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OVERVIEW GLOBAL KIWIFRUIT MARKET

All eyes in the kiwifruit sector are now on the southern hemisphere, which is now slowly taking over the world market. The first New Zealand kiwis are already at sea. European and North American traders look back on a predominantly positive season, with Italy as a major exception. The kiwifruit sector has had a difficult […]

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U.S. citrus production in 2018-19 is rebounding from previous-year lows, according to a USDA report

The U.S. citrus crop is forecast to be up 31% to 8.02 million metric tons (MT) in 2018-19, reflecting an expectation for expanded national production in all major citrus commodities, except lemons, and overall larger crops in the four major producing States.   The rebound is expected to be the greatest in Florida, recovering from […]

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Italy is the leading global producer of organic citrus fruit

With almost 40 thousand hectares, Italy is the leading global producer of organic citrus fruit – it is quite an impressive figure if you think that Mexico, a much larger country, occupies the second place with only 12,570 hectares destined to this segment. In general, Italy is one of the leading growers of organic food […]

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Robotic apple harvester used for commercial crop in “world-first”

New Zealand’s largest apple grower-exporter T&G Global has begun using a robotic harvester on a commercial apple crop in what it describes as a “world-first”.   The development is the culmination of four years of working with U.S.-based technology partner Abundant Robotics, which T&G’s parent company BayWa AG invested in two years ago and which […]

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Chilean fruit exports increase by 2.3%

According to information from Chile’s Fruit Exporters Association AG (ASOEX), Chile has exported 1,347,621 tons of fresh fruit to different destinations in the world so far in this 2018-2019 export season (September 1, 2018 to March 18, 2019), i.e. 2.3% more than in the same period last season.   The United States has been the […]

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL PEAR MARKET

The Italian pear sector is struggling. Despite the relatively limited volumes available, prices remain low. The sector is experiencing quality problems in both Spain and the Netherlands. In France, consumption is lagging behind, while European pears are selling quickly on the German market. In Australia, exports have increased by no less than 75% last year. […]

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Indian apple imports take a hit

Acloud of uncertainty continues to hover over India’s apple import trade. Diplomatic relations with two key trading partners are at the heart of the conjecture, with an ongoing ban on Chinese apple imports having the most profound impact to date.   Hopes for a swift end to the China impasse were dashed over 2018, which […]

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Spanish growers ring alarm bells over citrus greening

The Spanish citrus industry has demanded immediate steps to prevent the spread of an insect known to carry huanglongbing (HLB), a disease it claims could have “almost apocalyptic” impacts on the sector.   Spain’s Citrus Management Committee (CGC) forecasts if HLB – also known as citrus greening – were to hit the industry, it could […]

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Ukraine to bring impressive volumes of apples, berries and vegetables to the largest ever trade mission to Dubai in March.

On March 28, 2019 a group of the best 20 Ukrainian growers and processors of fruits, berries & vegetables will hold B2B meetings with key importers and supermarket chains from the Middle East region. The trade event is hosted by Dubai Chamber and branded as Fruit Trade Ukraine – Middle East.   All companies on […]

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET

Millions of tons of bananas are shipped across the world’s oceans. The demand for the yellow fruit is virtually insatiable in the US and Europe, where bananas are among the top 5 most consumed fruits. In Latin America, more and more countries are seeing the opportunities that lie here. Guatemala, Panama and Colombia are investing […]

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