We help bridging the needs of our partners by closely monitoring global market developments, offering expertise that eliminates risks, and delivering a choice selection from approved sources. Our traders constantly update their knowledge through daily contact with major spice growers and suppliers across the globe. Experts who speak the local language are frequently on the spot in spice producing areas. As a result, they are always aware of current market conditions and ready to supply our customers with crucial information at any time.
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CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS
Not the market developments, but the logistic delays are the number one topic at the moment. Started in Asia, now all over the world there is (or seems) to be an imbalance of container equipment, which looking at the mega-profits of the shipping lines, is for them a blessing, but for the customers a real […]
With an increasing number of people vaccinated there is hope this summer we may go back gradually to a ‘normal’ life. We are anxious to see whether the foodservice may regain its lost turnover and weather the retail can hold on to its increased volume, or was it sparking only by COVID-19? Also from a […]
In this edition we report some important developments which may have influence on the products in our portfolio. The more or less unexpected change of the president of the Turkish Central Bank resulted in a sharp decrease of the Turkish Lira against the Dollar this week by over 10%. No need to explain, this had […]
Overall tendency is a firmer marker for most of the products in our scope of products we are looking at. There is a mix of elements contributing to this rise in prices. Main reason in our view is the increased consumption of healthy food, especially in the retail. In Europe in-home consumption is still strong […]
There is a lot of volatility in most markets. The disruptions in the logistic chain due to a disbalance of container availability worldwide, causes a shortage of products from Asia and California, with increasing prices for spot material. But also the exorbitant rise of ocean transport with 400/500% increase of course is translated finally in […]
The year 2021 started with some active markets in our scope of business. Partly because of the new crops on the Southern Hemisphere are around the corner, partly because consumption was good in December and buyers still covered prudentially in view of the pandemic situation, but now see empty warehouses. On top we have to […]
In our last CatZinfo we usually have some reviews of the past year. We think this year it is better to emphasize more on the future as many words have been spent meanwhile to the pandemic. If we restrict ourselves to the business we noticed total consumption did not change dramatically. We saw a change […]
It seems the hectic period has started. Last minute demand for the Christmas period putting more pressure on the scarce stocks in general. There are a few reasons why stocks are rather low for a couple of items: Decreasing prices made buyers hesitant to step in and first clear their own higher priced stocks; f.e. […]
Though business more or less as usual, all seem to fade away nowadays in the light of COVID, elections in the USA, the earthquake (Turkey), typhoon Goni in the Philippines and Brexit, to name a few. In Europe lockdowns have been imposed more heavily and this may play a role in consumption patterns of our […]
We can obviously not deny the COVID-19 problems on the Northern Hemisphere. New and stringent measurements have been taken, which are coming close to a lockdown in some countries. For sure this will have a serious impact (again) on certain branches like the out-of-home markets, cultural events, airliners and tourism. In what way this will […]