- Walnuts– There looks to be some stability and likely strengthening on prices as we head towards year end and early 2016.
- Apricots – Although the recent Turkish Lira weakness has converted to cheaper USD based offers, the apricot market itself in Turkey is firmer.
- Sultanas – As usual, Turkey takes centre stage on this market and while the local market remains firm, the recent weakness in the Turkish Lira has brought some relief on export pricing in USDs.
- Raisins– The local market in Turkey remains very firm with growers continuing to trickle feed their unsold stocks to the packers – and the packers struggling to compete with products offered by cheaper origins.
Mark Setterfield – Dec 2015