News of July
Summary and Special News of DRIED FRUIT EXPORTER
Pistachio & Kernels
•IRAN: It is predicted that the quantity of Akbari and Fandoghi pistachios will show increase compare to that of AhmadAghai and Kalleghouchi. It is hard to make a prediction in regard to new crop and the quantity and quality will be determined by the upcoming harvest.
•USA: Prices of US pistachios level off after earlier gains. Prices of US pistachios are steady, following a slight rebound in prices at the start of July.
•USA: In tests in a California pistachio orchard, some ARS scientists found that spraying the trees with P. anomala inhibited the incidence of A. flavus in pistachios by up to 97 percent, compared with unsprayed trees
•INDIA: Pistachio prices declined by 0.113USD per kg in the national capital today owing to sluggish demand from retailers and stockists. Adequate stocks following increased arrivals from overseas markets also put pressure on pistachio prices. Pistachio hairati and peshawari fell by 0.113USD each to settle at 21.43-23.70 USD and 27.10-29.37 USD per kg, respectively. Traders said subdued demand from retailers and stockists against increased arrivals from overseas markets mainly pulled down pistachio prices.
•IRAN: Almond sweet kernels does not show any changes compare to the last year, while due to the damages to the gardens Mamra almond crop is lower in quantity.
•SPAIN: Almond production for Spanish region has been reduced. Almond production in Castilla-La Mancha will be much smaller than was forecast in May, due to the appearance of diseases and infections such as monilia, fusicoccin and canker and poor pollination at the flowering stage.
•INDIA: Almond prices fell by 2.26 USD per 40 kg in the national capital today due to reduced off take by stockists and retailers. Sufficient stocks following increased arrivals from overseas markets also weighed on the prices. Almond (California) prices fell by Rs 100 to Rs 10,500 per 40 kg and its kernel also eased by Rs 5 to Rs 365-375 per kg. Traders attributed the fall in almond prices to reduce off take by stockists and retailers. Meanwhile, prices of other dry fruits ruled steady on scattered deals.
•IRAN: Still the price of different types of raisin is almost unchanged showing very small increase in comparison to the past and it is time to order.
•TURKEY: Turkey’s sultana crop is now recovering from rain damage in June. Producers are now hoping for good drying conditions throughout July and August, since additional damage may reduce the crop further and send prices spiraling.
•CHINA: This year's Chinese raisin crop is thought be smaller than previously forecast following heavy rain and low temperatures earlier on this year.
•USA: US raisin growers hoping warmer weather will sweeten the grapes. California raisin growers are keeping a watchful eye on their crops at present, after cool weather in June slowed grape development.
•IRAN: Still the prices are stable and unchanged. It is time to purchase.
•IRAN: Iran produces 76% of total world’s saffron consumption (200 MT per annum). It is predicted that Iran will increase this production to allocate 96% of this consumption.
•IRAN: Last year Iran’s export rate of packed and bulk saffron has been increased by 70% and 82%, respectively compare to that of the year before.
•IRAN: it is predicted that the upcoming crop will be higher in quantity and better in quality than the year before.
•IRAN: in the light of holy Ramadan month and higher demand the prices are higher than before, while the quantity is small, and only the suppliers with good stock can support their customers.
Walnut and Dried Apricot
•IRAN: it is predicted that the upcoming year will be more blessing regarding apricot and walnut. The harvest time is September to the mid October.
•Iran's non-oil exports have surpassed 32 billion dollars.
The total value of non-oil exports reached 32.656 billion dollars during the past year. Meanwhile, new figures released by Iran's Customs showed that the country exported about 7.4 billion dollars of non-oil items during March 21-June 21. The country plans to expand its non-oil exports to more than 45 billion dollars in the current Iranian calendar year.
•Iran and Ukraine aim to increase their annual bilateral trade
Iran and Ukraine aim to increase their annual bilateral trade from around $1b to $2.5b in the near future. Iran’s main exports to Ukraine include pistachio, peanuts, fruits, tiles and ceramics.