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Diminishing demand for Californian Raisin
There’s enough supply to meet the demand for raisins grown within the 50-mile radius of Fresno, California. “Our 2016 production in September was excellent,” said Kalem Barserian, CEO of the Raisin Bargaining Association in California. Quality was also good and with the larger world supply Barserian says price has come down 31 per cent or roughly 0.25/lb. “That’s helped the movement domestically as well as exports. We’re seeing an increase in the domestic market by about four percent and the export market we’re up 10 percent.” The price has allowed California’s raisins to stay competitive with other producing countries like Turkey, Chile, Argentina and Australia. “We used to be about 50 percent of the world production. Now we’re about 25 percent. I’ve been in the raisin business for 52 years so I’ve seen quite a bit of change in the world situation.”
Turkey was the top supplier of sultanas this season
Turkey top supplier of sultanas
Suppliers in China uniformly report that sales have dropped this season. They are pointing the finger at Turkey, where prices are at their lowest point in years. The drop in price could be one of the factors which have led to the increased global imports from Turkey in 2016. Sales to Germany even rose by 80% as compared to 2015. Exports to the UK, however, remained on a relatively stable level.
By Andrew Ciclitira
Published: 02 February 2017 04:01 PM / Agra-Net
The attention of UK dried fruit traders has turned to the southern hemisphere producing countries. Sources in Mildura, Australia, report that harvesting of the 2017 sultana crop is running two or three weeks behind last season, due to unfavourable weather conditions at the time of flowering and berry set last year.
SHANNON TWOMEY, The Weekly Times
January 5, 2017 8:00am
The sunpreme raisin grape is proving popular with producers because it costs less to harvest, according to Agricultural Research Service plant geneticist Craig Ledbetter.
He said the sunpreme dried without cane cutting and could save millions of dollars in production costs.
“With many grapes, crews must go out about two weeks before the harvest and cut the canes, which are the long branches on the vines that actually produce the grapes,” Mr Ledbetter said.
“Once the canes are cut, the grapes begin to wilt so they can be shaken into trays later.
“Cane cutting costs about $180 per hectare, which is roughly 36 per cent of total harvest costs.”
Global production surplus drive raisins market prices down
MINTEC - November 15, 2016 8:00 AM |
Jara Zicha, market analyst at Mintec.
Raisin prices have been trending lower since the beginning of the year, on the back of large global supplies.
Prices have been falling since September last year and are currently down by around 20%. In fact, prices have been falling since 2012, with the exception of 2015. In order to understand what has been driving prices in the market we must look at both the two main types of dried grape, raisin and sultana, and the major producers, California and Turkey.
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BY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
27 September 2016
California raisin growers are expected to harvest about 270,000 tons of raisins this year, according to a preliminary estimate from the Raisin Administrative Committee in Fresno.
The preliminary estimate – about 20 percent lower than last year’s 336,000 tons – was prepared in anticipation of the International Dried Grape Conference being held in China this week.
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