Continued high demand and increase in sales and price levels for oranges from South Africa.  The market is empty compared to last season with limited volumes being shipped from South Africa due to the crop that is down this season.

Decline in price levels for South African pears due to an oversupply from Spain and China that is available in the market. Although the market remains strong for apples, price levels are expected to drop in the next 10-15 days and the market will stabilize with the arrival of apples from France, Italy, Turkey, Serbia, and Greece.

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Citrus fruit – South Africa

South Africa’s forecasted estimate for all citrus is expected to be 9 million down compared to the original estimate. 

The packing of late navels is finished in the Northern and Western Cape regions, with only the Eastern Cape packing for about one more week.  The fruit is big this season and therefore a high % of the volume went to the EU. The packing of Valencias is in full swing in the Northern regions with most of the growers that will finish packing in week 36/37, however there are growers that will extend packing until week 40.  The citrus season from South Africa will end sooner than anticipated.

The late mandarins are expected to end 2 weeks earlier than usual and is expected to end in week 37/38. The Western Cape will pack full force until week 38 and then volumes will decline, and packing should stop in week 40.

Lemons are at the tail end of the season and packing should be finished in the next 1-2 weeks (week 36/37).

In General

Lemons from Argentina are at the tail-end and the season is almost finished.

Market update

Strong market in the GCC countries for South African oranges, lemons, and late mandarins, with an increase in sales and price levels. This is due to lower volumes of oranges shipped from South Africa this season. The lemon and mandarins are also at the tail end of the season and will end earlier than anticipated, and therefore the demand has increased for these commodities.

There is a decrease of 33% on orange volumes shipped from South Africa to the Middle East, compared to the same period last season.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)


Pome fruit

Winter Forelle and Vermont Beauty varieties are at the tail-end of the season and is expected to end in week 38/39.

Market update

The market price levels have dropped for South African pears due to the Middle East being over supplied with Spanish pears and the arrival of Chinese pears.

High price levels for apples in the market, however price levels are expected to drop and stabilize in the next 10-15 days, once there is a clear picture after the arrival of apples from Turkey, Serbia, Greece, Italy, and France in the market.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Grape, Stone, Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit

No report.

Market update

No report.

India / Bangladesh


Citrus prices dropping

Citrus prices in India are dropping due to the volumes been shipped. Apples and pears are still maintaining well. Shipping delays from South Africa are causing disruptions in the market due to sometimes empty and then sometimes full markets. Australia have a preferential import duty agreement with India on citrus and importers will buy from Aus if SA is too expensive.



Highlight in the market = Apples and Oranges

The market is performing well on imported South African apples and Valencia oranges.

Soft citrus/Mandarins are still struggling.

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