Dried fruit markets are currently stable but are still susceptible to volatility.

The scare due to frosts in Turkey has abated. Latest market crop forecasts indicate Turkish supplies will hit 225,000 tonnes. Turkish sultana prices are $1,175 per tonne fob Izmir for specially cleaned no 9s, but could gradually drift lower as sellers may try to secure business before the new crop arrives.

Californian raisin prices remain very competitive due to the strength of sterling against the dollar. Prices are 64c per pound c& f Felixstowe.

Greek currant prices are trading at E1,200 per tonne fob Piraeus. The pending crop is 50,00 tonnes which should check any upward price movements.