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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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High US raisin prices continue to affect global markets

The past week has seen a calmer cost scenario for UK dried fruit importers, following a difficult period of rising prices and shortages in supply. Easter is one of the busiest periods for the sales of all types of dried fruits and this year is no exception.

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Dried fruit prices firm as producers hold back stocks

The Turkish sultanas and raisin market has firmed in the past few days, in part following the announcement that the second half of the government-sponsored school lunch programme will now be implemented.

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Cold weather increases demand for all types of dried fruits

Heavy snow throughout Britain over the past week and the proximity to the Easter period has seen an increase in retail sales of all types of dried fruits. 

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Market welcomes new season South African dried vine fruit prices

The past week has seen first new crop offers of both dried vine and tree fruits from South Africa. Prices have increased in line with current market levels but the good news is that the quality is reported to be excellent and, if the harvest continues without significant rainfall, there should be a good tonnage of dried vine fruits.

Dried Vine Fruit Greece

UK dried fruit market unsettled by lack of raisins and currants

January and February are usually quieter months after the Christmas peak for dried fruits and this year is no exception.

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Opportunity for Turkish sultanas in UK market

Prices of Turkish sultanas have remained stable during the past week, despite the continuing global shortages of raisins and currants. 

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