Afghanistan - Raisin Annual
Post forecasts Afghanistan’s MY 2012/13 raisin production at 33,500 MT, a five percent increase from the previous year, based on better weather conditions, new production techniques such as trellising, and new vines entering into production. Domestic raisin consumption will be unchanged during MY 2012/13 due to static demand.
Russia and the E.U. are the leading destinations for Afghan raisins with more than a 70 percent combined market share. Post forecasts Afghanistan’s MY 2012/13 raisin exports at 29,450 MT, a six percent increase from the previous year. The United Kingdom has become a major growth market for Afghan raisins in recent years, while the Indian market for raisins has declined.