Continued high demand for apples, pears, pomegranates, and oranges due to the limited availability. High demand with increase in price levels for South African oranges, apples, and pears due to limited supply.

New season apples varieties available from Italy in the market, while the first Royal Gala from Italy should arrive towards the end of August.

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Citrus fruit – South Africa

The strict EU’s plant health rules can reduce South Africa’s orange citrus volumes by 20% this year to the EU.

All growers are prioritizing Valencia/Midknight packing in blackspot free orchards that can go to Europe to fulfill programs, as they are falling behind on orders. There is a high demand for oranges to Europe due to the Northern Hemisphere that ended earlier this season. The strict EU health rules imposed on South Africa’s citrus industry, together with the revised estimate with a predicted decrease in volumes by 2.5 million cartons is not helping the situation. There is therefore a high demand globally for oranges from South Africa.

Market update

Continued increase in demand for South African oranges, as the last Egyptian Valencias are almost out of the market.

There is a decrease of 73% on orange volumes shipped from South Africa to the Middle East, compared to the same period last season.

Slight decrease in demand and price levels for South African late mandarins, due to more volumes of soft citrus varieties being shipped compared to last season.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)


Pome fruit

Middle East: decrease of 8% on apples and pear volumes remain unchanged from last week at 12% 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 10% compared to the same period last season.

Poland is expecting a normal Royal Gala crop this season, however due to all the rain, the growers are expecting the fruit sizing to be bigger (size 100-125).

Market update

Continued high demand and high price levels for Forelle/Vermont Beauty pears from South Africa with limited availability.

The market is supplied with new season apples from Italy with varieties such as Evelina red apples, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious with high market price levels for the first apples from Italy. However, high prices levels are maintained for Royal Gala from South Africa and Chile, as only these countries remain in the market with Royal Gala apples and supply is limited. The first Royal Gala from Italy is expected to arrive in the market 25 August.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Grape, Stone, Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit

No report.

Market update

No report.

India / Bangladesh


Markets are confusing.

Some days the market is good with good movement, other days markets is down with no movement. Low volumes of SA pears being shipped is helping to keep the pricing high.



Orange Update

Growers up North in South Africa, have about 6 more weeks left of Valencia packing.

Buying prices are high, due to volumes that are down compared to last year.

All markets worldwide are competing for the fruit.

SA Statistics

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