Coconut Market Update

Prices at all origins seem to be firming up. The biggest rise this past week has been seen out of Sri Lanka, an origin which was previously declining in price has in the past week risen by USD100 to USD150/mt depending on the shipper. This we suspect is attributed to...

Spanish Olive Crop Update

So far the crop in Spain seems to be rather good, and both the hojiblanca and manzanilla crops are expected to be about 10% to 12% over last year’s crop. The queen olives crop will also be larger. If weather conditions continue normal, with some rains, it will help to...

Tuna Market Update

The Skipjack tuna raw material pricing in Bangkok had gone down for the first time this year from $1500/ton to $1400/ton, but has now rebounded to $1450/ton, the lowering in price not enough to make any significant impact on the market. The FAD* ban now goes into...

Pineapple Market Update

Recommendation: If you need pineapple, or will need before the end of the year, buy now. Thailand: The situation in Thailand is quickly getting worse: Raw material prices have come up very close to last year’s high peak, with the realization that this year there will...

Thai Pineapple Crisis

Please note that most Thai canned pineapple packers have stopped offering because of the very poor supply of raw materials, this due to the fact that the extreme heat and drought have diminished the fruit supply. Some can offer some stocks already packed, but these...

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