- Almonds -The so-called “Objective” Estimate related to the Californian new crop was released on 1st July at 1.8b lbs (816,475mts).
This is lower than the May “Subjective” figure of 1.85b lbs and lower still than the 1.88b lbs received from the 2014/current crop.
- Sultanas – A series of frosts and then hail storms have been interpreted as confirmation that the total new crop will fall somewhere between 150-200,000mts although the true figure will not be better known until after the harvest.
- Apricots – New crop estimates of 90-100,000mts is not back to normal for Turkish apricots but certainly one giant leap in the right direction.
- Cashews – Demand for 2016 deliveries is wide open so Industry might well start to dip its toes into the 2015 waters and any shorter term increases might be supported additionally, by longer term demand.
Mark Setterfield –Jul 2015