Early season for Indian grapes with higher export volumes

Fresh Grape
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 27, 2024

Tridge summary

The 2023-24 season has seen a 20% increase in Indian grape production despite higher temperatures, with the harvest starting and likely ending two weeks earlier than usual. The main export markets are Europe and Russia, but the Red Sea crisis has extended shipment times and increased freight rates, making the Far East Asian market less appealing for Indian exporters. The European market is nearing saturation, limiting growth opportunities. The future of the Indian grape market lies in improved pre-season agriculture, better understanding of plant physiology, and the introduction of new grape varieties.
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It has been a positive season for Indian grapes, despite higher than usual temperatures since October 2023, fruit quality and production volumes have been better than in previous years. "This year's harvest has been early, we started in mid-December, almost fifteen days earlier than usual, and we will probably also finish two weeks earlier. However, production volumes are expected to increase by 20% year-on-year," he explains. to Paresh Bhayani, director of Panacea Energizers, Indian grape exporters since 1998. Indian grapes are mainly exported to European markets as well as Russia. Bhayani is confident that Indian grapes will continue to supply the European market until the end of March. The crisis in the Red Sea has forced shipments to be diverted around the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa, "this means that the fruit travels in 41 days, instead of 21 days when shipments pass through the Suez Canal." "There could be some arrival issues with dehydration, ...
Source: MXfruit
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