Slow movement and sales on citrus and pome fruit, however Mandarins from South Africa and Nadorcotts from Morocco are currently doing well.

There is a higher demand in Saudi Arabia for summer fruits such as watermelon, sweet melon, grapes, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and Papayas.

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Citrus fruit – South Africa

Due to Spain ending with navels sooner than anticipated, there is an opportunity for South African navels in the Middle East market, as there won’t be competition on navels from other countries. However, South Africa will need to be careful not to oversupply the market.

Market update

Continued downward trend on price levels for South African lemons in the GCC countries. This is due to low consumption and an oversupply in the market from South Africa.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)


Limited volumes of Royal Gala apples and Forelle pears from South Africa, due to a lower crop this season. Continued high demand from Europe and the UK. The apples and pears will finish sooner this season and markets will be empty due to limited availability. 

The extreme heatwave in Southwestern Europe, is going to influence the new season harvest on apples in Spain, France, and Italy.

Market update

Decrease in sales and price levels for apples from all countries in the Middle East market, and this is due to lower consumption and buying power after Eid.  The trend is the same for South African pears.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Grape, Stone, Kiwi Fruit

Grapes – Chile

No report.

Market update

No report.

Stone Fruit

No report.

Kiwi fruit

Greece is at the tail-end of their season and will finish at the end of May.

Market update

Chile will compete with Kiwi fruit from Iran in the Middle East market at lower price levels.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

India / Bangladesh


Pear Shipments from SA have dropped and this trend will continue until the end of the season. Prices on pears are starting to pick up slowly. Apple volumes also slowing down and prices should start to rise slowly as well. First Novas are being shipped out of SA to India. Easy peeler demand world-wide is currently very good.


Fruit arriving in Bangladesh will start competing with their local Lychee and Mango.

Local mango volumes will start to pick up next week. Local fruit has caused prices of all imported fruits to drop and the low market is expected to last another couple of weeks.

SA Statistics

Decofrut Statistics

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