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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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South African dried vine fruits estimate reduced by reports of rain

The weather conditions around Uppington and the Orange River had been very good until the first week in February. Rain, however, was forecast and unfortunately there are now reports of some heavy showers and thunderstorms.

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UK dried fruit industry awaits southern hemisphere prices

Dried vine fruits have for many years been regarded as an inexpensive ingredient for both manufacturers and retailers. Price variations have in the main related to either crop shortages caused by inclement weather or variations in currency. 

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Brexit influences dried fruit purchasing

The continuing vacillation over the Brexit negotiations in the UK is beginning to have an impact on all elements of the UK food industry.

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Unexpected gain in UK sterling benefits dried fruit buyers

UK importers report steady demand for dried vine fruits as manufacturers begin to take in raw material ready for the production of Easter products, such as Hot Cross buns. The past week has seen sterling gradually strengthening in value against the US dollar and the euro, which helps reduce the cost of imported dried fruits for UK buyers. 

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Dried fruit traders’ attention focuses on Easter season demand

This year, Easter falls on April 21 and Ramadan begins on May 6. Ramadan usually causes an increase in domestic demand for figs, dates and other dried fruits.
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Dried fruit markets quiet after busy Christmas sales period

UK dried fruit importers report a relatively quiet week as buyers return to work from the extended holiday period. 

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