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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.

Stay up-to-date on market developments with these market reports prepared by our market experts.

 

14 January 2022

CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS

In our first issue of the year we wish you a prosperous and most of all a healthy 2022. The year started with some of the same issues as we ended last year: COVID-19, logistic constraints, volatile markets and currencies. An almost full lockdown in our country will hopefully end this weekend, but certain restrictions […]

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21 December 2021

CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS

In our last issue of the CatZinfo we cannot but look back to a ‘roller coaster’ year. In the spring we were still hopeful as COIVID-19 figures came down, but meanwhile we end the year in lockdown and other restrictions for our daily live. Though the pandemic was (and still is) the main issue  we […]

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26 November 2021

CatZinfo

It is almost all about logistics (if not COVID)! The delays in shipments do not exclude any origin in a time new crops must arrive in time. Not only for the crucial holiday period, but also to fill the pipeline of many empty markets. The arrogance of the shipping lines however makes it hard to […]

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5 November 2021

CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS

The trade in dried fruits and nuts is preparing for the last 2 months of the year, traditionally with a high consumption. The major issue will be the availability of product, as for some commodities the market is almost empty and logistical disruption may not bring relief in time. This situation brings a lot of […]

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15 October 2021

CatZinfo – Dried Fruits

General With the majority of the crops on the Northern Hemisphere being harvested or close to be finalized, the final quantities will not bring any surprises. With a few exceptions most crops are smaller, so this being one of the reasons we see in our scope of products – but also in general for food […]

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24 September 2021

CatZinfo – Dried nuts

The trade is focusing on the new crops from the Northern Hemisphere. The trend of increasing prices for the crops has continued. For apricots and walnuts prices have increased substantially in the last weeks. Increasing post-COVID demand in combination with disappointing crops results in bullish markets. More than ever this season will show the advantage […]

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3 September 2021

CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS

Now holidays are over – except for the happy few – we cannot but notice almost all products in our scope of business have firmed in pricing. There is a complex of factors which have contributed to these higher prices. Not only smaller (anticipated) crops 2021 (from apricots to walnuts) which also do tumble in […]

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30 July 2021

CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS

With the first shipments of apricots within short, the 2021 fruit crops in Europe will start to come into the market. In general we notice most markets are firm in pricing as supplies are delayed for obvious reasons related to COVID-19 and some crops were disappointing, whereas demand even sometimes increased. Where in Europe the […]

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9 July 2021

CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS

The crops on the Northern Hemisphere are close to be harvested and meanwhile the start has been made as usual with the Turkish apricots. Focus of the trade is changing to these new crops, for which the outcome becomes more and more certain while approaching the harvest time. On the other hand the continuing disruption […]

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4 June 2021

CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS

We know it sounds like a broken record, but as we are daily faced with the logistic issues even getting worse, we cannot neglect the subject. Not only did freight rates increase further, especially from Asian ports, but also delays are incredible. Of course shipments never were as punctual as trains or planes, but nowadays […]

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