Sunflower Surge in Prices

The price of sunflower kernels has risen dramatically, with the price of Sun oil, Rape oil, and Palm oil being the driving force. Rape's price has doubled in the last year. The difference between rapeseed oil and Sun oil is very large. Sun oil is more likely to rise rather than sink as rapeseed oil […]

Published: 1st October 2021

Dehydrated Tropical Fruit - Sep 21 Report

Pineapple We are now in the off-season, with the winter crop slated to be harvested from October through January. This year's rains have been plentiful (July-September), and we anticipate a greater pineapple winter crop (compared to last year). However, the pandemic situation persists, affecting primarily labour movements and restrictions in the food industry, particularly the […]

Published: 17th September 2021

Pecan Market Update - July 21

Raw material prices have risen dramatically in the recent ten days. With limited raw material available in the North American market and increased demand for late-season contracts, this pricing pattern is likely to continue into the following crop. The market is predominantly driven by demand from North American customers, but international markets (such as the […]

Published: 16th July 2021

Brazil Nut Market Report July 21

As the season draws to a close, the market remains exceedingly tough, and trade is hampered by a lack of available offers. Due to a scarcity of acceptable raw materials, several of our suppliers expect to wind up most of their activities by the end of July or early August. That is not to suggest […]

Published: 14th July 2021

Californian Almonds Crop Forecast - Crop Estimate Down around 10-15%!!

According to reports out of California, the new harvest is down 10-15%, thus we expect packers and merchants to raise prices significantly as a result of this news. California's almond crop is expected to total 2.80 billion meat pounds in 2021, down 13% from May's subjective projection of 3.2 billion and 10% less than last […]

Published: 13th July 2021

Dehydrates - Tropical Market Report July

Pineapple Summer harvest is likely to be over soon, as supply in the southern part of the country (where 60% of the supply is grown) has dramatically fallen, and companies have begun to move supplies down from the northern half. One of the largest canned pineapple factories has been severely impacted by COVID-infected workers, and […]

Published: 6th July 2021

All is quiet on the Western Seed Front

There isn't much to report on the markets this week because both international buyers and Canadian growers have been slow. The majority of demand is following the traditional summer cycle, with many customers waiting for new crop. Growers have virtually stopped selling this week as a big 10-day heatwave is expected to hit the plains […]

Published: 29th June 2021

Pistachio Market Update

The ACP just revealed the May pistachio shipment data, which were generally positive. Shipments increased to practically every destination, totalling a 31.58 percent increase. Pistachio shipments in California are up 13.55 percent year to date. Export shipments increased by 52.67 percent, while year-to-date shipments are up 17.03 percent. The key driver of the increase in […]

Published: 21st June 2021

Chilean Prunes Market - Size Variations and Higher Percentage of Kernels caused by pitting issues.

Latest news from Chile as the as the prunes market is facing a myriad of different problems. Origin Suppliers have reported the following issues: With a downward vias, there is more size variation we already know that because of fruit geometry is affecting the size grading process. A higher percentage of kernels (not 0,5%, but […]

Published: 4th June 2021

Turkish Vineyard Observations - May Summary

In May, we saw further growth on the vines, with green shoots emerging from buds and the first clusters like small buttons sprouting. Flowers successfully developed into Berries during a delicate period of flowering and pollination. During this period, a chilly spring provided optimum circumstances for the vines. During this time, healthy vines are the […]

Published: 4th June 2021