16 January 2017Sumitomo to make Russian acquisition
Following its acquisition of Irish multinational Fyffes, the Japanese corporate giant is to buy three banana-related businesses headquartered in St Petersburg.
16 January 2017Del Monte expands into fresh-cut in France
Of its annual total €3.8bn, the French market reportedly accounted for less than 2% of Fresh Del Monte sales revenue in 2015.
16 January 2017Peruvian avocado exports make giant leap
The value of Peru's avocado exports totaled US$445.7m in the first 11 months of 2016, up 45.7% year-on-year, said the Association of Peruvian Exporters.
16 January 2017Iran eyes apple deal with Philippines
Manila has asked that the 24% import tariff on its bananas is reduced as part of a trade deal that will see Iran ship a range of fruit to the Philippines for the first time.
16 January 2017Chile sees stability in avocado volume
Despite an estimated 40% fall in the land dedicated to avocado production in recent years, production and export volumes are likely to remain stable this season.
16 January 2017Spain ships more fresh to Middle East
The volume of fresh produce shipped to United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia has risen 2% and 13% respectively, according to export federation FEPEX.
13 January 2017China sees surge in orange imports
The USDA is projecting a 35% year-on-year rise in imports in 2016/17, which follows a 50% year-on-year increase in 2015/16.
13 January 2017Asian sales drive Australian citrus export record
In the first 10 months of 2016 the value of Australian citrus exports reached a new record high of A$315m.
13 January 2017Kenyan fresh exports rise
The value of Kenyan vegetable exports grew by 17% in the first 10 months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015, due to improved EU market access.
13 January 2017Florida citrus crop holds
The industry suggests that a marginal decline in crop volume may indicate growers have found an answer to the fatal bacterial disease citrus greening.
13 January 2017Madagascar sees strong end to litchi season
Stock from the two large consignments shipped on reefer vessels has been cleared and demand for late season fruit in containers exceeds supply.
12 January 2017South Africa imposes water restrictions
Shippers warn that some of the country's most important exports, including citrus and avocadoes, are likely to suffer under the latest water restrictions.
12 January 2017Global boxship capacity rises at record low rate
The global containership fleet expanded by 1.5% to reach 20.27m TEU at the end of 2016, the lowest annual growth rate ever recorded in the shipping industry's history.
12 January 2017FTAs boost Australia fresh exports
Free Trade Agreements secured with China, Japan and South Korea have markedly increased Australian fresh fruit and vegetable exports.
12 January 2017ICA invests in TR4 prevention
The Colombian Agricultural and Livestock Institute says it is spending 1.8bn pesos (US$600K) p.a. to ensure against the arrival and/or spread of Panama Disease.