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16 November 2018APEM revises export forecast

The Peruvian Mango Producer and Exporter Association says export volumes this season will be 20% lower than last year.

16 November 2018Tariffs hurt US fruit shippers

Washington State cherry sales to China have dropped from 3.2m cartons in 2017 to 1.6m cartons in 2018.

16 November 2018Record cocaine seizure in banana cargo

New Zealand Police and Customs have found more than 190kgs of cocaine hidden in a container of bananas, the largest seizure of the drug in New Zealand history.

16 November 2018Cyprus potato prices soar

The combination of drought and the emphasis on exports has caused price levels for potatoes on the domestic market to rise steeply.

16 November 2018Prices spiral on Algerian banana market

The shortage of fruit has led to price hikes and the resumption of cross-border smuggling from Tunisia.

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15 November 2018Chile quantifies hail impact

The national cherry crop appears to be worst hit, with total fruit industry losses currently estimated in the region of US$200m.

15 November 2018Peruvian avocadoes suffer 'worst year'

The 47% increase in exports year-on-year has led to unsustainably low industry returns, according to association ProHass.

15 November 2018Bermuda finds bugs on imported bananas

The fruit is reported to have originated in South and Central America and was re-exported from the United States.

15 November 2018Madagascan litchis ready to roll

The first reefer vessel is scheduled to start loading next week, which will give traders in Europe two weeks of volume sales prior to Christmas.

15 November 2018Chiquita to stay at Hueneme

The multinational has signed a long-term contract extension with the Californian port, cementing a relationship that began in 2004.

14 November 2018Indonesia hands boost to Chilean fruit shippers

Official recognition of the Chilean food safety system for fresh exports means that all fruit kinds can now enter the country via the port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta.

14 November 2018Maersk warns of trade war impact

The Danish conglomerate beat Q3 operating profit forecasts, but said a trade war between the United States and China had hit demand for container shipping.

14 November 2018Peru to post record grape returns

A Scotiabank forecast estimates that Peruvian grape industry returns will top US$840m in the 2018/19 season.

14 November 2018Hail hits Chilean fruit crops

Industry and exporter associations Fedefruta and Asoex agree that it is too early to estimate the damage to cherry, berry, topfruit, stonefruit, kiwifruit and grape volumes.

14 November 2018Yellow Dragon vector spotted in Visalia

Hundreds of Asian citrus psyllids have been found in a neighborhood north of Visalia at the centre of the Californian citrus industry.