Chelmer Foods Seed Market outlook 06.05.2022

On Thursday the 5th of May it was announced that interest rates will increase from 0.75% up to 1%, the highest level since the 2009 crash, and the fourth consecutive increase since December. Inflation is at a 30-year high and is predicted to breach 10% by the end of the year with fuel, energy and […]

Published: 6th May 2022

Seeds Market Outlook

Published: 8th April 2022

Market outlook, Sunflower

The Ukraine alone predicts reduced materials and equipment for spring planting, as much as 30% for seeds, 20% for fertilisers, Plant protection product by up to 50%, and fuel as much as 80%. This is without taking into consideration labour, infrastructure, and logistical issues. Sunflower – This has been a stop-start commodity for most. At […]

Published: 28th March 2022

Turbulence in Turkey!!! Frost warning is significant and Turkish Lira volatility

By the first half of March, the bloom time for new crop apricots had already begun in Malatya. The majority of the apricot crop is grown in Malatya's valley area, and the fruit is currently in the "flowering" stage in these fields. This week's weather forecast predicts a significant "frost" risk from Friday to Sunday. […]

Published: 24th March 2021

Seed Market Update - Lack of selling Interest and Sporadic buying pressure

Latest news from the seed desk.... Over the last week, markets have remained relatively flat, with little selling interest from farmers and only marginal buying pressure from foreign markets. With green lentil stocks likely exhausted going into the next crop year and red lentils only having a small carryover, the market appears to have little […]

Published: 9th March 2021

Dried Apricots - Q1 Market Update

The sector is seeing more price rises due to a lack of availability for apricot raw material. Growers do not carry any raw materials to sell at the market. There are rumours that farmers no longer have significant raw material supply on hand, but only traders and exporters have raw material stock. Traders and farmers […]

Published: 5th March 2021

WALNUT MARKET UPDATE

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 […]

Published: 15th January 2021

Vineyard Observation Report April 2020

The awakening period The vines moved to the phase where the shoots become clearly visible at the end of the bunches with 4- 6 leafs emerging from each. This phase progresses very quickly which brings an extra vulnerability to the newly developing blooms against the frost risk. Any frost that may occur from now on […]

Published: 21st April 2020

Walnut Market Update

The Walnut shipment report has been released, with unexpected results. Total shipments were 60,126 tons, down 6.3% from last March, and YTD totals are now at 462,672 tons, down 6.8% from this stage last year. Total in-shell shipments for the month were 9,284 tons, down 44.9%, with YTD shipments at 261,658 tons, down 19.7%. For […]

Published: 16th April 2020

Almond Shipment Report

The Almond Board of California has released the March Position report with RECORD shipments of +208 million pounds compared to 184 million pounds last year for an increase of +12.6 percent.  Domestic demand in the USA was excellent, as suppliers tried to keep up with the incredible demand at the grocery stores for almonds, energy […]

Published: 14th April 2020