Stratamarkets Walnut Report

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Walnut prices slump to 2022 lows on weakening demand
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Walnut prices in the global market came under renewed pressure in the week to Thursday as sellers in the U.S. and China lowered their offers for new crop inshell amid lackluster demand in destination markets.

September 29, 2022

Chilean walnut shipments slow in August
Walnut News & Analysis

The pace of Chilean walnut shipments fell in August as increasing inshell exports to Turkey were offset by lower inshell deliveries to India and Europe.

September 22, 2022

US walnut prices firm as initial heat damage reports suggest lower light availability
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

U.S. inshell and kernel prices rose in the global walnut market the week to Thursday in limited trading as U.S. packers said early harvest data revealed reduced light kernel availability due to heat damage.

September 22, 2022

California walnut shipments in August up 14% on-year
Walnut News & Analysis

U.S. walnut shipments in August, the final month of the 2021-2022 crop year, increased 14% month year-on year, boosted by a rollover of shipments from July when shutdowns at the Port of Oakland reduced throughput.

September 15, 2022

Inshell prices come under pressure as Chile lowers offers
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

U.S. inshell prices in the global walnut market came under more pressure in the week to Thursday as Chilean packers lowered their offers to chase demand amid a challenging opening season for northern hemisphere producers.

September 15, 2022

California’s 2022 walnut production will fall 1% on the year: USDA
Walnut News & Analysis

The walnut market reacted with surprise to a lower-than-expected USDA crop estimate at the tail end of last week, spurring a short-lived uptick in inshell prices as buyers largely declined to chase higher offers.

September 8, 2022

US inshell prices improve as USDA forecasts lower California production
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

U.S. new crop inshell prices showed incremental gains in the global walnut market the week to Thursday as the first deals for competing Chinese products were reported at notably higher levels.

September 8, 2022

US inshell prices improve as China begins selling its new crop
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

U.S. new crop inshell prices showed incremental gains in the global walnut market the week to Thursday as the first deals for competing Chinese products were reported at notably higher levels.

September 1, 2022

Prices improve for US inshell and kernel ahead of new crop forecast
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

U.S. origin inshell and kernel prices firmed in the global walnut market the week ending Thursday as trade activity increased.

August 25, 2022

U.S. origin prices fall as Chile improves its sold position
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Prices in the global walnut market slipped to fresh lows in the week to Thursday as U.S. sellers accepted lower bids for their new crop inshell to kickstart sales for the new season amid expectations of a large crop and unsteady demand.

August 18, 2022

July shipment slowdown reduces likelihood of sub-130,000 ton US carry-out
Walnut News & Analysis

Walnut shipments from California in July slumped 15% month year-on-year as Port of Oakland shutdowns and lower domestic demand took their toll during the penultimate month of the 2021-2022 crop year.

August 18, 2022

Turkish and Indian bookings drive Chilean July walnut shipments
Walnut News & Analysis

Chilean walnut shipments continued to gain momentum in July, driven by increased volumes destined for Turkey and India as year-to-date shipments pushed above year-ago levels for the first time this crop year.

August 18, 2022

US walnut prices decline as buyers withdraw from market to consider options
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

New crop U.S. walnut prices dipped in the global market the week to Thursday amid slow demand and reports of a larger than expected Chinese harvest.

August 11, 2022

As California readies for harvest, US inshell prices show little change
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

U.S. origin walnut inshell prices in the global market were stable in the week to Thursday amid tepid demand while low half-count kernels firmed as the industry gears up to ship new crop next month.

August 4, 2022

Walnut prices steady as China new crop inshell offers emerge
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Global walnut prices leveled in the week to Thursday as details emerged of the first reported new crop offers for Chinese inshell, raising the prospect of increasing competition between U.S. and Chinese suppliers as the northern hemisphere harvest kicks off.

July 28, 2022

Chilean June walnut shipments ramp up
Walnut News & Analysis

Walnut shipments from Chile gathered pace in June as packers strained to overcome a slow start to the season amid easing logistics issues.

July 21, 2022

US walnut prices edge down on sharper new crop offers
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

U.S. walnut prices in the global container market came under pressure in the week to Thursday as market participants  continued to post competitive new crop offers and trade activity increased for the new season.

July 21, 2022

Strong June walnut shipments from California ease carry-out concerns
Walnut News & Analysis

California packers set a new June high for walnut shipments, providing further evidence that the industry is clearing the backlog of containers that had built up at the Port of Oakland earlier in the season.

July 14, 2022

Chilean inshell prices waver as first U.S. new crop deals reported
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Chilean inshell walnut prices dipped a fraction in the global container market the week ending Thursday amid light activity and few solid inquiries from buyers.

July 14, 2022

Small size Chilean inshell price decline ends as buyers return
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Chilean smaller-size category inshell walnut prices firmed in the global container market the week to Thursday, breaking six weeks of consecutive declines as the market showed signs of reigniting after restrained activity in June.

July 7, 2022

Smaller Chilean inshell prices fall amid sales lull as buyers assess quality
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Prices of smaller-sized Chilean walnuts in the global container market slipped in the week to Thursday amid a lull in selling activity as buyers assessed the quality of recently delivered first shipments.

June 30, 2022

Chilean walnut exports in May fall 30% on the year
Walnut News & Analysis

Though May walnut shipments from Chile declined 30% from last year, market observers said this year’s shipment pace is normal considering that last year’s sales accelerated during the same period after a new crop estimate was lowered.

June 23, 2022

First signs of US new crop activity appear as walnut prices drift 
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Walnut prices in the global container market drifted in the week to Thursday as Chilean packers continued to focus their inshell sales on India and the first signs of U.S. new crop activity surfaced.

June 23, 2022

Global shipping challenges prompt Chilean packers to change tack on sales
Walnut News & Analysis

For years, Chilean walnut handlers sold their product on a Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) basis, meaning they managed the transportation of the product to buyers in global markets. 

June 16, 2022

Record May walnut shipments from California ease carry-out concerns
Walnut News & Analysis

California walnut exporters recorded their strongest ever total for May in a sign that logistics issues may be easing, allowing the industry to dispatch previously delayed containers.

June 16, 2022

Walnut market cools on Chilean sales slowdown and lower US offers
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Walnut prices in the global container market dipped in the week to Thursday as sales from Chile slowed and offers fell for U.S. export-grade kernels.

June 16, 2022

Chilean inshell market stabilizes as buyers focus on quality
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Chilean inshell walnut prices in the global container market resisted downward pressure in the week to Thursday as buyers from Turkey and India snapped up product for prompt shipment at the higher end of recent trading ranges.

June 9, 2022

Chilean inshell prices ease as demand softens
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Chilean walnut prices in the global container market continued to fall in the week to Thursday amid lower reported sales volumes and weaker prompt demand from buyers in India and Turkey.

June 2, 2022

Walnut shipments from Chile slump in April due to late harvest and logistics problems
Walnut News & Analysis

Chilean walnut shipments in April fell 55% year-on-year as a delayed crop and shipping bottlenecks hampered exports in the first month of the new season.

May 26, 2022

Chilean price premiums to US narrow as market questions new crop sales commitments
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Chilean walnut prices in the global container market slipped in the week to Thursday, with larger-size premiums to U.S. product narrowing as packers questioned Chile’s sold position. 

May 26, 2022

Chilean inshell prices increase as US market winds down
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Chilean inshell walnut prices in the global container market firmed in the week to Thursday, widening their premiums over U.S. equivalent products as buyers accepted offers at the higher end of the spectrum and packers continued to sell their counter-seasonal volumes.

May 19, 2022

Oakland port official discusses actions to alleviate shipping problems for exporters
Walnut News & Analysis

Over 98% of California’s walnut exports leave through the Port of Oakland, according to U.S. Census data. The port has primarily been a second port-of-call after the larger ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, though a few carriers offer first port-of-call service into Oakland. The global supply chain crunch has been acutely felt at the Port of Oakland, ranging from vessel skips, equipment shortages, labor constraints and congestion.

May 12, 2022

US monthly walnut shipments up 10% as packers eye carry-out depletion
Walnut News & Analysis

Monthly walnut shipments from California beat their year-ago total for the first time in seven months in April, raising hopes among packers that shipping problems are subsiding and the carry-out could be smaller than many had once predicted. 

May 12, 2022

Walnut prices static as Chilean handlers look to boost sales in Dubai
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Prices in the global container market for walnuts remained flat in the week to Thursday as Chilean packers sought to boost new crop sales at the INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress in Dubai while their U.S. counterparts said they were heavily sold on export-grade material.

May 12, 2022

Walnut prices drift as Chilean offers dry up ahead of industry event
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Walnut prices in the global container market were rangebound in the week to Thursday as Chilean new crop selling activity stalled ahead of an industry event in Dubai and amid uncertainty over the potential crop damage from rains in Chile.

May 5, 2022

Chilean offers hold firm on rainfall uncertainty; US kernels edge higher
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Chilean-origin walnut prices held their ground the week ending Thursday in the global container market as heavy rainfall in the country cast uncertainty on market direction, while U.S. Chandler kernels gained slight traction amid low liquidity.

April 28, 2022

Chilean inshell sales continue at premiums as US prices stabilize
Walnut Weekly Market Recap

Walnut prices drifted the week ending Thursday in the global container market amid light activity after the Easter holiday weekend, with few offers for U.S. Chandler inshell and higher half-count kernel items amid tightening availability of both.

April 21, 2022

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