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CatZinfo – Dried Fruits & walnuts
The raisin and prune crops on the Southern Hemisphere are in and looking goods apart from some details, for which we may well refer to the specific sections below. Most shippers have announced their first prices, though limited number is still holding back as they wish to see the outcome of the selection of the […]
After a stormy night in Holland, which even caused closing down the port of Rotterdam yesterday 23/2, we may inform you about some windy markets for dried fruits and nuts. Rains in Chile and South-Africa have caused some firmness in the new crop offers for dried fruits, being partly on the drying fields. Higher humidity […]
Together with the start of the dried fruits of the 2017 crop from the Southern Hemisphere now entering in the markets, we see a lot of activities in most of our products. Apparently sales have been good and together with a more optimistic view on the future, now most economies foresee a substantial growth, we […]
All around we hear the December sales have been good and we notice actually from January 2nd a surprisingly substantial interest for both spot material as for positions later in the year. Most markets have not moved too much in the last weeks due to the holidays, but we expect somewhat more excitement in the […]
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 […]