The Middle East market remains stable on Valencia oranges from South Africa, with slightly lower volumes being shipped to the market due to the tail-end of the season.

Transnet port terminals are on strike, and this will affect the flow of cargo in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, and Durban port.

The 2022 Fruit attraction being held from the 04-06 October in Madrid, has attracted customers and suppliers from all countries across the globe.

1.00 USD = 3.67 AED (Emirate Dirham)
1.00 USD = 3.75 SAD (Saudi Riyals)
1.00 USD = 102.52 BDT (Bangladeshi Taka)
1.00 USD = 82.38 INR (Indian Rupees)
1.00 USD = 17.99 ZAR (South African Rand)


South Africa is expected to have a record citrus crop this season, however increased freight costs as well as production costs have really affected grower margins/returns this season and a lot of fruit had to be exported at a loss. 

Market update

The price for valencia oranges from South Africa remained stable in the GCC countries from week 39-40, however there was a slight drop in price levels in Dubai market.

Price levels should continue to remain stable or increase slightly due to less volumes that will be shipped to the Middle over the next 2 weeks at the tail-end of the season.

Exported volumes from South Africa, indicate 4% increase on oranges, lemons are up by 8% and a 1% decrease in soft citrus compared to the same period last season.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)


Market update

Continued high demand for South African pears with very limited availability. 

There has been a slow start to Royal Gala from Poland and Serbia to the Middle East market due to the market being supplied with apples from Italy/France.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Grape, Stone & Kiwi Fruit

Update on Kiwi Fruit and a market update in the GCC countries


The new season stone fruit from South Africa has started slowly and mainly supply for the local market. Volumes will pick up on nectarines towards the end of week 43, while peaches will only start in week 42 (mid-October).

There is still not enough warm weather, so the fruit is ripening but the sugars are not there just yet. In general, the fruit is looking clean this season.

Airfreight costs are high, and this will have an impact on the price/volume of fruit that is airfreighted across the Globe.

The new season grapes from South Africa should start mid-end of October with the earliest grape exports that will be from the Northern province.  South Africa‚Äôs first crop estimate will be released sometime in October.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

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