Please find an article from The Public Ledger interviewing National Account Manager Chris Wilding on our stand during the IFE:
The weather in Malatya continues to be cold with rain and snow, daytime temperatures of only 5 to 8 C which is 7 degrees below normal. There have been only mild frosts of 0 to –2 C over the past few days causing no visible damage, and tonight is forecast at –2 to –3 depending on the area. A degree or more colder than this and we will be in trouble.
We are approximately 40% in bloom, with the remainder of the trees expected to pop as soon as we get a couple of sunny days. It has been cold and wet to date regardless on any possible frost damage, far from ideal weather for pollination.
We would like to share the latest export quantities of the Turkish Sultanas / Raisins industry.
By 14.03.2015, The exported quantity has reached up to 156.731 tons with an average price of 1.803 usd / ton.
Last year (2013 crop) during the same period of time the exported quantity was 100.589 tons with an average price of 2.614 usd / ton.
On a “weekly basis” , during the Calendar Week (CW) 11, 2015 (last week) ; 4.702 tons was exported with a weekly average price of usd 1.716 / ton.
During the Calender Week (CW) 11 , 2014 ; 2.916 tons was shipped with a weekly average price of 2.698 usd / ton.
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Apricot Update 16th March 2015
Exports in February were 3,485 compared to 9,843 last year.
Year to date exports are 32,871 compared to 79,215.
Year to date domestic consumption is estimated at 4,000 tons
Exports were in line with expectations, roughly the same tonnage as January. Remaining stocks are limited to perhaps 12,000 tons of all grades which at the current rate would sell out in May.
The bloom has started in Malatya on the plains and lakeshore (Kale, Malatya, Battalgazi). Other areas will come into bloom over the coming 1 to 3 weeks under normal weather conditions. The bloom looks like it will occur over a longer period than last year which will reduce the risk of a total wipeout similar to last years. Weather is not ideal, it has turned five degrees C cooler than last week, and forecast dropping further as the week progresses with northerly wind, rain and snow. Mild to moderate frosts are forecast in every growing region over the next 7 days. If the current forecasts are realized then we would expect little or no damage in early areas, and a possible delay in bloom in later areas but it is very finely balanced, and a couple of degrees in either direction would see a very different prognosis.
Region Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Bloom Expected Forecast source as at 16.00 Istanbul 16.3.15
16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd to Start
H/L H/L H/L H/L H/L H/L H/L
Central Malatya 10/0 11/1 13/3 10/4 10/-1 7/-1 9/1 Started http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/TUMA0389:1:TU
Battalgazi 9/0 11/1 13/3 10/4 10/-1 7/-1 9/1 Started http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/TUMA0077:1:TU
Darende 10/3 10/0 13/3 8/3 8/-1 5/-2 9/-1 5-8 days http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/
Akcadag 9/0 12/0 13/3 9/4 10/-1 7/-2 9/0 5-8 days http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/TUXX0127:1:TU
Baskil 0/-1 9/0 11/3 7/2 8/-2 5/-4 7/-2 5-10 days http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:00000.6.17202
Hekiman 7/-2 7/-2 9/1 7/1 6/-4 2/-6 6/-4 10-15 days http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/TUMA0444:1:TU
Dogansehir 7/-1 11/0 12/2 8/1 9/-2 6/-2 8/0 10-15 days http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/TUXX0329:1:TU
With the bloom starting end last week one small packer (allegedly in need of new customers after his lack of performance this year), dropped the prices $500 per ton, we suspect without actually selling anything, a few packers holding high prices stocks followed suite. The crazy season has arrived. Whereas prices early in the season may have gone too high, we think that they have now gone too low, and any worsening in the forecast above, or indeed any frost over the next 45 days, and we could everyone withdraw and prices double overnight. Some packers stepped into the market over the weekend either short covering or as a result of fresh demand created by the lower prices.
The Turkish Lira has been weak, trading around 2.63/$ and the outlook for the currency is far from clear. We have elections in June, and with the uncertainty and political tension in the markets, and a roaring green back it is difficult to see a stronger Lira in the near future, but stranger things have happened.
There are persistent reports of long term damage to trees in some areas due to last years record frost, we think this is an unproven claim at this stage, but will keep an eye on orchards in those areas.
We are heading for an interesting crop year, many small and some large packers who defaulted last year, have become very wealthy as a result, and un needed new capacity will be springing up all over the valleys supported by slick new websites purporting to be the biggest and best . As is always the case following such a bull market many packers will be looking for new customers to replace those they let down last year, and will be trying to tempt new clients with attractive offers. This is only one of the headwinds we expect in the coming season, shelf space has been lost to other items and will be hard to get back, factory staff have been lost to other industries, but lets at least hope we have some apricots to work with.
The Black sea exporters union have just announced their flower count giving a theoretical potential for new crop at 664,000 mt which is below average but not a disaster.
Superfruit harvest season of prunes has ended.
The harvest season started one week earlier than usual, and after 3 weeks of intense work and effort of Superfruit team, all our orchards were harvested.
Superfruit has 3 main areas that in sum are close to 1.040 ha.
Ranguilí, our biggest prune plantation with almost 570 ha. is close to Lolol, 3 hours south from Santiago.
Then comes Chancon. This plantation has close to 230 ha. And is 1 hour south from Santiago, in Rancagua area, where our main offices are based.
Last, but not the least, is Tantehue, with more than 220 ha. This orchard is close to Melipilla, 1 hour west from Santiago.
Meanwhile the harvest, the prunes were sent to our sun dry fields and dry tunnels in order to dry our fruit, the correct operation in this stage is essential to keep the quality of the product.
Now a rigorous calibration and selection of the prune is being done. Superfruit is doing it well and now the fruit is ready. Our fields were capable of producing around 9.000 Tons of raw material, little bit less than last year, but bigger size curve. Chile produced approximately 70.000 Tons. Quality of the fruit looks very good. Amount of sugar is the correct and we are expecting a good yield and excellent product.
We would like to inform you that Sesame Seed prices are bearish as the demand is bleak.
On the other hand, the availability of raw material i.e. Natural Sesame Seed is tapering off giving an indication that the raw material sources are drying up in India.
This phenomenon is being confirmed by the fact that some Indian Sesame Seed processors have started buying Natural Sesame Seed from Africa.
US$ has also lost about 1.5% against Indian Rupee in last 10 Days.
The currency is volatile.
The current price of Hulled Sesame Seed Premium Grade Purity 99.98% for March/April shipment would be £1.45 per kg ex-store
In our opinion this is a very good price to conclude business.
We are of the opinion that the current prices are either the rock bottom prices or quite close to the bottom!
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Turkish Sultanas / Raisins industry
Our partner Ozgur shares the latest export quantities of the Turkish Sultanas / Raisins industry.
By 28.02.2015, The exported quantity has reached up to 147.621 tons with an average price of 1.808 usd / ton.
Last year (2013 crop) during the same period of time the exported quantity was 94.981 tons with an average price of 2.609 usd / ton.
On a “weekly basis” , during the Calendar Week (CW) 09, 2015 (last week) ; 4.816 tons was exported with a weekly average price of usd 1.748 / ton.
During the Calender Week (CW) 09 , 2014 ; 2.664 tons was shipped with a weekly average price of 2.715 usd / ton.
Below you will find the export figures ( yearly / weekly ) of crop 2014.
|TURKISH SULTANAS / RAISINS|
|EXPORT FIGURES ( COMPARE TO PREVIOUS YEAR )|
|2013 / 2014 ( CROP 2013)||2014 / 2015 ( CROP 2014 )||DIFFERENCE|
|Date||Export (ton)||Average Price $||Date||Export (ton)||Average Price $||Export / Ton||Unit Price|
|01.09.2013 – 06.09.2013||5,118||2,245||01.09.2014 – 06.09.2014||6,081||1,936||963||-309|
|01.09.2013 – 13.09.2013||10,383||2,301||01.09.2014 – 13.09.2014||12,536||1,896||2,153||-405|
|01.09.2013 – 20.09.2013||16,586||2,350||01.09.2014 – 20.09.2014||20,053||1,875||3,467||-475|
|01.09.2013 – 27.09.2013||22,680||2,381||01.09.2014 – 27.09.2014||28,080||1,866||5,400||-515|
|01.09.2013 – 04.10.2013||28,874||2,395||01.09.2014 – 04.10.2014||36,077||1,862||7,203||-533|
|01.09.2013 – 11.10.2013||35,406||2,427||01.09.2014 – 11.10.2014||40,501||1,856||5,095||-571|
|01.09.2013 – 18.10.2013||35,631||2,429||01.09.2014 – 18.10.2014||49,085||1,848||13,454||-581|
|01.09.2013 – 25.10.2013||40,589||2,450||01.09.2014 – 25.10.2014||56,029||1,843||15,440||-607|
|01.09.2013 – 01.11.2013||45,183||2,471||01.09.2014 – 01.11.2014||63,175||1,837||17,992||-634|
|01.09.2013 – 08.11.2013||49,558||2,488||01.09.2014 – 08.11.2014||70,778||1,831||21,220||-657|
|01.09.2013 – 15.11.2013||53,488||2,501||01.09.2014 – 15.11.2014||78,099||1,829||24,611||-672|
|01.09.2013 – 29.11.2013||61,342||2,534||01.09.2014 – 29.11.2014||90,426||1,825||29,084||-709|
|01.09.2013 – 06.12.2013||64,126||2,545||01.09.2014 – 06.12.2014||94,952||1,822||30,826||-723|
|01.09.2013 – 13.12.2013||66,270||2,551||01.09.2014 – 13.12.2014||100,175||1,822||33,905||-729|
|01.09.2013 – 20.12.2013||69,235||2,560||01.09.2014 – 20.12.2014||104,599||1,821||35,364||-739|
|01.09.2013 – 27.12.2013||72,715||2,568||01.09.2014 – 27.12.2014||111,530||1,817||38,815||-751|
|01.09.2013 – 03.01.2014||74,274||2,573||01.09.2014 – 03.01.2015||113,621||1,815||39,347||-758|
|01.09.2013 – 10.01.2014||76,407||2,578||01.09.2014 – 10.01.2015||117,723||1,814||41,316||-764|
|01.09.2013 – 17.01.2014||78,813||2,584||01.09.2014 – 17.01.2015||121,370||1,813||42,557||-771|
|01.09.2013 – 24.01.2014||81,306||2,589||01.09.2014 – 24.01.2015||125,288||1,813||43,982||-776|
|01.09.2013 – 31.01.2014||83,971||2,593||01.09.2014 – 31.01.2015||129,853||1,811||45,882||-782|
|01.09.2013 – 07.02.2014||86,801||2,597||01.09.2014 – 07.02.2015||133,938||1,810||47,137||-787|
|01.09.2013 – 14.02.2014||89,680||2,603||01.09.2014 – 14.02.2015||138,267||1,809||48,587||-794|
|01.09.2013 – 21.02.2014||92,317||2,606||01.09.2014 – 21.02.2015||142,805||1,810||50,488||-796|
|01.09.2013 – 28.02.2014||94,981||2,609||01.09.2014 – 28.02.2015||147,621||1,808||52,640||-801|