- Almonds -The latest, so-called “objective” estimate has been released from California and which puts the almond new crop at 2.1b lbs (952,000mts).
- Apricots – In short it’s a mess. Will there be stock to cover demand into 2015? Will demand drop faced with new higher pricing? The full extent of the impact of the frosts at end March will only be fully surveyed as the new crop is brought in and dried over the coming weeks, but reports still range anywhere from 6-8,000mts as a total new crop supply.
- Sultanas – Assuming the warm and dry weather prevails between now and harvest in August, Turkey might be about to produce a very good new crop and if so, a similar opportunity presents itself for Turkey to regain further lost export market share this year on sultanas.
Mark Setterfield – July 2014