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CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS AND WALNUTS
Happy New Year! Instead of our thoughts about the past year, we wish to start with some views on the future. More than anything else we do hope we will see peace in the current places suffering from the war and some leaders will come to sense. We cannot neglect the influence of the Middle […]
The hectic of the end of the year has started in full. As usual many logistic issues to solve, certainly now shipments take on average longer and some routes can even be called unstable, with cargo rolled over to next vessel by the shipping lines. Also freight rates may increase due to higher energy costs […]
With the first visitors from overseas already on their way to Europe, the food industry is preparing for Anuga, to be held 7-11October in Cologne. There will be many topics to discuss on the markets for the dried fruits and nuts. Some markets have changed drastically in the last weeks (sultanas/raisins) as well as waiting […]
Due to the holiday period we also had a break with our CatZinfo, which will be sent more frequently now. In the past few weeks we have not seen very dramatic changes, but certainly some developments need to be reported. With the dried fruit crops on the Northern Hemisphere harvested and dried, we see even […]
With the holiday period in full swing overall in Europe, activities are slow. Nevertheless some markets are developing and especially spot business as usual. The Mediterranean crops are reaching their completion, with especially from Turkey a disappointing outcome for apricots and sultanas. The crops from the Southern Hemisphere have reached with unfortunately quite some delays […]
In general the activities are slowing down somewhat now summer holidays have started or will be enjoyed in the coming period. Some of the crops on the Northern Hemisphere are being harvested and dried (apricots and sultanas f.e.) whereas others (currants and nuts f.e.) will be harvested after the summer holidays. There is a firmer […]
Meanwhile we are waiting for the outcome of the crops in the Northern Hemisphere, in Türkiye the crops have suffered from some night frost earlier with some damage. In California, the crops seem to develop reasonable. The elections in Türkiye have brought victory to president Erdogan, which however did weaken the Turkish Lira further. Question […]
Business as usual in this period is somewhat more relaxed. The yield of the crops in the Southern Hemisphere is known and first business done and some already shipped. Most remarkable is the disappointing crop of raisins in South Africa, with less production than expected. Also the crop of the stone fruits is by far […]
With stocks coming to the lower levels, demand is picking up resulting in more active markets, especially for spot material. After a period of slower consumption in the recent period for especially the more expensive products, we see demand slowly picking up. We also notice for most items firmer prices: first of all as a […]
Of course at this moment our thoughts are with our Turkish friends, of which many are more than just business relations after so many years of our intensive business we do have in this country as well as our numerous visits especially in the Malatya region. This area (and city) has been hit as well […]