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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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Supply pressure pushes Turkish sultana prices higher

The past week has seen an increase in the price of Turkish sultanas as local packers struggle to find raw material. 

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South African dried fruit suppliers positive for production outlook

Early reports from South Africa suggests that this year’s vine fruit crop will be between 50,000-65,000 tonnes. The harvest is reported to be about one month away and weather conditions have so far been good. 

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UK dried fruit importers predict higher prices this year

The new year begins with reports from leading producers of steady vine fruit prices from Turkey.  Exports of Turkish sultanas and raisins up until the end of December 2017 have reached 105,242 tonnes at an average fob price of USD1,550 per tonne. 

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Turkish vine fruit prices increase as export demand continues

Sources in Izmir Turkey report that between 5,000-6,000 tonnes of sultanas and raisins have been exported each week from Turkey for the past few weeks.  

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Calm in European dried fruit market

Dried fruit markets have quietened down over the past week as Europe begins to get ready for the seasonal break. This year, the shortage of Greek currants and, more recently, Californian raisins has created a strain for UK dried fruit importers.

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UK dried fruit customers hop from seller to seller

As the close of the year approaches, thoughts turn to supply in the coming months before the new crop of dried fruits are harvested next summer.

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