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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
With regard to the logistic problems it seems the worst has yet to come. What started as a disbalance of container in Asia, is now spread around the world. From California to Chile; from Turkey to South-Africa, container bookings are rolled over by the shipping companies without mercy. This is causing serious delays, due to […]
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 […]