The market is not performing well on Apples and Valencias due to the oversupply in the market, and there is a general concern that price levels will continue to drop. Continued increase in the price and sales for South African pears, as Spain is almost out of the market.

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Citrus fruit – South Africa

The last of the Valencias from the Western Cape was shipped at the end of last week (week 43). The South African citrus season is finished.

Market update

Decrease in sales and price levels due to the over- supply of Valencias from South Africa in the market.  South Africa will need to be out of the market before the first Egyptian oranges make arrival by the beginning of December.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)


Pome fruit

There is still a high demand for apples in Europe and UK and this is holding prices at higher levels.

Market update

The GCC countries are not performing well on Royal Gala apples. Decrease in demand and sales, due to high volumes of apples that have made arrival in the market from Italy, France, Turkey, Serbia, and Poland. However, Granny Smith prices are holding at high levels.

Market Prices (Dubai, Kuwait and Jeddah)

Grape, Stone, Kiwi Fruit

Stone Fruit – South Africa 

Due to the heavy rainfall in the Western Cape at the beginning of September, this resulted in a loss of fruit and affected the sugar levels for the early season fruit. Peaches and Nectarines are currently being packed, however sizing on Nectarines are smaller than peaches and the brix levels are much higher on peaches compared to Nectarines. The packing of apricots hasn’t started yet.

Market update 

The Middle East market is supplied with Plums from Spain and Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots from Jordan and Turkey.


Current sizing on Cherries seems to be smaller. Packing is expected to start next week (week 44).

Mangoes – South Africa

No report.

Market update

No report.

India / Bangladesh


Orange market collapses  

The orange market has totally collapsed and the fruit is not moving. Too much fruit arrived over too short a period and we do not see the market recovering. In fact we only see it getting worse as the local oranges have also started.



South African Late Mandarins the highlight of the market

South African Late Mandarins are selling at high prices even though China has entered the market. Valencia Orange prices remain under pressure and good quality fruit are selling near break-even prices.

SA Statistics

Decofrut Statistics

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