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Indian grape volumes won't pick up until late February

The grape season in India has been delayed by the late rains which have affected the quality and volumes of the early crop.

“We would normally send the early grapes to the Russian market,” explains Nagesh Shetty from Deccan Produce. “In November and December only around half of the normal volume of grapes were sent to the Russian market.”

Exports to Europe are also delayed with first containers expected to arrive in early February with a significant drop in volume for the first few weeks.

“We expect things to pick up by mid to end February when the bigger volumes will be available. It is always difficult to know what price we will get but we expect it will be better due the lower volumes overall in Europe this year. Prices in Russia are good which is a reflection of the low volumes.

India has not sent much to Asia so far this season due to the lingering affects of the rains which has affected the quality of the coloured varieties.

For more information:
Nagesh Shetty
Deccan Edibles Pvt. Ltd.
Tel: +91-22-28346281 / 28258395

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