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Andrew Ciclitira

Andrew Ciclitira writes for IEG Vu on the dried fruits markets. He is the the Managing Director of Demos Ciclitira, one of the leading UK importers and distributors of dried fruits.
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Brexit uncertainty continues to unsettle UK dried fruit industry

Prices of Turkish sultanas and raisins have continued to firm with major packers reporting difficulties in obtaining good quality raw material from local farmers.

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World sultana conference optimistic for future of dried vine fruits

The 2018 International seedless Dried Grape Producing Countries Conference was held in Windsor UK on October 26, chaired by Dappie Smit from South Africa.

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Turkish raisins remain competitively priced for UK markets

Turkish raisins continue to represent good value for money for the UK buyers.

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Rise of the Turkish lira against the dollar has firmed prices

Turkish sultana and raisin prices have firmed slightly over the past few days following the improvement in the exchange rate of the Turkish lira against the US dollar.

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First new season dried fruits well received by the UK

UK traders and importers report brisk sales of Turkish sultanas and raisins as buyers look to cover their requirements of dried vine fruits for the year ahead. First new crop arrivals have now reached the UK and although the quality of this year`s Turkish fruit is not thought to be as good as the previous crop, there have not been many adverse reports.

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US farmers report better raisin yield but reduced new season tonnage

This year’s harvest of Californian Thompson seedless raisins for both the traditional paper drying and overhead trellises is now virtually complete, with reports of a better yield than last year
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