Fresh produce markets are suffering from slow sales and very little demand.

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Citrus fruit – South Africa

The Middle East received an oversupply of Valencia from South Africa at the end of the season. This is mainly affecting fruit that was shipped to the Dubai and India market. The sales and demand for Oranges in those destinations has reduced drastically.

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 and lemon prices dropped with high availability of fruit in the market.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)


Pome fruit

At the end of week 41, South African apples exported worldwide are 4% up on volumes compared to last season; whereas pears are 8% down.

Market update

Currently Italian and Serbian apples are being sold with weak demand while South African pears are remaining the price level despite the slow market trend.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Grape, Stone, Kiwi Fruit


So far, South African cherry growers predict that that crop is 20% down on estimates, due to the current adverse weather conditions. Growers will start picking cherries in week 43, and packing will start in week 44.

Mangoes – South Africa

Some growers predict that the season will be later than last year, and the last fruit drop is still in progress.

Market update

No report.

India / Bangladesh


Orange market bad  

All importers and even unknown importers have stock of oranges with more than 500k cartons in stock. All cold stores are full and there is no more storage space for new arrival of oranges. Importers are losing about $3 per carton. On the other side those that have Easypeelers available are shooting the lights out. All imported stock still moving very slowly. Overall not a good situation.



Orange market under pressure  

Late Mandarins are performing well in the market. Volumes of Valencia Orange, shipped in week 39, are making it into the market and have caused a downwards pressure on selling prices. Good quality Valencia is selling near break-even prices while sub-standard quality is selling for $1.00 less. Volumes shipped from week 40 reduced drastically.

SA Statistics

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