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Prices of Turkish sultanas and raisins have continued to firm with major packers reporting difficulties in obtaining good quality raw material from local farmers.
The 2018 International seedless Dried Grape Producing Countries Conference was held in Windsor UK on October 26, chaired by Dappie Smit from South Africa.
Turkish raisins continue to represent good value for money for the UK buyers.
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.
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.