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Strong dried fruit sales pre-Easter

The sudden onset of warmer weather in the UK will divert attention from traditional bakery products containing dried fruit to other more seasonal lines, such as salads and summer recipes. The good news is that UK importers have reported strong pre-Easter sales and virtually no delays either for shipment or at the ports of arrival. The only ongoing difficulty is the continuing fluctuation in the value of sterling against both the euro and the US dollar.

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57,000 hectares of Spanish almonds, fruits and oranges affected by frosts and winds

The Spanish agriculture insurance specialist, Agroseguro, claims that 57,610 hectares of orange, fruit and almond plantations were impacted by March frosts in the eastern Spanish regions of Catalonia, Valencia and Castile-La Mancha after frosts and strong winds between December 2018 and March 2019.

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US raisin shipment fall for all main importers

California raisin shipments totalled 148,488 packaged (short) tons from August 2018-February 2019, 27% less than in the same period the previous season.

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US dried fruit, wine and tomato ketchup could be hit with new EU import tariffs

US food and drink products could be hit with additional import duties by the European Union, as a trade dispute between the two markets over aircraft subsidies escalates.

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Poor US imports of dried apricots and apples

The US started 2019 with low imports of dried fruits after the fall in dried apricot and apple supplies steepened in January 2019.

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Weak Turkish lira will delay dried apricot shipments

Turkish dried apricot prices were steady for old crop short-time shipments despite increasing demand for Ramadan coverage due to weak lira, according to the Dutch trader Catz International at its latest market report.

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Argentine provinces agree to control processing grape supply

A new agreement aimed at eliminating industrial grape and wine surpluses in order to manage prices better in the domestic market has been signed by Alfredo Cornejo, governor of Mendoza province, and Sergio Uñac, governor of San Juan province.

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Brexit delay relieves pressure on dried fruit and nut buyers

The ongoing situation is, however, far from clear so this may just extend the period of uncertainty until later in the year. The present position remains good for Easter sales of dried fruits, with no reports of shortages and relatively stable prices for both dried vine and tree fruits.

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Brazil nut price starts to fall after a brief hiccup

Bolivian Brazil nut prices are declining after reaching a peak of USD4.10 per pound fob Arica in March.

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US dried fruit, wine and tomato ketchup could be hit with new EU import tariffs

US food and drink products could be hit with additional import duties by the European Union, as a trade dispute between the two markets over aircraft subsidies escalates.

Tariffs Trade Disputes

Poor US imports of dried apricots and apples

The US started 2019 with low imports of dried fruits after the fall in dried apricot and apple supplies steepened in January 2019.

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Guinea Bissau increases cashew export taxes

Guinea Bissau’s government has updated its tax exports on raw cashew nuts (RCN) in 2019, imposing XOF50 (USD0.08) per kilo exported and an additional 5% of the current USD1,222/tonne fob RCN reference price to support domestic processing investment.

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US starts 2019 with strong pecan and hazelnut imports

US imports of pecans and hazelnuts experienced a high rise in January 2019, leading nut acquisition.

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US walnut shipments maintain their strength

Californian walnut shipments for the 2018/19 enjoyed strong growth to March 31 2019.

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Dried fruit industry gets a younger outlook

Turkish dried fruit processor Sanford AS is targeting younger generations with a wide range of products aimed at children between 18-24 months, IEG Vu learned at the Polaris event in Athens (April 15-17).

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Poor US imports of dried apricots and apples

The US started 2019 with low imports of dried fruits after the fall in dried apricot and apple supplies steepened in January 2019.

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Weak Turkish lira will delay dried apricot shipments

Turkish dried apricot prices were steady for old crop short-time shipments despite increasing demand for Ramadan coverage due to weak lira, according to the Dutch trader Catz International at its latest market report.

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Slowdown in Philippine banana factories due to fruit shortage

Activity is slowing in banana processing plants on Mindanao island (Philippines) due to a lack of raw material. This follows a severe drought, due in turn to the El Niño phenomenon.

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Combined shipments of Thai dried tropical fruit due to scarcity

The poor Thai pineapple, mango and papaya crops have led to processors offering only combined shipments, not full loads. Prices are firming as markets are more active once harvesting has finished, according to the Dutch trader Catz International at its latest market report.

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Chilean dehydrated apples bet on quality in a challenging industry

Although Chile is working in high-middle and high-quality segments, Chilean processors told IEG Vu that as apple plantations have not increased in Chile and the harvest should be normal, a weak output might upset their cost structure as they compete with juice and purée processors to obtain raw product. Surfrut, one of the main Chilean processors, has been updating us on the current situation.

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