Dried garlic; spices;

Chinese dried garlic prices have surged sharply in recent months and further upturns look inevitable on dwindling stocks following reduced output last year.

Ivorian cocoa trees damaged

More dry and hot weather last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions damaged cocoa trees, young flowers and small pods, threatening to delay and reduce the next mid-crop.The dry season in Ivory Coast,...

Russian wheat export prices fall on Egypt confusion

Russian wheat export prices fell last week, undermined by worries about future supply contracts to importer Egypt, analysts said on Monday (February 8).

US still tricky for Iranian pistachio exporters

Pistachios; DFN; nuts; The recent lifting of US sanctions against Iran is not expected to generate an immediate shift in trade flows, industry sources told The Public Ledger today.

Indian tea output drops 1.3% y-o-y

India's tea production in 2015 fell 1.3% from a year earlier to 1,191 million kilos, the state-run Tea Board said on Monday (February 8).

California almonds benefit from rain and snow

Almond trees; DFN; nuts; almonds; Winter weather in the Sacramento Valley, California, has been significantly cooler and wetter than last year, said a report from Blue Diamond Almonds Global Ingredients Division.

Another bumper EU grains crop predicted

Grains harvest The EU is on course for another bumper grains harvest in 2016/17 with total area and yields expected to improve compared with the current crop year.

Canadian spring wheat bids slide lower

Cash spring wheat bids across Western Canada moved lower during the week ended February 5, as the firmer Canadian dollar and losses in US wheat futures weighed on values.

ICE US Review: Sugar corrects higher

ICE SUGAR futures settled higher on Friday, as oversold technical signals triggered a round of speculative short-covering ahead of the weekend.Expecta...

CBOT Review: Soybeans weaker with stronger US dollar

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed lower, pressured by strength in the US dollar. A firmer US dollar makes the country’s commodities...

ICE Canada Review: Canola squeezes out gains after wild session

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market posted modest gains after a choppy trading session Friday. Values traded both sides of unchanged numerous times b...

Brazil soy crop more than half sold

Brazil's 2015/16 soybean crop is 51% sold, analyst Safras & Mercado said on Friday, well above the five-year average 44% sold for this time of yea...

DFN spot markets active but long term hesitant

January 2016 proved to be quite active for spot demand in various dried fruits and nuts, Catz International observed in a report today.

Egypt cancels second wheat tender in a week

Egypt annulled its second wheat tender this week due to a lack of offers as import restrictions continue to shake the market on Friday (February 5).

Mozambique cashew prices surge to new peaks

Farm gate prices of cashew nuts in Mandlakazi district in Mozambique’s southern Gaza province have reached new highs this season, topping earlier expe...

EU wheat export licences close gap on last year

The EU awarded 786,000 tonnes of soft wheat export licences in the week ended February 2, down from 822,000 tonnes in the prior seven days but still t...

South Africa boosts raisin exports by 51%

South Africa recorded a 51% increase in its raisin exports last year to 52,935 tonnes.

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Global cereals crop forecast mixed

Predictions for the 2016 cereal crop harvests are mixed, in large part on account of prevailing weather patterns associated with El Niño, especially in the Sout...

Brazil sugar exports fall in January

Brazil exported only 1.496 million tonnes of sugar in January 2016, down sharply from 2.842 mln a month earlier and also below 2.362 shipped in the same month l...

Potential for lower flax area this year

While the seeded area of flax in Canada has been increasing over the past four years that upward momentum could be halted in 2016/17.

Feed barley market steady, gains expected in spring

The feed barley market is holding relatively steady in Alberta early in the New Year, but advances are expected looking ahead to the spring.

Macadamias; DFN; nuts; Analysis;

Macadamia: does China hold key to 2016 prices?

International traders are cautiously optimistic that macadamia prices will hold reasonable levels this year and help sustain demand to a decent volume.

CBOT Review: Soy lower with export data on last day of 2015

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed weaker on Thursday as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its weekly export report,...

Ukraine may benefit from Russian ban on Turkish food

Russian trade measures against Turkey may give Ukraine a chance to regain its position in the Turkish food market, analyst UkrAgroConsult said on Tuesday (Decem...

Indian spice exports set to cross USD2.5 billion mark

Indian spices, which have been going through a prolonged purple patch in recent years, have maintained their strong growth pattern in exports during the ongoing...

Almonds; DFN; nuts; Chile;

Strong demand spurs new almond plantings in Chile

Strong international demand for almonds and high prices of raw almonds in recent years have resulted in renewed interest for almond cultivation in Chile.

Dried pineapple; tropicals; dried fruit; QFN;

Pineapple core prices likely to stay competitive

Availability of pineapple core looks favourable for the time being, QFN Trading & Agency observed in its latest report on tropical dehydrated fruits.

Guar gum; exotics; minors;

Guar gum market holding stable range

The guar gum market has remained stable over the last month or so and prices are range bound, UK trader Mayfair Commodities said in its latest report on the sec...