Turkish Sultanas, Market update
Mundus Agri. Disappointment persists in Manisa as the weather has remained unusually warm. Forecasts, however, state that conditions should change in the next few weeks. The TMO will start selling sultanas in February.
Way too warm
Daytime temperatures recently even climbed to 20-22C (68-71.6F), whereas nighttime temperatures dropped to 5-10C (41-50F). These conditions are still disrupting the winter dormancy of the vines. Weather forecasts, fortunately, state that the required cold weather will arrive along with snow in the next few weeks.
The TMO also expects to start selling the remaining supplies from the 2021 crop in February. The estimate is that the state-run organization still holds 130,000 mt of sultanas from the 2021 and 2022 crops. Quotations range at TRY 25-26/kg for type 9 sultanas and weekly trading volumes at 100 mt at the Izmir Commodity Exchange.