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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.

 

4 November 2022

CatZinfo

The SIAL fair in Paris was not as crowded as expected as we noticed and heard from many visitors. Beforehand some decisions were postponed till after the fair, as buyers had hoped to get guidance for the future from various suppliers at SIAL. However the forecasts for the coming period are rather vague as nobody […]

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7 October 2022

CatZinfo

Unfortunately the worldwide geopolitical problems continue and consequently increasing prices for energy, a stronger dollar and inflation all around make trading sometimes complicated. The pessimistic outlook of most consumers also does not help traders to take long term positions. In general prices have increased in spite of lower freight tariffs meanwhile, which could not absorb […]

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9 September 2022

Now summer holidays are almost finished for most of us, we resume our CatZinfo. Since our last report early July quite some changes have been noticed. First of all the firming of the dollar against the euro by about 5%, which was one of the element making food in general more expensive. Another element was […]

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4 July 2022

CatZinfo dried fruits & nuts

Due to the holiday-periods this summer, our CatZinfo will be issued in a somewhat lower frequency. To be honest, also because most markets are rather slow. In general consumption slowed down somewhat, so buyers are rather cautious to take positions for the longer terms. Obviously it means somewhat more activity on the spot market. Though […]

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3 June 2022

CatZinfo dried fruits & nuts

Many in our trade have visited the INC-congress in Dubai, which was after 3 years a good thing to meet each other ‘life’ again. While the war continues in Ukraine, the world goes on and the news about it is hardly shown on page one anymore. Of course it has caused quite some disruption in […]

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6 May 2022

CatZinfo – Dried Fruits & Walnuts

“Ironic” is maybe not the correct word in relation to the expression “business as usual” while a war is going on in Europe. However it is the reality, as there are not yet signs of a possible cease fire or peace talks, the world goes on and so do we in our business. Of course […]

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8 April 2022

CatZinfo – dried fruits & walnuts

It is a disappointing conclusion, but the war, while it goes on in Ukraine, is gradually becoming part of daily life, surpassing the human tragedy, especially for the innocent civilians in Ukraine. Let us hope the responsible people will see swiftly they made a precious and dramatic mistake, so many lives on both sides may […]

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18 March 2022

CatZinfo – Dried fruits and walnuts

Unfortunately there seems to be no shortcut to a peaceful solution in Ukraine, though anyhow much harm has been caused already. The human tragedy is enormous and it looks the scars will anyhow exist for the coming years. Looking at the trading these days, we notice a careful approach of most buyers. The restrictions to […]

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25 February 2022

CatZinfo dried fruits & nuts

The dramatic developments in Ukraine will certainly have influence in our field of business. Of course the human tragedy is by far more important, but from a professional point of view, we must have an eye on the consequences. First of all the dollar firmed somewhat, but not as much as was expected. On a […]

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4 February 2022

CatZinfo – dried fruits & nuts

The first harvests of the Southern Hemisphere have started. So far so good with normal weather circumstances, as well as the normal and occasional and local shower which by some has been promoted to a small thunderstorm jeopardizing the upcoming crop. The usual tactics upfront with sellers very careful about what still can happen – […]

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