- Pumpkin Seeds – Prices have continued to climb since our last report and look highly likely to continue to do so as we head further into 2014.
- Coconut – Following Typhoon Haiynan in the Philippines and the subsequent price increases in coconut, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and even Indonesia are looking to take advantage by offering a discount below Philippine pricing and pushing themselves into contention at pricing which they could not have envisaged before the typhoon struck.
- Walnuts – We are only at the very beginning of new crop and with a short crop in India and Eastern Europe the walnut season ahead will see prices continue to firm.
Mark Setterfield – January 2014
- Hazelnuts – a much reduced 2013 hazelnut crop will ultimately keep supply/demand tight all season
- Walnuts – with reports of a short crop in Eastern Europe, Californian prices remaining at a premium and only sporadic supply from China, 2014 looks like prices will continue to firm.
- Pecans – the gap on pricing between halves and pieces widen due to the extra domestic and export demand for halves.
Mark Setterfield – December 2013
- Coconut prices firm as industry buyers try to cover their final 2013 requirements.
- Difficult season ahead on Pumpkin seeds
- Raisin markets continues to be a tricky prospect for the remainder of the season.
- General outlook for better pricing on almonds remains bleak up to next bloom.
Mark Setterfield – November 2013
- Increased demand and reduced crop forecast continue to fuel Almond prices
- New Hazelnut crop looks set to be a significant reduction on 2012/13 crop
- Coconut prices continue to firm due to concerns from the Middle East on what effect potential military intervention will have on crude oil prices
- Turkish Raisins & Sultana new crop estimates look set to be well under previous official estimates and prices continue to firm
Mark Setterfield – September 2013
- Positive expectations in Greece for a strong Currant crop may see this fruit return as a strong contender in the vine fruits market
- Coconut prices continue to rise following Ramadan demand and the seasonal uplift for Christmas looming
- Almonds – Latest “Objective estimate” ahead of new crop is way lower than expectations
- Brazil market continues to present a gloomy picture
Mark Setterfield – August 2013