High price levels for Royal Gala apples and pears due to limited availability. Continued increase in demand for Oranges from South Africa and especially Navelate and Cambria varieties.

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Citrus 

Citrus fruit – South Africa

Continued high demand in Europe, UK, and USA for Navels and Valencias from South Africa at high price levels.  The Middle East and other markets are competing with these countries for oranges and at high price levels.

The packing of the first Cambria has started in the Northern areas with limited volumes and at high price levels from Europe. Most fruit is being packed for European programs. The packing of the first Cambria from the Eastern Cape should start next week.

The overall volume on Cambia is expected to be 15% down this season due to less fruit on the trees.    

Market update

Continued increase in demand for South African Navels and Valencias due to limited availability.

There is a decrease of 39% on orange volumes shipped from South Africa to the Middle East, compared to the same period last season. However, there is a slight decrease in price levels for Navels due to Dubai market pushing market price levels down even with limited supply. In addition to this, some of the Navels from South Africa look like the Shamouti variety of oranges and this is pushing the market price down slightly.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Pome

Pome fruit

Middle East: decrease of 9% on apples and 13% on pear volumes shipped from South Africa to the Middle East, and combined apple volumes from South Africa and Chile to the Middle East are also down by 9% compared to the same period last season.

South Africa is at the tail-end of Royal Gala apples and Forelle and Vermont beaut pears.

Market update

High demand and high price levels for apples and pears from South Africa due to the limited availability.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Grape, Stone, Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit

No report.

Market update

No report.

India / Bangladesh

India

Monsoon causes floods

A lot of rain has hit parts of India and has been excessive in Delhi. The Monsoon rains have caused the sales of citrus to slow down. Apple and pear sales are still doing well as volumes shipped are decreasing quickly. The packing of Royal Gala in SA will come to an end in week 29.

Bangladesh

Orange update

Less oranges have been shipped to Bangladesh compared to previous seasons. This is mainly due to less fruit on the trees as fruit is peaking on bigger sizes (count 48/56). Overall, there will be less volume of count 72/88 available this season to all markets.

SA Statistics

Decofrut Statistics

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