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Turkish dried vine fruit prices have continued to drift downwards following a period of reduced demand from the start of the year. Exports are down by over 9% year on year between September 1 2019 and February 29 2020.
The period directly after the New Year can be a quieter time for the UK dried fruit industry.
A recent report detailing imports of dried grapes into the EU stated that total volume of imports in 2018 stood at 391,000 tonnes, worth USD791 million.
Today, January 31, the UK leaves the EU. The UK dried fruit industry looks forward to the future. It is certainly good news that the long period of uncertainty has passed but the transition period is only for one year.
The past year has seen good crops of dried fruits from both northern and southern hemisphere producing countries. Most UK dried fruit imports are currants, sultanas and raisins.
As the year draws to a close, buyers are beginning to look