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CatZinfo – dried fruits & walnuts
After a period of daily breaking news about volatile currencies and new imposed tariffs, the last 2 weeks it seemed we reached a cooling down period. Turkish suppliers still see some unchartered waters ahead, as the rate of the Turkish Lira may still go either way after a tweet of Mr. Trump or a remark […]
Those returned from holidays did not miss much developments of markets. Most markets are rather quiet in anticipation of the harvests on the Northern Hemisphere which have either started or still have to start. We suppose also on holidays you will not have missed the result of Mr.Trump’s threats towards Turkey and the devastating consequences […]
Now the heat in Northern Europe for time being stepped down somewhat, we hope to see trade to become more active. However it is not only the temperature which has slowed down trade, but most and for all ‘external’ factors. As mentioned before the trade war started by Mr. Trump has caused a lot of […]
At the moment many of us are enjoying the holidays and trade is somewhat slow. On the other hand, for those still ‘on duty’, there are less hands to do the same job. All over the world sellers and buyers take precautions to be safeguarded for implications as a result of the “trade war” started […]
With the holidays approaching and for some countries still some interesting football matches ahead, trade is coming in a lower gear. Daily business is less active were as focus is now on the new crops on the Northern Hemisphere. The Turkish apricot meanwhile started to be harvested, whereas other crops will be taking off the […]
More than ever we see a lot of outside elements having influence on our trade. What will in the end be the consequences of tariff on steel from Europe in the US, reinforced sanctions for Iran, elections in Turkey, Brexit, volatile currencies, limitations of pesticides and contaminants by Brussels, etc? The problem is, it is […]
For the coming days many of our readers will be present at the INC-congress in Sevilla and we hope to see many of you for some good discussions. With many already ‘on the road’ the coming days will not be that hectic. On top in Holland Monday is a holiday and our offices will be […]
Continuous demand for especially spot material keeps the trade busy. More and more we notice short supply on the local market as stocks in the chain are minimal. This all caused by the earlier reported mentioned careful approach of most buyers, in anticipation of (hopefully) lower prices in some markets for dried fruits and nuts. […]
Overall activities are strong, both for spot business as well as for long term contracts. In general buyers have been hesitant in covering lately, which now causes an active demand for nearby positions. Now the size of the crops from the Southern Hemisphere is clear, buyers do take again positions for the longer term as […]
Though most markets are still ‘flat’, we do see more activities. Especially on the spot markets a longer period of ‘wait-and-see’ from the buyers is now being replaced by active buying on the spot now stocks are running low. After the uncertainty about the consequences of a Brexit for our trade, the newly trade war […]