News of January 2012
Summary and Special News of Dried Fruit Exporter
- USD Value Effects on The Dried Fruits Market:The changing value of the dollar in comparison to Iranian Rial currency impacts the price paid by end users. Due to US currency fluctuations many Iranian manufacturers and suppliers have limited the sales of their products keeping an eye on the more stable market. This consequently affected the trade balance. http://www.irandriedfruit.com/iran-pistachio.php
Pistachio & Kernels
INDIA: Pistachio prices on Saturday rose up to 0.9 USD per kg in the national capital largely on the back of fresh buying by retailers and stockists on seasonal demand. Fall in supplies from overseas markets also supported the rise in the prices. Pistachio Irani and peshwari rose up to 0.9 USD to settle at 17.14-18.15 USD and 25.21-27.23 USD per kg respectively. It is believed that fresh buying by retailers and stockists amid tight supplies from overseas markets mainly pushed up pistachio prices on the dry fruit market here. (Quoted from Business Line 31 December 2011)
PAKISTAN: The price of pistachio has increased by 10%, i.e. Rs 1000-1200 per kilo. (Quoted from Pakistan Today, 1 January 2012)
USA: 26 January is called national pistachio day. (Quoted from Independent Florida Alligator, 26 January 2012).
UK: Winter is wonderful for pistachio brand. Pistachios has reported a 25% year-on-year increase in sales value in the UK, it is credited with boosting sales at the end of the year by 65% (based on the last four weeks of 2011, year-on-year). (Quoted from worldfood, 23 January 2012).
PAKISTAN: The fate of almond appears the same as before. The price is 16.13-24.20 USD per kilo. (Quoted from Pakistan Today, 1 January 2012)
INDIA: Almond quotations per 40 kg are Almond (Gurbandi-new) 121-125 USD; Almond (Girdhi) 64.55-66.57 USD; Abjosh Afghani Rs 141.22-322.79 USD. (Quoted from Business Line 31 December 2011).
USA: Bee pollination perhaps holds a promise for the future of the California almond industry. California almond growers produce 99% of the US commercial almond crop. (Quoted from Farmpress, 24 January 2011)
Pakistan: With the start of the winter season in the city, like elsewhere across the country, dry fruits have become a rare commodity as their rates have surged to new heights propelling them beyond the buying capacity of an overwhelming segment of the population. Good quality raisins (kishmish) price during the current winter season has also risen to 6 to 6.4 USD per kg from 5.6 USD per kg last year.
(Quoted from Daily Times, 1 January 2012)
IRAN: still the saffron price is experiencing an unstable situation because of the USD value fluctuations in Iranian market.
IRAN: US dollar frequent fluctuations led to an unstable product price with the producers and suppliers waiting for more stable US value enabling them to sell their product in more workable and reasoanable prices.
PAKISTAN: The price of high quality dried dates showed no change at 8.06 USD per kg in the last one year. Medium quality dry dates from Sindh areas are available at 3.22 to 4.03 USD per kg. (Quoted from Daily Times, 1 January 2012)
ISM Cologne Profile:ISM Cologne is a biggest confectionery trade fair hold in Germany. ISM refers to International Sweets World. The event will provide assistance in the penetration of new products and services in global market.
ISM Cologne is a home to numerous variety of candies and different kind of biscuits. The show will showcase all the innovative and latest trends in confectionery sector. Start date:29 January 2012 and ends on 1st February 2012, with more than 300 exhibitors. (Quoted from Business Trade, 26 January 2011).