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Apricot bloom frosts…

There was a hard frost Sunday  morning with temperatures between –1 and –4 C for 5 hours.  60% of trees are in bloom, and 20% had just finished with 20% not yet open.

Apricot prices have increased by about 30% this morning, though there are no sellers (beyond the odd individual sack).apricots1

Current crop is in any event almost sold out.

We (and the rest of the market) are withdrawn for the next few days to assess the damage.

 

Apricot Market update: As we are stepping into the process of a new Crop it seems all exporters had a really tough 2014 season with great losses.

Current market: No Trade taking place due to the frost, expectation of prices to stay firm going forward depending on the Damage to the new crop.

New Crop:Frost which took place on the 5th at certain regions in  valleys surrounded by mountains where cold weather in the minus ranges  trapped the air from circulating and causing freeze. We will need some warm weather to visit and figure out the damage. Also concerns from Growers of heavy long rain periods in Malatya has stopped some flowers to pollinate which is not turning into fruit. Below are pictures of frost regions,as you can see most of the fruit on trees in valley are frozen.Weather forcasts predict in the minus ranges on Saturday the 11th for different regions.Taking into consideration of the Damage on new crop,and the heavy crop damage in Uzbekistan,Tajicistan and Kygyzstan prices look to stay firm.

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date:  Apr 08, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Apricot bloom frosts…
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Turkish Sultana export figures

As of  04.04.2015, The exported quantity has reached   to 170.363 mtons with an average price of 1.798 usd / ton.

Last year (2013 crop) during the same period     the exported quantity was 107.721 tons with an average price of 2.620 usd / ton.

On a “weekly basis” , during the Calendar Week (CW) 14, 2015  (last week) ;  4.545 tons was exported with a weekly average price of usd 1.743 / ton.

During the Calender Week (CW) 14 , 2014 ;  2.204 tons was shipped with a weekly average price of  2.671 usd / ton.

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date:  Apr 07, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Turkish Sultana export figures
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Turkish vineyards situation as of early April 2015

One of our partners thoughts regarding the current situation with the Turkish Vineyards…

They are advising these basing on observations, and also what the other farmers had been advisingingredients2

Some areas, especially banks alongside Gediz River , had received frost and dew damage due to extreme cold weather.

Some vineyards which were pruned during end December – early January in this area has received some 25 to 60% damage, they suggest, of course the secondary blooms will occur however, weather conditions are still not so good.

On 15th April they should know more, but from what they can see, they are not too hopeful with the vineyards this season and it promises to be a tough year once again .

The budding is not as healthy as it should be, crop will be less basing on the bud , where as it was 30 bunches, estimates 10-20  bunches.

Only the younger vineyards looks better, in the 1-2 year old young vineyards, the budding is good, however even in the same area, two neighbouring vineyards will have different yields.

Hopefully after 15th April, things will improve…

date:  Apr 07, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Turkish vineyards situation as of early April 2015
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Seeds Market Update

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Prices continue to increase in China due to dwindling stocks and steady demand – with still about 6 months before new crop will be shipped,advise taking cover  rather than waiting.

Sunflower sunflower

Markets  fairly stable  both in China  and Bulgaria

Steady demand  for both Bakery and Confectionery grades – don’t see any  major changes until September/October when new crops will become available

Hulled sesame

Market in India has eased a bit due to a lull in demand recently.

They are expecting their small Summer crop in May. Advise people to take cover upto October 2015 when the main crop will be harvested.

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Both Brown and Yellow available from either Europe or Canada

Prices  are steady / firm due to  demand

Poppy

Market steady with reasonable supply from all origins

 

For all enquires please contact out Seeds / Pulses trader Hugh Walter (hugh@chelmerfoods.com) or your usual account manager. poppy

 

date:  Apr 02, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Seeds Market Update
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Possible improved Turkish Hazelnut crop coming?

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Looks like a slightly better crop coming but unlikely prices will crash and burn on the current crop as there is still some major end users searching the market for good quality raw materials.

The market is looking easier as more sellers appear as the frost risk disappears. It’s still unclear if 2014 crop stocks will be enough to bridge the gap till new crop as also there are buyers in the wings and those holding stock in Turkey do not have large amounts.

Only time will tell, but for the time being there are more sellers than buyers.

 

For enquiries of Turkish Hazelnuts, both Raw and Roasted, please contact our Hazelnut buyer James Weaire or your usual account manager:

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date:  Apr 01, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Possible improved Turkish Hazelnut crop coming?
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Chelmer Foods Success at IFE…

Chelmer Foods successfully exhibited at the UK’s largest food exhibition the IFE from 22nd – 25th March.

Photos of the stand as follows:

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date:  Mar 27, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Chelmer Foods Success at IFE…
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Cold Snap during Apricot bloom

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 015been 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.

The colder weather has caused nervous short covering, and the apricot market has started to firm since the weekend.
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date:  Mar 27, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Cold Snap during Apricot bloom
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Turkish Sultanas monthly export figures…

We would like to share the latest export quantities of the Turkish Sultanas / Raisins industry.vineyards31

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.

sultanasFor any further information about the Turkish Sultanas / Raisins industry, please don’t hesitate to contact us… sales@chelmerfoods.com

 

date:  Mar 18, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Turkish Sultanas monthly export figures…
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Chelmer Foods will be at the IFE

 

Chelmer Foods will be Exhibiting at the IFE, Excel London 22nd – 25th March 2015

Please get in touch to arrange a meeting at our stand… Come and see us at Stand S2820 (South Hall)

http://www.ife.co.uk/

The UK’s largest food & drink event: the ultimate product sourcing event; IFE 2015 is the UK’s largest food and drink event and provides an unrivalled opportunity to source the best products for your business, keep up to date with the latest trends and network with the industry’s finest.

The last IFE in 2013 had over 1,120 exhibiting companies from 55 countries.

date:  Mar 17, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Chelmer Foods will be at the IFE
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