Sultanas: production deficits offset yield increase
Slight decline in global production
According to the latest report from the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC), global sultana production declined by 2% in the 2021/2022 season. A total of 1.33 million mt of sultanas, raisins and other dried grapes were produced. According to the report, Turkey achieved a 7% increase in production to 290,000 mt. China and the USA also increased their yields compared to last year. However, the additional production was offset by lower results in countries such as Uzbekistan and Chile. (Mundus Agri)
Despite the low rainfall rate in the Californian growing regions, farmers were able to supply their vines with water. Overall, the production of 181,000 mt was about 2% larger than last year. The sultanas themselves were smaller than usual due to heat and drought, but the quality was said to be satisfactory. South Africa had initially expected a significant increase in production, but this was cancelled out by persistent rainfall. The marketable goods are expected to be 65,000 mt, about the same as the year before. (Mundus Agri).