Date: 15th January 2021


The December shipment report was released this week with very strong results. Overall shipments for December were up an impressive 22.5% at 87,029 tons. Total YTD shipments are now up 14.6% at 336,349 tons compared to 293,497 tons at this time last year. In short, shipments exceeded most expectations, with the Middle East and Asia […]

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Date: 8th January 2021


Almond Developments: The market for almonds trade soars upwards across the board for all items with a strong demand from both Europe and the Middle East on both nearby & distance positions. California have been more accommodating and have been participating on the later positions (providing that buyers will be willing to pay premiums over […]

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Date: 18th December 2020

Andrew Ciclitira

Chelmer Foods are very sorry to hear of the passing of Andrew Ciclitira, of Demos Ciclitira Limited. Andrew was a prominent, respected figure in our industry, with whom we enjoyed both a strong working relationship and an enduring friendship. He will be sadly missed. We offer our deepest sympathies to Andrew’s family, colleagues and friends.

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Date: 10th December 2020


NOVEMBER SHIPMENTS:  The 2020 November Walnut shipments versus November 2019 shipments on an inshell equivalent were at +114,497 tons in 2020 compared to last year’s 100,086 tons  for an increase +12.5% !! CROP SEASON SHIPMENTS: For the 2020 crop year, shipments are up +10.8% at +249,320 tons compared to 222,502tons in 2019. CROP: Receipts recorded as […]

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Date: 23rd November 2020

Chilean Prunes - New Crop

Prunes are extremely tight in the UK market present, not many suppliers are able to offer spot material in efforts to cover booked forward sales. New crop this year is also expected to be smaller than previous years. Last year potential production for Chilean dried plums was around 95.000 MT. However around 20.000 MT of this […]

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Date: 1st October 2020

Seed Market Snap Shot!

Sunflower:- We have seen massive spikes in the market in recent weeks as the realisation of the extended drought throughout Europe earlier in the year has reduced the yields by more than 10%. This has led to a surge in the veg oil market  which of course impacts on the kernel market. We are seeing […]

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Date: 7th September 2020

Lentil Market Update Sept 2020

As the Red Split Canadian harvest approaches prices have been slowly softening over the past month. Canada is expecting it’s second best yield on record, which is encouraging farmers to sell a bit more now. India has still not yet declared whether they will continue with the reduced import duty, or the rate will return […]

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Date: 4th September 2020

New Crop Prunes 2020

This season we have seen ideal growing conditions in France. A mild winter followed by sufficient rainfall in spring and a hot dry Summer has paved the way for a good quantity and quality crop. The 2020 harvest has started earlier than it has historically, leading to it almost being complete. Crop predictions have been […]

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Date: 21st August 2020

Pumpkin Seeds New Crop Update

New crop pumpkin seed is expect to arrive at the beginning of October, since the main origin of Xiniang is still closed due to COVID-19. The cultivation areas of shine skin and GWS for 2020 crop was larger than that of last year, partially it's because the high price level for 2019 crop. However, reduction […]

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Date: 21st August 2020

Sesame Seed Update

Sesame seed prices have been Stable with no major influences- until we have more clarity on crop size and, more importantly, weather patterns. Any rains in the first half of September could have devastating effects. The raw material availability in the local market is tapering off and limited quantities are available. Lots of imported raw sesame is being […]

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