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CatZinfo – Dried Fruits
Last year showed (again) our trade remains rather unpredictable as far as pricing and availability of products are concerned. Important parameters such as weather and currencies simply cannot be influenced and act sometimes unexpected. Of course the “El Nino” phenomena was expected, but that it would cause record low crops of for example Chilean walnuts […]
The crazy weeks have started: lots of interest for last-minute deliveries, where several products are rather limited available. The high prices of previous season made buyers cover very carefully and consequently stocks can hardly meet demand for immediate delivery. The dollar has been more or less stable against the euro after the surprising victory of […]
After the election of Mr. Trump a few things changed in the currencies. The dollar firmed by another 2% whereas the Turkish Lira lost considerable ground and facing an all-time low of 3,39 making Turkish products more competitive. Busy times for the spot traders: it seems a lot of products are in short supply: bananachips, […]
The basics of trading have not changed in the last weeks: emphasis on spot buying and selling and – with a few exceptions – low activities for the forward positions. Supply from Asia is delayed and consequently stock positions in Europe low, so buyers trying to secure quantities before the important Christmas season. This was […]
Demand for spot is substantial: buyers have waited as long as possible because prices of several products are lower than last season. But also importers have taken very carefully positions and consequently available stocks are running low. Those who are ordering now, come at the end of the line and either have to pay a […]
Trading is getting in full swing, with many activities regarding the new crops from the Northern Hemisphere. After the holidays in Turkey demand for apricots and sultanas is substantial as prices are attractive. Problems for the supply of tropical fruits from Thailand as well as banana chips from the Philippines. On top of this there […]
With most of us back, trade is getting back to business as usual. Buyers reflecting on their positions for the new crops from the Northern hemisphere, which are now getting clear as far as actual crop sizes will be, except the later nut crops. In general we hear positive news about the new crops. Most […]
The holidays are coming to an end, so we expect business to become more active. The first signs are already present and we notice increasing demand for the seasonal period at the end of the year. Now some crops are already being harvested or the harvesting comes that close we can make an educated guess […]
Most markets are quiet, obviously because many are enjoying their holidays. Therefor just some brief highlights this time. The situation in Turkey seems to be back to ‘normal’ as far as we here from our contacts when they speak about daily live and economic activities. As situation is now we do not expect any disruption […]
Due to the holiday period we have temporarily slowed down the frequency of our CatZinfo somewhat. Unfortunately we must again mention again a catastrophic event; this time in Nice and our thoughts are with the people involved. Also the situation in Turkey is dramatic and as this country is an important player in the agricultural […]