The crop is now harvested after running approximately two weeks behind a typical season.

The market was disrupted by the Turkish holiday period and has re-opened at higher prices

with firming due to prompt demand and movements in the Lira.

The new season is characterised by a notable shortage of large sizes with a wide price

differential between the upper and lower limits and varying qualities available due to

speckle damage cause by rain during the drying period. This result is an abundance of

industrial and diced material at very attractive levels.

Exports for August this year reached 7,426mt against 6,998mt same period last year.