News of October
Summary and Special News of Dried Fruit Exporter
IRAN: the price is still stable and Chinese demand for Iranian pistachios is still running due to approaching to their new year. However, approaching to January demands are mitigating which will consequently result in more reasonable prices and hosting better services from suppliers to customers.
IRAN: 8000 Hectares of South Khorasan province is under the harvest for pistachio product and the harvested quantity is forecasted to be 10,000 MT this year (Quoted from Worldfood, 6October 2011).
TURKEY: Weather condition between December 2010 and May 2011, with warmer-than-normal temperatures at the end of last year and also in January resulted in major problems with pollination, and caused a lower yield.
IRAN: prices for Mambra almond are still reasonable and stable and considering the lower Indian demands for this type prices are affected and a decrease for the same is being forecasted. For the regular type of the almond the new harvest represents a lower quantity which along with the high internal demand for this type will result in a higher price. So it is a good time for placing the order.
USA: US almond sales catch up lost ground. US almond shipments have picked up pace in recent weeks, helping to offset the slow start to the 2011/12 season, although exports are running slightly behind the previous year’s levels.
INDIA: India almond imports for 2010/11 are estimated at 60,000 tons (in-shell basis), up 29 percent over the previous year. considering normal weather and stable exchange rates, Indian almond imports in 2011/12. (Quoted from Businesstrade, 10 October 2011)
IRAN: after the harvest season the prices became more reasonable. However, approaching the January aims at lower prices due to low demand from international markets. Meanwhile, lower demand creates suppliers an opportunity to provide better services for their customers.
IRAN: This year raisin is among the main commodities exported to South Asia (Quoted from Zawya , 19 October 2011).
IRAN: harvest has been started and the new product has been launched in the market. The fluctuations are still running. However, considering the unique quality customers from new market are encouraged to go for demands.
IRAN: Iran answers for biggest of global production and exports much of it. Iran now accounts for the lion's share, or around 93% of world production (Quoted from Worldfood, 3 October 2011).
IRAN: the quality and quantity are affected by the last shower. So forecasts are toward a higher price in a short period.
IRAN: Fars Province is the Iran’s biggest fig production pole with 43000 hectares of the land under the harvest and more than 40000 MT production (Quoted from WorldFood ,5 October 2011).
IRAN: prices for Kabkab and Zahedi dates have been increased. Shahabi date has a unique quality this year and still the price for the same is stable. For the customers looking for a best quality product with a reasonable price, Shahabi is a unique suggestion. However, predictions are toward lower prices for all types due to a lower demand trend comes from approaching the January.
IRAN: Jahrom City in Iran provides around 4500 hectares of the land under harvest with the average production yield of this city is between 18000-22000 MT. The drought of this year only has a small effect on the production.
Iran exports to Southeast Asia increase
The country's exports to Southeast Asia have increased in the first half of the current Iranian year and the export have increased by 132 percent compared to last year. Iran's exports to the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have increased from USD 700 million to USD 1.625 billion during the same period. Pistachios, dates, saffron, raisins, marble stone and travertine are among Iran's major exports to Southeast Asian countries (Quoted from Zawya , 19 October 2011).
China dried fruits and nuts import rate increased
Chinese and Hong Kong imports of several edible nuts continued to grow in the first seven months of 2011.