The market seems quiet while everyone is very worried about what will happen with the conflict between Israel and Gaza. There is no shortage of fruits in all the markets, we are expecting slow sales in this coming week.

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Citrus fruit – South Africa

So far, about 160 million cartons of oranges, lemons, grapefruit and soft citrus have been exported worldwide. The growers still estimate that South Africa will finish their 2023 citrus season with about 165 million cartons packed.

Market update

There is a decrease of 2% on Orange volumes shipped from South Africa to the Middle East, compared to the same period last season. Valencia prices remain stable.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)


Pome fruit

Polish Royal Gala to make arrival in the market this week. There is a lot of demand for Golden Delicious and Granny Smith on the South African local market as total volumes packed are down compared to the previous season.

Market update

Apples continued with a downward trend and weak demand, pears maintained a high price level with low availability.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Grape, Stone, Kiwi Fruit

Stone Fruit – South Africa

Early grower predictions/estimates for the 2023/2024 Stone fruit season indicate that Apricots will be 24% down, Nectarines will be 17% up, Peaches will be the same and Plums will be 3% up, compared to the previous season. We believe current heat waves in the Western Cape, will still have an influence on the final estimates for the season.

Market update

No report.

India / Bangladesh


Sales stalling  

Sales on all imported fruits have stalled and are very slow. Two Maersk vessels arrives the same time flooding the market with all fruits. SA is at the end of the citrus season and shipments will end suddenly.



Orange sales slightly under pressure  

Valencia sales are currently under slight pressure because of volumes entering the market. Although total Orange volumes shipped from South Africa is down compared to 2022, Valencia shipments in Week 37 and 38 stayed the same. Importers are losing money if the quality of fruit is not up to standard. The South African Citrus season is at the end and volumes shipped should reduce drastically.

SA Statistics

Decofrut Statistics

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