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CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS
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 […]
A couple of weeks ago it seemed the COVID pandemic was weakening somewhat, but meanwhile many countries and areas are turning to orange or red. Not only in Europe, but also in the producing countries. For this reason the supply chain may be possibly disrupted again, when workers cannot reach the factories or logistic problems […]
Though we do not think Europe will get back to type of lock-downs like earlier, the increasing numbers of COVID cases worry most of us. For sure further measurements will temper economic activities, which even in the end may also affect our business, which up to now has been hardly hit. On the contrary: it […]
The activities slowed down somewhat now holidays have started all over Europe. We fear this year most of you had to abstain from exotic trips or flights to sunny beaches. Unfortunately the COVID-pandemic is far from beaten; on the contrary in some parts of the world it is worse than ever. For sure it will […]
The news about the continuous outbreaks of the COVID-19 is still ruling the news. Though consumption of food in general and in particular dried fruits and nuts did not suffer too much, for sure some ‘practical’ problems hit the trade. Factories running low due to workers blocked at home due to lockdowns, logistic services interrupted […]