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 […]

Published: 23rd November 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 […]

Published: 1st October 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 […]

Published: 7th 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 […]

Published: 4th September 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 […]

Published: 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 […]

Published: 21st August 2020

Hazelnut New Crop

The Minister of Agriculture announced in Mid-July a formal crop estimation for new crop volume indicating over 665,000 mt. This estimation took a lot of people by surprise as it did not coincide with what the exporters’ associations had declared. Also making farmers disappointed as they had hoped it would decrease the market prices. Nonetheless, […]

Published: 14th August 2020


In 2019 the estimated export was around 62.000MT between 26th September 2019 – 7th of July 2020. Estimated local sales is around 10-15.000 MT. Assuming For the rest of the season; From 7th July 2020- till first shipment date September 2020, around 3-5.000MT of export will take place, there will be 0 carryover from the […]

Published: 9th July 2020

Turkish Apricot Harvest Report

As the Drying gets on the way for the Turkish 2019 Apricot crop, our attention is called to the firming price and forecasted volume. The Crop has been estimated at 85,000 MT for the Malataya regain but exceptions are at a total of 90,000 - 95,000 MT including neighboring provinces who are not included in […]

Published: 9th July 2020

Market Report for Brazilian Cashew Nuts

Production in Brazil  The Brazilian institute of Geography and statistics released an estimate concerning the harvest calculated in May 2020, in the production of cashew nuts in the country is at 151.1 thousand tonnes, this is an increase of 8.5% compared to the previous year. This increase was seen despite the 9.1% reduction in the […]

Published: 1st July 2020