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Onion & Garlic

Onion & Garlic — August 2020

Our 2020 US onion harvest is now more than halfway finished. While harvest volumes are coming in close to forecast, onion solids/recoveries have fallen behind plan and could result in a slight compression of the crop by the end of the season.

Chilies

Chilies Market Report — October 2020

In the past few months, paprika and low heat chili suppliers have faced increased scrutiny from buyers in the U.S. This is the result of recent business advisory guidelines set by the government to combat the forced labor situation uncovered in Xinjiang Province — where all of China’s paprika is grown.

Market Report- August 2020

ONION & GARLIC

Our 2020 US onion harvest is now more than halfway finished. While harvest volumes are coming in close to forecast, onion solids/recoveries have fallen behind plan and could result in a slight compression of the crop by the end of the season.


Market Report- May 2020

ONION & GARLIC

As of mid-April, the overall 2020 US onion crop is likely to be slightly lower (~2.6%) than 2019 levels. However, the overall crop is still in good shape. Harvest started gradually at the end of April and will be fully underway by mid-May. Harvest labor availability is adequate and has not been impacted by the COVID-19 situation.


Market Report- Feb 2020

ONION & GARLIC

The US CY20 onion planting is ~90% complete and planted acreage is likely to be similar to the last season. Precipitation has tapered off over the past few weeks; however, overall winter weather conditions have been favorable. No onion crop issues have been reported at this time.


Special Market Report- Feb 2020

GARLIC

Olam Spices appreciates the opportunity to supply you with the highest quality dried onion and garlic products globally. As your trusted supplier, we would like to provide you with an update on recent developments in China, with respect to the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak and its potential impact on the global onion and garlic markets.


Special Market Report- Dec 2019

ONION

Olam Spices appreciates the opportunity to supply you with the highest quality dried onion and garlic products globally. As your trusted supplier, we would like to give you an update on recent developments in the global onion marketplace and the potential impact on business in the coming months.


Market Report- Aug 2019

ONION & GARLIC

The 2019 US onion crop harvest is now ~50% complete with 100% of acreage harvested in the Desert (Imperial Valley, Southern California) and Arizona. The organic harvest was also completed on time in late May. Yields from all these regions have come in slightly better than plan, driven by improved solids.


Market Report- Jun 2019

ONION & GARLIC

The 2019 onion crop harvest is about 30% complete in the desert region of Southern, CA. The crop is slightly late in maturing, due to the cooler and wetter spring this season. However, crop yields are normal.


Market Report- Mar 2019

ONION & GARLIC

The 2019 US crop planting is 90 percent complete, and is estimated to come in 6 percent below last year. Solid rain during the past couple of months, and an above-normal snow pack has enabled the Department of Water Resources to announce water allocations at 55 percent. While no onion crop issues have been reported at this time, onion costs in California are continuing to rise due to the impact of the New Sustainable Groundwater Management Legislation, which affects grower costs, together with higher transportation, packaging and irradiation costs.


Market Report- Dec 2018

ONION & GARLIC
US, Egypt & India Onion status and 2019 outlook. US and Chinese garlic outlook. Like US onion, US garlic is impacted by cost-push inflation factors. Preliminary CY2019 garlic planting estimates are down compared to the current year. A clearer picture will emerge by Q2 2019, but medium to long term coverage is strongly recommended while prices are stable.

Market Report- Oct 2020

CHILIES

In the past few months, paprika and low heat chili suppliers have faced increased scrutiny from buyers in the U.S. This is the result of recent business advisory guidelines set by the government to combat the forced labor situation uncovered in Xinjiang Province — where all of China’s paprika is grown.


Market Report- Jun 2020

CHILIES

Many of the main paprika and chili origins like the US, Mexico, Peru, Israel, China and India and processing locations like Spain, have experienced varying levels of supply chain challenges due to the pandemic and continue to work through them.


Market Report- Mar 2020

CHILIES

Planting for the 2020 crop has begun in New Mexico, West Texas and Arizona. Our team has completed about 30% - 40% of the planting and should be finished in the next couple weeks.


Market Report- Feb 2020

CHILIES

Today, China produces about 70% of the world’s paprika in the Xinjiang region. From there, the product is delivered to Shandong province, where most of the paprika processors, exporters and speculative holders are located, to service the global demand of paprika for the rest of the year.


Market Report- Dec 2019

CHILIES

Harvest is 75% finished. It will continue for the rest of the year and may be extended into 2020. It has been a rough growing and harvest season – one of the most difficult in the last couple years.


Market Report- Sep 2019

CHILIES

The global paprika industry is currently in a phase of transition. Chinese chili farmers have been shifting from traditional paprika to a slightly hotter hybrid variety and establishing a process to ensure the availability of Chlormequat-free paprika on the market.


Market Report- Jan 2019

CHILIES

US, China & Peru Paprika and Chilies harvest status and 2019 outlook. Availability of high visual color paprika and chili pepper in US will be limited in 2019, in addition to the limited overall inventory availability for US Paprika and Chili Peppers. Limited overall availability of Chinese Paprika and limited acreage in Peru may cause the prices to move up as we get into the summer months.

Market Report- October 2020

INDIAN SPICES
Chilli market arrivals and sales have picked up since August. There has been good demand from export and domestic markets with less availability of quality material caused a price correction.

Market Report- September 2020

INDIAN SPICES
Chilli market arrivals and sales have picked up since August, with relaxation in lockdown. There has been good demand from both export and domestic markets, coupled with the tighter availability of quality materials have resulted in a price correction.

Market Report- August 2020

INDIAN SPICES
Chilli prices across markets remain firm due to increased demand from both domestic & export markets. There is an increased interest from Asia compared to June/July, considering low stocks in pipeline and expected festive demand.

Market Report- July 2020

INDIAN SPICES
Harvest is now complete and a majority of the stock has been moved to cold storages. Guntur market re-opened on June 8th after lockdown. Total production is estimated to be approx. 25% better than last year, with low carry forward stock.

Market Report- May 2020

INDIAN SPICES
Chilli markets remain closed due to Covid-19 related lockdown and are expected to open back up by 2nd week of June. While harvest is almost over across origins, a maximum of 10 -15% is left in the field due to delayed harvesting.

Market Report- Apr 2020

INDIAN SPICES
Chilli prices have shown a downward trend across varieties and grades as a result of the reduced demand due to COVID-19 related issues. Limited availability of workers, delayed harvest and post-harvest activities have impacted the quality of the crop. Cold storage stock has increased sharply with a major portion belonging to farmers.

Market Report- Mar 2020

INDIAN SPICES
After a 20 day delay, harvest has started across major growing areas. Overall acreage is likely to be same as last year with better yield expectations.

Market Report- Jan 2020

INDIAN SPICES
Early sown, rain touched and inferior quality chilies have begun to arrive in markets. Learn more about the market.

Market Report- Jul 2019

INDIAN SPICES
Prices of Best grades are expected to be range-bound and Medium Best & Medium are expected to soften in the near term. Learn more about the market.

Market Report- Oct 2018

INDIAN SPICES
Prices of Best grades are expected to be range-bound and Medium Best & Medium are expected to soften in the near term. Learn more about the market.
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