Indian importers are eagerly waiting for the Tanzanian new crop. They have no interest in the April-May inventory stocks. Few warehouses contain only labour-cost raw cashews, which are already heading towards the expiry date.
Whatever is the price, Indian consumer now asks for the quality. So, the kernel supply is not catching up with the festive demand. Diwali 2018 dates are : 5th November, 6th November, 7th November & 8th November.
— Mostly a week long holiday in the Indian cashew industry. Therefore, the Christmas-New year demand will start immediately after the holidays.