- Almonds – The almond market continues to dominate the headlines and with the new crop estimates falling short of the original estimate of 2.1b lbs and looking nearer 1.85b lbs, we see unprecedented price increases on new crop offers. With the impact of the drought being more severe than first reported prices continue to climb, and buyers remain reluctant to cover yet for 2015
- Hazels – Prices today compared with those just at the start of August, show an increase of about 40% and this has taken Turkish hazelnut pricing to their highest ever levels
- Sultanas – Lower prices offered by ‘Taris’ causes shock amongst growers, coupled with the high levels of undeveloped fruit sets the scene for medium to long term price increases ahead for the Turkish crop.
Mark Setterfield – October 2014