A large crop means Turkish sultana prices have slipped to competitive levels prompting keen demand, especially from the UK and Germany, as Christmas approaches.

Good quality standard No.9’s are trading at around $900/tonne fob Izmir.

The Californian raisin market remains relatively firm, but supplies from Turkey and Iran could check any rises. Greek currant prices have eased some E100/tonne over last month with further falls likely.

Good quality provincials are trading circa E1,150/tonne fob Piraeus.