- Almonds -For those who were hoping for some correction from what were already ridiculously high prices, the further increases fuelled by the strong USD, have been a disastrous combination.
- Cranberries – Cranberry pricing has been firming since the start of 2015 – both on the effects of the weak currency as well as extremely strong demand from all sectors for cranberries – juice and manufacture and packing.
- Apricots – The next 4 months are crucial while Turkey remains on weather watch up until June, and as a result are reluctant to offer beyond June on shipments.
- Pumpkin Seeds– With international demand also ever-rising, the reduced Chinese supply this season will inevitably be reported to be insufficient to fulfil the remainder of demand over 2015
Mark Setterfield – February 2015