MALATYA. The dried fruit suppliers in Turkey are aligning their offers for dried apricots. Not even the high export demand is driving up prices to any noticeable extent.
AYDIN. This week, the commodity exchange prices for dried figs have risen in Turkey. Exports have, however, declined noticeably over last season.
MANISA. Turkey has until now been spared harmful night frosts. The market players are focusing on the elections at the end of the month. And yet, the situation may change suddenly.
MANILA/JAKARTA. Limited arrivals are becoming more of a problem for the processors in Indonesia. In addition, the dry weather in Asia could lead to an overall decline in production.
AYDIN. Many traders have more or less switched to auto pilot in preparing the final exports for the season. Only the demand for Ramadan prevents the market from coming to a complete standstill.
MANISA/CAPE TOWN. Raisins and sultanas from the producing countries in the South will soon be arriving. At the same time, the stocks in Turkey are declining rapidly.
JAKARTA. The raw nut deliveries from the main growing regions of Indonesia to the processors are irregular, which also affects the prices.
AYDIN. Somewhere in the price jungle of the Turkish dried fig market there are occasionally still free positions for prompt delivery. Buyers, however, have to cut back, either on prices or on the quality of the goods.
MALATYA. Overall it is rather quiet in the Turkish dried apricot market. Nevertheless, export deliveries are making great strides.
MANISA/KAPSTADT. The upcoming elections and the weather will be the most important topics in the Turkish dried fruit market in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, rainfall in South Africa has led to a decline in production.