Date: 23rd February 2021

Chilean Prunes Market Update

Since the weather for Chilean dried prunes has not been too favourable for new crops, practically all manufacturers/packers are waiting to sell new dried prunes. After suffering a massive and truly unprecedented rain 8-14 days ago, because of several problems, Chilean producers are beginning to see the impact on the crop this year: 1- The […]

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Date: 18th February 2021

TREE NUTS MARKET REPORT - ALMONDS

The January shipment report broke the downward direction of the past months. The shipments of almonds from California did not crack the monthly year on year record for the first time this season and they also declined beyond the most pessimistic forecasts by industry players. It is clear that due to shipping delays and congestions, […]

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Date: 18th February 2021

TREE NUTS MARKET REPORT - BRAZIL NUT

The already reported standoff over prices between processors and collectors has led to a very late start of the new rainforest region campaign. Due to missing raw material, all roots are currently unable to ship and several processors have yet to open their facilities for the new season. Any old raw material has already been […]

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Date: 18th February 2021

TREE NUTS MARKET REPORT - CASHEWS

The Vietnamese New Year holidays are underway and the usual decline in operation by processors and buyers during this time has been demonstrated in recent weeks. Throughout January, the initial prices were steadily soft and hit lows that were last seen about a year ago. On the contrary, the supply of the European spot for […]

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Date: 18th February 2021

TREE NUTS MARKET REPORT - PECANS

In Europe, the spot market for pecan halves is very scarce because shipments have been delayed over the last 2 months. Halves of especially high quality are barely offered at all. The immediate coverage of spot needs is advisable. There are reports in the countries of origin that the Mexican crop was extremely disappointing compared […]

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Date: 17th February 2021

Lentils Market Snapshot Update

Large green lentil markets have gone a bit crazy over the past week and small greens have moved slightly as well. There has been some steep price fluctuations for international offers due to processors wanting slightly more margin more their produce. Processors are hoping that they will be able to sell the stocks of lentils […]

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Date: 16th February 2021

Chilean Prunes Market Update

The latest harvest commenced this week, however there is major concern after the central valley saw its biggest rainfall ever for January 2 weeks ago; this has been reported to have caused some damage. The weather however is incredibly hot right now, therefore the fruit will be very challenging to dry. Many have never seen […]

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Date: 12th February 2021

Almond Shipments - The challenges ahead

The shipping industry for Almonds is facing one of the greatest challenges in years. "Your container has been rolled as the vessel is skipping the port" is the most hated term every day. Due to a shortage of containers, supplies, and vessels, countless loads are rolled every week. It is very difficult for buyers and […]

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Date: 10th February 2021

South African Vine Fruit Update

Following on from our earlier post last week on SA Fruit... Orange River Area - Northern Cape Due to a powerful La Nina system, this region has received rainfall ranging from 80mm to 200mm over the last two months. In the Vaal and Orange Rivers, the level of the dams is more than 100 percent […]

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Date: 10th February 2021

January Review - California Walnut Market Report & Crop Update

Considering the severe difficulties with shipping delays in the month of January, California shippers will consider this shipment report as good news. There were over 30 ships anchored off Southern California and over 10 ships anchored off Oakland as of last week, waiting for their turn at their respective ports. KEY FACTS: JANUARY SHIPMENTS: Walnut […]

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