The first indications on next season’s orange crop in Florida suggest the harvest will be the worst in half a century. The 2014/15 season in Brazil is now in full swing. Juice yields are very good at 230-245 boxes/tonne of concentrate.
The latest forecasts suggest there will be record harvests across Europe this season. The crop in China is forecast to be smaller than normal. Russia is expected to significantly ramp up its import of apples from China.
There is no real change to the lemon concentrate market in Argentina. The recent crop there has failed and producers are almost sold out.
Argentinian producers of grape juice concentrate say the collapsing apple concentrate market is going to hurt grape juice exports.
There are no forecasts on the forthcoming 2014/15 grapefruit crop in Florida, unofficial or otherwise.
Thailand is currently in between the summer and winter crops - the major factories closed in July. Some will re-open for the winter crop in September, most will start processing a month late due to a lack of produce.
It is difficult to guess the free stock position of Alphonso and Totapuri puree in India at the moment, say local sources.
Prices for passion fruit concentrate out of Ecuador have continued to ease as expected.