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CatZinfo – dried fruits & nuts
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 […]
With most of the people back to work, it seems this week we are getting back to normal. It means after a few weeks focussing on logistics, we have to keep an eye on the developments in the various markets in our scope of products. Well, some of the markets have changed since the end […]
Last-minute-deals rule the trade these days. Partly because buyers have simply waited too long in unexpected firming markets; partly because of delays in shipments as shipping companies – in an attempt to save money – touching more ports or taking out ships and consequently remaining vessels overbooked and cargo rolled over to the next vessel. […]
Demand for spot material or at least arriving soon is making the markets in general very active. A number of markets were supposed to go down, but disappointing crops, delayed crops and currency issues changed this scenario. Now economies are strengthening again, there is optimism demand will be strong. Consequently goods are needed certainly for […]
Last days were absolutely very hectic with lots of interest from buyers, who seem to have made up their minds after Anuga. Also we noticed a massive demand for spot material as simply shipments cannot meet the need to fill the warehouses to produce or sell for the seasonal sales. For many products we see […]
Last week was Anuga-time! We met many of our readers and could have some pleasant conversations. If we may come to a conclusion: food is booming again! It was crowded and most people were enthusiastic about the fair (though finding a parking place was somewhat complicated). Most markets were active, though we do not think […]
The markets for the new crops are in full swing and rather volatile due to other outcomes than expected. The contents of the message is depending whether the source is on the supply- or demand side. Also on the spot markets there is a lot of activity now the high season is just a few […]