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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 […]
With a number of markets moving ‘side ways’, business is concentrating on spot deals as most buyers holding back for the longer term. As a result, stocks are low as not being replenished and we notice some shortages on the spot. Important news from Brussels. First of all, the US have decided to exclude the […]
Though the Gulfood Fair was well visited, it did not bring back the energy in the markets. Many products are traded in ‘flat’ markets with low volatility. As always there are some exceptions, but mainly for the nuts, such as almonds from California (frost damage) and hazelnuts from Turkey due to interference of TMO. For […]
In the approach to the Chinese New Year-festivals trading is slow and mainly concentrating on spot business. Most markets are rather ‘flat’ these days. Demand for products from the Northern Hemisphere is low, whereas there might be some demand for products from the Southern part – with the crops about to begin – but most […]
With a few exceptions, we see most markets firming at the moment in spite of rather slow activities in most markets; at least in Europe. This may be caused by more activities in other parts of the world, like buying in anticipation of the Ramadan period and more demand from the Asian continent. Also a […]