Turkish Dried Fruit Report - Latest News 18/05/2021
We had previously mentioned about the frost problem that occurred in the Malatya and Sivas regions at altitudes above 2,000 metres two weeks ago, and we can report that the orchards suffered only minor damage as a result of this frost.
The raw material market is eerily quiet this morning. There is neither a supply nor a demand.
Growers are also hesitant to sell their raw material inventories. At this time, it is unclear how long this condition will last.
As a result of increasing demand, we continue to see raw material price increases. Exporters and traders are scrambling to secure raw material supplies as soon as possible.
On the other side, as we track new crop trends, we must remind you that we are concerned about warmer temperatures during the winter months. If we don't get enough rain in May and June, we may have to deal with some quality issues caused by insects on the fig trees. This has the potential to harm new crop fruit production.
From September 1, 2020, to May 15, 2021, a total of 162.885 MT of Turkish Sultanas were exported. 3.193 MT has been exported by Turkish exporters.
When we look at the export figures for this week, we can see that there was a total of 27,909 mt. less shipment than the previous season's due date.
Between September 1st and May 15th, 2021, a total of 162.885 MT of Turkish Sultanas were exported.
As normal, the United Kingdom leads the shipments of sultanas imported from Turkey (47.929 MT).