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22 January 2018Citrus tops SA agro-exports

International Trade Centre figures for 2016 show that the value of South African citrus exports dwarfed those of other agricultural commodities.

22 January 2018Avocadoes drive Peruvian export growth

Avocado and table grape exports accounted for 49% of the total US$2bn shipped in value in the first 11 months of 2017, according to exporter association ADEX.

22 January 2018Russia bans Bosnian fruit

The import ban has been re-introduced following claims that a single exporter had re-labelled Polish fruit and faked a phytosanitary certificate.

22 January 2018IG ups cold chain investment

Already India's second largest cold chain company by capacity, IG International is to invest US$10.5m to establish four cold chain facilities.

22 January 2018Hortgro warns of drought impact

Western Cape rural communities are under huge socio-economic pressure due to the crippling drought, according to South Africa's deciduous fruit industry body.

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22 January 2018Cambodia ups mango investment

The Agriculture Ministry is set to sign a mango export investment deal with a Chinese firm worth up to US$50m, the second such deal in the country.

19 January 2018Costa Rica flood damage quantified

Heavy banana losses are reported while the weather has caused severe disruption to loading schedules in the Port of Moín, with delays of between 4-5 days.

19 January 2018EU producers form Joint Banana Committee

The main objectives will be to monitor national and European banana markets and coordinate the adoption of joint actions in the defence of the sector.

19 January 2018Tunisia to ship more citrus

Despite a 40% reduction in crop volume, Tunisian citrus exports are expected to reach 20K MT in the 2017/2018 season.

19 January 2018Maersk Line still top dog

The container line has consolidated its position as the world's largest carrier, extending its lead over MSC after its capacity increased by 26.8% in 2017.

19 January 2018ABGC warns of cyclone threat to TR4 spread

The Australian Banana Growers Council is urging producers to ensure they are 'cyclone ready' to reduce the risk of Panama Disease contamination.

18 January 2018Swiss pear stocks depleted

Umbrella association Swissfruit says that producers have reported that they will be out of stock of both organic and non-organic fruit by the end of the week.

18 January 2018Cocaine seized in fruit shipments

As 745kgs of the Class A narcotic is seized in a reefer container loaded with pineapples from Panama, a tonne is found in a banana shipment from Colombia.

18 January 2018Belize bananas outshine citrus

In the first 11 months of 2017, the value of banana exports rose 17%, while the value of citrus exports fell 19% over the same period.

18 January 2018Afghan pomegranates exceed expectations

Exports increased by 35% year-on-year in 2017, with nearly 23,000 tonnes shipped to Pakistan, Dubai, India and the US from Kandahar.