Sales in the CGG countries are slow for the most part and this can also be contributed to the lockdown and closure of public schools and restaurants in certain countries.

1.00 USD = 3.67 AED (Emirate Dirham)
1.00 USD = 3.75 SAD (Saudi Riyals)
1.00 USD = 84.66 BDT (Bangladeshi Taka)
1.00 USD = 72.82 INR (Indian Rupees)
1.00 USD = 14.67 ZAR (South African Rand)


In Saudi Arabia, there has been an increase in demand and price levels for lemons from China and Navels from Egypt.  However, in Dubai price levels remain stable on lemons but there is a decrease in demand for Oranges from Egypt and price levels start to decrease.  

Market Prices

CountryVarietySelling Prices week 5Selling Prices week 6
Lebanon Navels (6kg)$1.63 (Kuwait)$1.95 (Kuwait)
Egypt Navels (7kg)$2.62 (Kuwait)$2.80 (Kuwait)
Egypt Navels (7.5kg)$4.00 – $4.53 (Jeddah)$5.07 – $5.60 (Jeddah)
Syria Navels (7kg)$1.30 (Kuwait)$1.95 (Kuwait)
Egypt Navels (15kg)$6.91 (Kuwait)$8.56 (Kuwait)
Egypt Navels$7.63 – $8.72 (Dubai)$8.17 – $8.99 (Dubai)
Spain Navels (15kg)$5.25 (Kuwait)$6.91 (Kuwait)
TurkeyLemons (5kg)$2.13 (Kuwait)$2.62 (Kuwait)
TurkeyLemons (10kg)$4.43 (Kuwait)$5.25 (Kuwait)
ChinaLemons (15kg) cnt 100-113$12.80 – $14.67 (Jeddah)$15.20 – $16.00 (Jeddah)
ChinaLemons (15kg) $9.71 (Kuwait)
TurkeyLemons (15kg)$13.08- $14.99 (Dubai)$13.08- $14.17 (Dubai)
TurkeyLemons (15kg)$11.03 (Kuwait)$11.86 (Kuwait)
RSALemons (15kg) $12.68 (Kuwait)
EgyptLemons (15kg)$11.03 (Kuwait)$13.51 (Kuwait)
EgyptLemons (15kg)$11.44 – $11.99 (Dubai)$11.44 – $11.99 (Dubai)
EgyptLemons (15kg) cnt100/113/125/138 $12.80 – $14.67 (Jeddah)
LebanonValencias (5kg)$1.97 (Kuwait)$1.30 (Kuwait)
EgyptValencias (15kg)$6.08 (Kuwait)$11.03 (Kuwait)
EgyptValencias (15kg) cnt 72-100$4.53 – $8.00 (Jeddah)$4.53 – $8.00 (Jeddah)
EgyptValencias$9.54 (Dubai)$8.17 (Dubai)
LebanonSoft Citrus (5kg) – Nova$1.30 (Kuwait)$2.45 (Kuwait)
EgyptSoft Citrus (8kg)$3.78 (Kuwait)$3.11 (Kuwait)
AustraliaSoft Citrus (8kg)$6.91 (Kuwait)$6.08 (Kuwait)
MoroccoMandarin (10kg)$14.93 – $16.00 (Jeddah)$14.93 – $16.00 (Jeddah)
MoroccoSoft Citrus (10kg) $2.78 (Kuwait)
PakistanSoft Citrus (10kg)$1.63 (Kuwait)$2.78 (Kuwait)
PakistanMandarin (10kg)$4.27 – $4.80 (Jeddah)$5.33 – $5.60 (Jeddah)
PakistanMandarin$5.17 (Dubai)$5.17 (Dubai)
TurkeySoft Citrus (10kg)$3.60 (Kuwait)$5.25 (Kuwait)
SpainMandarin (10kg)$15.47 – $16.00 (Jeddah)$14.13 – $14.67 (Jeddah)
TurkeyGrapefruit (7kg)$3.60 (Kuwait)$3.60 (Kuwait)
TurkeyGrapefruit (15kg)$7.63 (Dubai)$10.90 (Dubai)
TurkeyGrapefruit (15kg)$11.03 (Kuwait)$11.03 (Kuwait)


The packing of apples has started In the Western Cape.

There is a strong demand for apples in the UK and Europe and other countries will compete with these countries for apples.

In  General

The first harvest on Royal Gala from Chile will start next week (week 7).

Market Prices

CountryVarietySelling Prices week 5Selling Prices week 6
ItalyGranny Smith (18kg) $30.02 (Kuwait)
SerbiaGranny Smith (18kg) $28.37 (Kuwait)
FranceGranny Smith (18kg)$28.37 (Kuwait)$28.37 (Kuwait)
Italy / FranceGranny Smith (18kg)$28.55- $28.80 (Dubai)$35.30- $35.55 (Dubai)
Italy / FranceGolden Delicious (18kg)$24.45- $24.70 (Dubai)$24.45- $24.70 (Dubai)
FranceGolden Delicious (18kg)$23.42 (Kuwait)$23.42 (Kuwait)
ItalyGolden Delicious (18kg)$15.16 (Kuwait)$20.94 (Kuwait)
TurkeyRed Delicious (13kg)$11.86 (Kuwait)$13.51 (Kuwait)
USARed Delicious – PR (18kg)  cnt 100-113$28.00 (Jeddah)$28.00 (Jeddah)
USARed Delicious – XF (18kg)  cnt 100-113$24.53 – $25.33 (Jeddah)$24.53 – $25.33 (Jeddah)
USARed Delicious (18kg)$22.59 (Kuwait)$21.76 (Kuwait)
TurkeyRed Delicious (18kg)$19.29 (Kuwait)$20.94 (Kuwait)
TurkeyFuji (18kg)$21.76 (Kuwait)$20.94 (Kuwait)
UkraineRoyal Gala (18kg) $23.42 (Kuwait)
USARoyal Gala (18kg)$31.80- $32.20 (Dubai)$31.50- $31.75 (Dubai)
ItalyRoyal Gala (18kg)$24.24 (Kuwait)$25.07 (Kuwait)
Italy / FranceRoyal Gala (18kg)$24.45 – $24.70 (Dubai)$24.45 – $25.07 (Dubai)
ItalyRoyal Gala (18kg) cnt 100 – 138$24.53- $26.13 (Jeddah)$24.53- $26.13 (Jeddah)
USARoyal Gala (18kg)$25.07 (Kuwait)$26.72 (Kuwait)
FranceRoyal Gala (18kg)$24.24 (Kuwait)$24.24 (Kuwait)
SerbiaRoyal Gala (18kg) cnt 100 – 125$24.00 – $25.33 (Jeddah)$24.00 – $25.33 (Jeddah)
UkraineRoyal Gala (18kg) cnt 125- 128$24.00 – $24.25 (Dubai)$24.00 – $24.25 (Dubai)
New ZealandRoyal Gala (18kg)$25.89 (Kuwait)$26.72 (Kuwait)
SerbiaRoyal Gala (19kg)$22.59 (Kuwait)$21.76 (Kuwait)
TurkeyPears (4kg)$1.95 (Kuwait)$1.95 (Kuwait)
SpainKoshi Pears (8kg)$14.34 (Kuwait)$10.21 (Kuwait)
USAD’Anjou (10kg)$14.00 – $14.25 (Dubai)$15.50 – $15.75 (Dubai)
ArgentinaPears (10kg) $9.38 (Kuwait)
RSAVermont Pears  (12kg) $20.11 (Kuwait)
RSAWilliams BC (12.5kg)$15.20 – $15.45 (Dubai)$15.20 – $15.45 (Dubai)

Grape, Stone & Kiwi Fruit


The increase in  demand and price levels for white grapes from South Africa in Saudi Arabia can be contributed to the low supply from South Africa as a result of the end of the season. Price levels for Indian grapes are under pressure as they compete with South Africa in the market.

Middle East –  Decrease of -28%  on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared  to 2020 season.

Chile has started harvesting their first Red Globe grapes, however volumes are still low.

Stone fruit

There is already pressure in Europe, UK and Far East on Plums. Although less plums have been sent to the Middle East market this season,  the market is slow and this is causing a downward trend in price levels.

Shipped YTD from South Africa:

There are concerns on bigger volumes towards the tail-end of the season  being sent to the Middle East and European markets, however the overall quality of the South African  crop is good and offers the potential opportunity for controlled  supply to the market.

Peaches to Middle East –  increase of 3%  on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared  to 2020 season.

Nectarines to Middle East – decrease of 36% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2020 season.

Plums to Middle East – increase of 5% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2020 season.

Apricots to Middle East – increase of 146% on cumulative volumes shipped to date compared to 2020 season.

Market Prices

CountryCommoditySelling Prices week 5Selling Prices week 6
ItalyKiwi (3kg)$5.45 (Dubai)$5.45 (Dubai)
ItalyGold Kiwi (3kg)$13.00 (Dubai)$13.00 (Dubai)
IranKiwi (10kg)$7.00 (Dubai)$7.00 (Dubai)
RSAPlums ( 5 kg)  – Red and Black$8.70 (Dubai)$8.17 – $8.70 (Dubai)
RSAPlums (5kg)$10.21 (Kuwait)$10.21 (Kuwait)
RSAPlums – Yellow $8.17 – $10.00 (Dubai)
AustraliaPlums (5kg)$43.23 (Kuwait)$39.93 (Kuwait)
RSANectarines (2.5kg)$10.00 (Dubai)$9.53 – $17.65 (Dubai)
AustraliaNectarines (10kg) $44.00 (Jeddah)
AustraliaNectarines (10kg)$36.62 (Kuwait)$39.93 (Kuwait)
RSAPeaches (2.5kg)$7.00 (Dubai)$6.81 – $11.00 (Dubai)
RSAPeaches (2.7kg)$6.67 – $7.47 (Jeddah)$6.67 – $7.47 (Jeddah)
RSAPeaches (3kg)$3.60 (Kuwait)$3.60 (Kuwait)
RSAPeaches (5kg)$10.21 (Kuwait)$10.21 (Kuwait)
AustraliaPeaches (10kg)$36.62 (Kuwait)$46.53 (Kuwait)
RSAApricot (5kg)$15.47 – $16.00 (Jeddah)$15.47 – $16.00 (Jeddah)
PeruRed Globe (4.5kg)$11.00 – $11.25 (Dubai)$11.00 – $11.25 (Dubai)
RSARed Seedless$7.00 – $8.00 (Dubai)$6.81 – $10.90 (Dubai)
RSAWhite seedless grapes (4.5kg)$14.67 (Jeddah)$16.00 (Jeddah)
RSAWhite Grapes$6.81 – $10.90 (Dubai)$6.81 – $17.65 (Dubai)
IndiaWhite seedless grapes (4.5kg)$11.20 – $12.00 (Jeddah)$8.80 – $9.33 (Jeddah)
IndiaWhite Grapes$8.72 (Dubai)$7.63 – $8.72 (Dubai)
RSABlack Grapes$11.00 (Dubai)$4.08 – $11.00 (Dubai)
RSATommy Atkins Mango (4kg)$6.00 (Dubai)$6.50 (Dubai)

India / Bangladesh


Apple and pear prices are increasing slowly each week. Citrus prices dropping each week and plum prices keeping stable. Implementation of NON GMO certificate is now for fruit departing export country from 1 March. Seems like SA has a solution for this which will be a positive for SA apples. Red Globe grapes are struggling to sell as limited catering services.


Things are looking up in the market for apples in Bangladesh. Whilst Goldens have held their status, the Qinguan variety has improved it’s performance, however Fuji’s and Jiguan varieties need to follow suit by upping their game.  At the same time, we are seeing good demand for South African Gala varieties with the onset of the exports from the Western Cape. Egyptian navels, whilst not creating great enthusiasm, are at least not causing massive distress either, as sales just about cover costs.

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