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Spain: Fruit & veg imports rise by 11% in January

The Spanish import of fruits and vegetables in January 2019 grew by 11% in terms of volume and by 26% in terms of value compared to the same month of 2018, totaling 287,263 tons and 257.3 million Euro, according to data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes of the Spanish Tax Agency, processed […]

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Ukraine does not expect tomato prices to drop soon

At the moment, prices for tomatoes in Ukraine are on average 40% higher than last year. Furthermore, there are no prerequisites for a significant reduction in the cost of these products on the Ukrainian market.   Industry experts argue that they have a sufficiently limited supply of tomato on the Ukrainian market. In particular, deliveries […]

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Peruvian fruit and veg exports increased by 9% in value in January and February

According to the Association of Agricultural Producers’ Guilds of Peru (AGAP), Peruvian agricultural exports in the first two months of the year amounted to US $ 1.118 billion, i.e. 6% higher than in the same period of 2018.   This increase was driven by the fresh fruits and vegetables sub-sector, whose shipments in January and […]

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US growers harvest an increasing amount of organic tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes have remained a staple in American kitchens even as consumer tastes and preferences evolve. For example, producers have responded to consumer demand for more organic produce by cultivating more organic tomatoes.   From 2008 to 2011, consumer price sensitivity coupled with the higher price of organic produce (relative to conventional produce) contributed to […]

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Mexican berry growers’ sales dip amid U.S. border delays

Mexican berry growers have reportedly seen a sharp drop in sales over recent days due to heavy delays at the U.S. border, while mango producers have also been affected.   Producers of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries have on average experienced a 20% drop in sales as the extended wait times crossing into the U.S. […]

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Belgium: “Every year, strawberries and asparagus are the top products for Easter”

“It’s currently the Easter holidays in Belgium, and combined with the low temperatures, this has resulted in slightly slower sales. It’s expected proper Easter sales will start in the middle of this week. The top products for Easter are strawberries and asparagus, just like last year. Prices for both products were fairly low in recent […]

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EU citrus imports grow by 40%

In recent months, various statements have been made from both Europe and the Spanish Government, claiming that the size of orange imports into the EU is comparable to that of previous years, before the agreement with South Africa. The Valencian crisis is thus attributed to internal and structural problems affecting citrus growing in this region. […]

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OVERVIEW GLOBAL TOMATO MARKET

These are exciting times on the tomato market. Many countries are currently in the transition period between the import and export seasons. In the meantime, the spread of the ToBRFV virus is being monitored worldwide. Various cases have already been reported in Europe and it is still unclear whether eradication of the virus is possible. […]

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Supply of Moroccan table tomatoes worries European producers

The main supplier of table tomatoes for Italy is the Netherlands with over 114,000 tons of produce exported. Italy’s main destination is  Germany with over 61,000 tons (2018 data). As regards medium term forecasts, it is estimated that table tomato imports to the EU should increase by 0.4 percentage points every year. In this scenario, […]

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Apple stocks in EU are at record levels

Apple stocks in the EU remain enormous, this spring. At the beginning of March, record volumes were in the storage rooms of European companies: The highest number of the last 12 years. This is reported by analysts of the Ukrainian Horticultural Association (UHA) with reference to the reports of the World Pear and Apple Producers […]

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