Monthly Archives October 2015

News from the California Raisin Administrative Committee

STATISTICAL INFORMATION

 

DELIVERIES TO HANDLERS

For the period of October 11, 2015 through October 17, 2015:

16,735 tons of Natural (sun-dried) Seedless (NS) raisins were delivered to handlers.

19,021 tons of all varietal types were delivered.

28,872 tons of all varietal types were delivered for the same period last year.

64,030 tons of NS raisins have been delivered for the year-to-date. This compares to100,273 tons of NS deliveries as of this date a year ago.

86,015 tons of all varietal types have been delivered YTD, compared to 123,937 tons in 2014-2015.

2,329 tons of the NS deliveries for 2015-16 crop year are organic.

20,555 tons of NS are held on memo storage.

8,567 tons of NS are held for reconditioning.

 

SEPTEMBER SHIPMENTS

The RAC September 2015 shipment report of Natural (sun-dried) Seedless (NS) Raisins shows that domestic shipments (including Canada) were 15,680 packed tons, compared to 16,983 tons in 2014 (-8%). Year-to-date domestic shipments are 29,724 packed tons compared to 35,350 tons at this time in 2014 (-16%).

NS export shipments (without Canada) for September 2015 were 8,749 packed tons, compared to 10,480 tons in 2014 (-17%). YTD export shipments are 16,961 packed tons, compared to 22,041 tons a year ago, a decrease of 23%.

NS shipments to all destinations year-to-date are 46,685 packed tons, compared to 57,390 packed tons for last year (-19%).

 

TOP 20 DESTINATIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015

Natural Seedless

Packed Tons

September Rank Destination Tonnage Previous Rank YTD Tonnage

8/1/14 – 9/30/15

1 United States 14,882 1 28,427
2 Japan 1,869 2 4,058
3 Germany 1,025 5 1,540
4 United Kingdom 817 7 1,324
5 Canada 799 8 1,300
6 Sweden 524 3 1,401
7 Taiwan 488 6 999
8 Mexico 379 10 674
9 Malaysia 357 17 487
10 South Korea 344 9 717
11 Norway 343 11 585
12 China* 339 4 883
13 Philippines 317 12 555
14 Finland 250 20 310
15 South Ireland 210 (-) 254
16 Thailand 161 16 308
17 Denmark 158 18 279
18 Dominican Rep. 113 (-) 148
19 Indonesia 108 14 269
20 Singapore 99 15 247

 

*Historically a large volume of China exports are transshipped directly to Japan.

date:  Oct 26, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on News from the California Raisin Administrative Committee
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Almonds September Position Report released…

The Almond Board of California has released the September Position report with shipments of  142.9 million pounds compared to last year 163 million pounds for a decrease  of 12.3% percent which was expected.049

YEAR TO DATE SHIPMENTS:    269.1 million pounds compared to last year 304.7 million pounds for a decrease of   11.67% percent.

SHIPMENTS BY REGION:

–         USA                                        +4%

–         India                                       +7%

–         China                                     -35%

–         Germany                              -16%

–         Spain                                      +8%

–         Italy                                        +37%

–         Western Europe                 -7%

–         United Arab Emirates        -64%

COMMITTEMENTS/SALES:  During the month of September the commitments reached 440 million pounds which is an increase of 13.8% over last year.  Sales during the month of September reached 74 million pounds.

CROP RECEIPTS:  922 million pounds compared to   939 million pounds last year for a difference of  -1.86 percent.  It appears the Nonpareil crop will be the smallest crop since 2007.

CURRENCY: The 1 Euro is now equaling 1.126 to the dollar.

HARVEST: The harvest has been fast this year with many varieties all coming in quickly.  The Northern part of California had a better crop in tonnage this year compared to last year while the southern part of the valley had a smaller crop in quantity compared to last year.  Industry experts are calling for a crop of 1.70 to 1.80 billion pounds, while last year’s crop was 1.88 billion pounds.

PRICES: During the past two months prices came down and now during the past 3 weeks we have seen them rise up approximately 25 cents per pound.

OCTOBER SHIPMENTS: The October shipments look to be stronger than once thought. Strong demand during the recent weeks has filled up most of the production capacity for most packers.

date:  Oct 12, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Almonds September Position Report released…
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We would like to share the latest exports of Turkish Sultanas / Raisins industry

By 03.10.2015, The exported quantity have reached 23.523 mt with an average price of 2.035 usd / ton.
Last year (2014 crop) during the same period of time, the exported quantity was 36.000 mt with an average price of 1.861 usd / ton.

On a “weekly basis” , during the Calendar Week (CW) 40, 2015  (last week) ; 4.974 mt was exported with a weekly average price of usd 2.064 / toningredients2
During the Calender Week (40), 2014 ;  8.000 mt was shipped with a weekly average price of  1.848 usd / ton.

Below you will find the export figures ( yearly / weekly ) of crop 2014/2015.

For any further information about the Turkish Sultanas / Raisins industry, please don’t hesitate to contact with us.

 

TURKISH SULTANAS/RAISINS
      EXPORT FIGURES
FISCAL YEARS 2014 / 2015 ( CROP 2014 ) FISCAL YEARS 2015 / 2016 ( CROP 2015 ) DIFFERENCE
Date Export ( Ton ) Average Price / $ Date Export ( Ton ) Average Price / $ Export / Ton Unit Price
01.09.2014 – 05.09.2014 6,080 1,933 01.09.2015 – 05.09.2015 4,297 2,020 -1,783 87
01.09.2014 – 12.09.2014 12,496 1,895 01.09.2015 – 12.09.2015 9,178 2,006 -3,318 111
01.09.2014 – 26.09.2014 27,999 1,865 01.09.2015 – 26.09.2015 18,549 2,027 -9,450 162
01.09.2014 – 03.10.2014 36,000 1,861 01.09.2015 – 03.10.2015 23,523 2,035 -12,477 174

 

date:  Oct 07, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on We would like to share the latest exports of Turkish Sultanas / Raisins industry
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Herewith we send you an update on various walnut markets, received by QFN…

EAST-EUROPE – Last week we have received the first offers from our partners in Eastern Europe. These were about USD 1.- / kg. more expensive than USA walnuts. Our partners understand that we will not be able to sell much if prices from the USA remain lower than from Eastern European countries. Like we said in a previous report, we know and they know, Eastern Europe will have to drop their market levels to get business in the books. We know this will happen but also feel this will take a week or even a few weeks. The market in Ukraine simply has to understand and adapt the market situation of today and will have to lower their prices. It might happen that for the first deliveries from new crop, which can be done in a week or two, a premium can be asked. If you are looking for a specific offer for a second half October delivery, please send us your specific request.
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CALIFORNIA – California is offering sharp at this moment, especially as the crop seems good and China is not interested in allocating any volumes right now. Among buyers in Europe it seems that the cheaper prices have already been adapted as the current market level of today, despite that this cheaper material is not available in the market yet of course. The crop is just being received and many packers are just starting to offer substantial quantities and remain careful, as they know that with current prices, demand can become strong for California walnut kernels. For them it is a thin line between on one hand getting some business in the books and some back order to run their factories and on the other hand not selling too much too low. Until mid December we will not see much new crop USA on the market yet anyway, but we feel the current levels could be interesting for those buyers who could consider to purchase a long term contract for a part of their annual needs.

date:  Oct 06, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Herewith we send you an update on various walnut markets, received by QFN…
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