Wind speeds of 100kmp & 200ml rainfall expected due to Cyclone ‘Eloise’ is anticipated to affect some Northern RSA citrus areas.

1.00 USD = 3.67 AED (Emirate Dirham)
1.00 USD = 3.75 SAD (Saudi Riyals)
1.00 USD = 84.76 BDT (Bangladeshi Taka)
1.00 USD = 73.05 INR (Indian Rupees)
1.00 USD = 15.04 ZAR (South African Rand)


Early areas in the North of South Africa, have started picking and packing lemons.

Market Prices

CountryCommoditySelling Prices week 2Selling Prices week 3
Lebanon Navels (6kg)$3.28 (Kuwait)$2.97 (Kuwait)
Egypt Navels (7kg)$4.43 (Kuwait)$4.62 (Kuwait)
Egypt Navels (7.5kg)$4.00 – $4.53 (Jeddah)$4.00 – $4.53 (Jeddah)
Syria Navels (7kg)$2.46 (Kuwait)$3.30 (Kuwait)
Turkey Navels (9kg)$5.75 (Kuwait)$4.95 (Kuwait)
Syria Navels (14kg)$6.57 (Kuwait)$11.56 (Kuwait)
Egypt Navels (15kg)$10.67 (Kuwait)$9.91 (Kuwait)
Egypt Navels$8.71 – $8.99 (Dubai)$8.17 – $8.72 (Dubai)
Spain Navels (15kg)$9.85 (Kuwait)$6.60 (Kuwait)
Spain Navels$13.08 (Dubai)$13.08 (Dubai)
Australia Navels (15kg)$10.90 (Dubai)$10.90 (Dubai)
TurkeyLemons (5kg)$4.60 (Kuwait)$4.13 (Kuwait)
TurkeyLemons (9kg)$8.17 – $8.72 (Dubai)$8.17 – $8.72 (Dubai)
TurkeyLemons (10kg)$8.21 (Kuwait)$7.43 (Kuwait)
SpainLemons (10kg)$10.90 (Dubai)$10.90 (Dubai)
RSALemons (15kg) old stock$6.81 (Dubai)$6.81 (Dubai)
ChinaLemons (15kg) cnt 100-113$12.80 – $14.67 (Jeddah)$12.80 – $14.67 (Jeddah)
TurkeyLemons (15kg)$13.62 (Dubai)$13.08 – $15.80 (Dubai)
TurkeyLemons (15kg)$13.14 (Kuwait)$14.86 (Kuwait)
EgyptLemons (15kg)$11.49 (Kuwait)$14.03 (Kuwait)
EgyptLemons (15kg)$12.26 – $14.16 (Dubai)$11.44 – $11.99 (Dubai)
LebanonValencias (5kg)$3.28 (Kuwait)$2.97 (Kuwait)
EgyptValencias (7.5kg)$8.21 (Kuwait)$9.08 (Kuwait)
EgyptValencias (15kg) cnt 72-100$5.33 – $12.00 (Jeddah)$5.33 – $11.20 (Jeddah)
EgyptValencias$13.62 (Dubai)$9.54 (Dubai)
LebanonSoft Citrus (5kg) – Nova$4.11 (Kuwait)$4.95 (Kuwait)
SyriaSoft Citrus (6kg) – Nova$3.28 (Kuwait)$4.46 (Kuwait)
EgyptSoft Citrus (8kg)$4.93 (Kuwait)$5.28 (Kuwait)
AustraliaMandarin$8.72 (Dubai)$6.81 (Dubai)
AustraliaSoft Citrus (8kg) $9.91 (Kuwait)
MoroccoMandarin (10kg)$7.47 – $8.53 (Jeddah)$15.47 – $16.53 (Jeddah)
MoroccoSoft Citrus (10kg) $9.91 (Kuwait)
PakistanSoft Citrus (10kg) $4.13 (Kuwait)
PakistanMandarin (10kg) $4.53 – $5.07 (Jeddah)
PakistanMandarin$3.81 – $4.09 (Dubai)$4.36 (Dubai)
TurkeySoft Citrus (10kg)$6.57 (Kuwait)$6.60 (Kuwait)
SpainMandarin (10kg)$9.33 – $10.13 (Jeddah)$13.33 – $13.87 (Jeddah)
TurkeyGrapefruit (7kg)$7.39 (Kuwait)$6.60 (Kuwait)
TurkeyGrapefruit (15kg)$8.17 (Dubai)$8.17 (Dubai)
TurkeyGrapefruit (15kg)$13.14 (Kuwait)$14.03 (Kuwait)


Last year saw a better winter with enough rain together with cooler weather during the spring that resulted in a good crop forecast for 2021 season. The season will be about 7-10 days late. An increase of 4% on apples (37 million 12.5kg cartons) and 2% (17 million 12.5kg cartons) on pears is expected for the season. The damage caused by severe hail/rain in the Langkloof area, mid-January, is said to have caused the loss of 4 million cartons from the region.


Market Prices

CountryCommoditySelling Prices week 2Selling Prices week 3
RSAGranny Smith (18kg)$21.35 (Kuwait)$21.46 (Kuwait)
ItalyGranny Smith (18kg)$27.91 (Kuwait)$26.42 (Kuwait)
SerbiaGranny Smith (18kg)$26.27 (Kuwait)$24.76 (Kuwait)
TurkeyGranny Smith (18kg)$22.17 (Kuwait)$23.94 (Kuwait)
FranceGranny Smith (18kg)$24.63 (Kuwait)$24.76 (Kuwait)
FranceGranny Smith (18kg)$23.00- $23.25 (Dubai)$23.00- $23.25 (Dubai)
Italy / FranceGolden Delicious (18kg)$23.00- $23.25 (Dubai)$23.00- $23.25 (Dubai)
FranceGolden Delicious (18kg)$23.81 (Kuwait)$26.42 (Kuwait)
ChileGolden Delicious (18kg) $18.16 (Kuwait)
TurkeyRed Delicious (13kg)$14.78 (Kuwait)$13.21 (Kuwait)
USARed Delicious – PR (18kg)  cnt 100-113$28.00 (Jeddah)$28.00 (Jeddah)
USARed Delicious – XF (18kg)  cnt 100-113$23.47 – $24.00 (Jeddah)$23.47 – $24.00 (Jeddah)
USARed Delicious (18kg)$26.27 (Kuwait)$26.42 (Kuwait)
TurkeyRed Delicious (18kg) $22.29 (Kuwait)
TurkeyRoyal Gala (13kg)$14.78 (Kuwait)$14.86 (Kuwait)
TurkeyRoyal Gala (18kg)$22.99 (Kuwait)$22.29 (Kuwait)
TurkeyRoyal Gala (18kg)$21.75- $22.00 (Dubai)$21.75- $22.00 (Dubai)
ItalyRoyal Gala (18kg)$26.27 (Kuwait)$27.24 (Kuwait)
Italy / FranceRoyal Gala (18kg)$23.00- $23.25 (Dubai)$24.52 – $25.07 (Dubai)
ItalyRoyal Gala (18kg) cnt 100 – 138$22.67 – $24.80 (Jeddah)$24.80 – $26.67 (Jeddah)
USARoyal Gala (18kg)$29.56 (Kuwait)$28.07 (Kuwait)
FranceRoyal Gala (18kg) $27.24 (Kuwait)
SerbiaRoyal Gala (18kg) cnt 100 – 125 $24.00 – $25.33 (Jeddah)
SerbiaRoyal Gala (18kg) cnt 100 – 113$21.75 – $22.00 (Dubai)$21.75 – $22.00 (Dubai)
New ZealandRoyal Gala (18kg)$27.91 (Kuwait)$28.89 (Kuwait)
SerbiaRoyal Gala (19kg)$26.27 (Kuwait)$25.59 (Kuwait)
TurkeyPears (4kg)$6.57 (Kuwait)$5.78 (Kuwait)
SpainKoshi Pears (8kg)$13.40 (Kuwait)$13.21 (Kuwait)
USAD’Anjou (10kg)$16.30 – $16.55 (Dubai)$16.30 – $16.55 (Dubai)
BelgiumPears  (13kg) $14.86 (Kuwait)

Grape, Stone & Kiwi Fruit

Grapes are selling slowly, Red Globe in particular, due to severe drop in catering requirements.

Middle East – decrease of 23% on cumulative volumes shipped to date from compared to 2020 season.

Stone fruit RSA
Apricots, Peaches & Nectarines, as well as Cherries are selling well.

Peaches to Middle East – increase of 3%  on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared  to 2020 season.

Nectarines to Middle East – decrease of 34% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2020 season.

Plums to Middle East – decrease of 10% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2020 season.

Apricots to Middle East – increase of 149% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2020 season.

Kiwi Fruit
South African Kiwifruit will start in week 6/7 with the Red/Gold varieties and in week 9 with Green kiwifruit.

Market Prices

CountryCommoditySelling Prices week 2Selling Prices week 3
ItalyKiwi (2.7kg)$5.70 (Dubai)$4.90 (Dubai)
New ZealandHayward Kiwi (3.5kg)$11.70 (Dubai)$11.70 (Dubai)
ItalyGold Kiwi (3kg)$9.50 (Dubai)$9.50 (Dubai)
IranKiwi (10kg)$7.00 (Dubai)$7.00 (Dubai)
RSAPlums$13.60 (Dubai)$9.54 (Dubai)
RSANectarines (2.5kg)$4.63 – $7.00 (Dubai)$6.81 (Dubai)
RSANectarines (2.7kg)$7.73 (Jeddah)$6.93 (Jeddah)
RSAPeaches (2.5kg)$3.27 – $5.00 (Dubai)$4.90 (Dubai)
RSAPeaches (2.7kg)$7.47 – $8.00 (Jeddah)$6.93 – $7.47 (Jeddah)
RSAApricot$8.17 – $10.30 (Dubai)$7.63 (Dubai)
RSAApricot (5kg)$11.20 – $12.00 (Jeddah)$9.60 – $10.13 (Jeddah)
PeruRed Globe (4.5kg)$12.00 – $12.25 (Dubai)$12.00 – $12.25 (Dubai)
RSARed Seedless$8.17 – $9.50 (Dubai)$9.54 (Dubai)
RSAWhite seedless grapes (4.5kg)$12.00 (Jeddah)$13.33 (Jeddah)
RSAWhite Grapes$8.17 – $9.00 (Dubai)$9.54 (Dubai)
IndiaWhite seedless grapes (4.5kg) $10.13 – $10.67 (Jeddah)
IndiaWhite Grapes$8.99 (Dubai)$8.72 (Dubai)
RSABlack Emperor$11.00 (Dubai)$11.00 (Dubai)
USAGrapes (8.6kg)$26.00 – $34.25 (Dubai)$26.00 – $34.25 (Dubai)
SpainPersimmon (2.7kg)$8.53 – $8.80 (Jeddah)$8.80 – $9.33 (Jeddah)

India / Bangladesh


India is still struggling with consumer spend and the wholesale markets are not back to where they were before Covid. Hotels are only 15% full and only 50 people allowed at weddings and funerals, thus causing catering to totally collapse.

European supply of Gala Apples has slowed down completely and this has caused prices to pick up as there is a shortage in the market. There is still uncertainty about the implementation of the NON GMO protocol for Plums and Apples that comes into effect from 1 March 2021.


In amongst the widespread commotion brought about by the current elections, the market is boding well for all apples from varying origins.

Citrus has not fared well for some time now and is not expected to regain it’s competitive edge anytime soon, with losses being made in the market across a very cosmopolitan range of orange and mandarin varieties.

These losses are due to high volume supply and availability of product originating from India, Bhutan, China and Egypt – with South African product still available from the tail-end of the ZA citrus season.

At time of going to press, Bangladesh are currently showing a very high win probably, needing 48 runs in 27.4 overs to secure their win over the West Indies

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