We would like to update you on the South African Raisins for the current crop, based on the information that we obtained from our suppliers.
It is obvious that due to the rains, considerable damage has been done to the sultanas. Goldens have recovered a bit with the Merbein variety later in the season and a stronger race than the weaker sultanas . Demand for good goldens is slower than usual as the main markets in North Africa and the Far East lacking money with the low oil prices. The numbers we aim at as crop figures will be around 7000 tons goldens, compared to 12.000 last year.