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22 July 2016US pineapple Interceptions rise

The number of APHIS interceptions of pineapples from Costa Rica for scale insect infestation increased by 32% year-on-year in the first half of 2016.

22 July 2016Kekhman fails in bankruptcy appeal

A court in St. Petersburg has dismissed a petition lodged by former JFC Group CEO seeking the recognition of a London High Court judgment declaring him bankrupt.

22 July 2016More is less for Chile

In the first six months of 2016 Chile shipped 63K MT more fresh fruit than for the corresponding period in 2015, but the FOB fell 3% to US$2.9bn.

22 July 2016Ivory Coast banana production recovers

With EU support, the Ivorian banana industry has begun a recovery plan to double production by 2020 and reach 500,000 tonnes.

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22 July 2016Limoneira adds oranges to lemons

The Californian agri-business company says it will add oranges and specialty citrus varieties to its One World of Citrus model.

22 July 2016CGA revises citrus volume

The forecast 4.8m carton fall in the valencialate crop against the preliminary estimate is attributed to pre-season heat and drought.

21 July 2016Global citrus trade stagnates

Statistics published by the USDA show that there is little difference between globally traded volumes of oranges, soft citrus, grapefruit and lemons over the past 5 years.

21 July 2016Peru forecasts rise in grape production

According to Peru's Association of Table Grape Producers, production and exports will grow by 10% year-on-year in 2016/17.

21 July 2016End draws nigh for Florida citrus

Mathematical and epidemiological models predict that by 2019, the Florida citrus industry will no longer be commercially viable.

21 July 2016Banana exporter raided

Guatemala tax authorities are reported to have raided the offices of banana shipper Agropecuaria Bellamar Tiquisate.

21 July 2016Uzbekistan sees success at fruit fair

Organisers of the first international fruit and vegetable fair in Tashkent claim that 270 contracts on fresh produce exports were concluded worth more than US$2bn.

20 July 2016Asian demand drives record Australian grape deal

Australian table grape export volumes and prices have spiked this year with exports exceeding 100,000 tonnes for the first time.

20 July 2016Zespri sees SFO costs balloon

The kiwifruit marketer says its total bill for a Serious Fraud Office investigation has risen to $6.8m, with a further $500K set aside to cover costs in its 2015/16 accounts.

20 July 2016India targets threefold rise in kinnow exports

Chief Minister of the Punjab says the State is committed to providing requisite infrastructure and marketing support to build on last year's success.