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CATZINFO – DRIED FRUITS & WALNUTS
The markets for dried fruits are rather active at the moment. Partly because of the new crops of the Northern Hemisphere have passed the vulnerable stage of bloom and the risk of frost; partly because stocks in Europe are tight and demand for short term deliveries are heavy. Buyers have been careful in covering their […]
In these broken weeks (Easter and May 1) activities are not at the highest gear. A general wait-and-see attitude is present at the moment. We think however this might be a tricky situation, as we may see some markets run away all of a sudden as we have experienced with f.e. some tropical fruits and […]
Though the new extension of the Brexit-period was breaking news, this will have no major influence on our trade. Other geo-political developments may have more impact, like the talks between USA with China as well as with the EU. Also the final outcome of the Turkish local elections in combination with the economic situation in […]
The markets have become more active in the last week. Now the outcome of most crops on the Southern Hemisphere is known, buyers and sellers are making up their minds. We see not only crops are getting larger, but also demand is increasing for most of our products, so prices are mainly moving sideways with […]
The soap of Brexit still continues. It is anybody’s guess how this will end, but we won’t be surprised if at the end our friends from Britain will remain on board. No news yet from the US-China talks, but in this case we suppose must see this as a positive sign. If a solution will […]
Good news from the USA-Chinese battle on tariffs. It seems some results have been achieved and new and higher tariffs have been delayed for a while. Hopefully an agreement will be found, so trade will not be caught by sudden political decisions again. The other issue: Brexit, is approaching the final date at the end […]
The fruit crops from the Southern Hemisphere have meanwhile shown their cards. Crops have more or less finished and the size of the crop is known and drying is in full swing. Weather conditions in Chile are fine, as well as in South Africa, though here some minor rains are expected today, after which temperatures […]
The size and quality of most crops of the Southern Hemisphere are becoming more clear. In general it is looking good, without expectations of abundant crops. Buyers are mostly still on hold and gathering the market information and price levels. On the other hand we see low stocks in Europe and an active demand to […]
Business is getting back to normal and is already rather active. We see a substantial demand for spot deliveries and of course there are some developments with regard to the new crops from the Southern Hemisphere. There are hardly product lines which are bearish at the moment. The reason is mainly strong demand for most […]
In our last CatZinfo of 2018, we cannot but conclude it was another exciting year. In this part we may well summarize some external factors such as currencies and politics. The euro vs. the US-dollar actually was not that volatile with a high of almost 1,25 early Feb compared to a recent low of 1,13. […]