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19 June 2019Sumitomo to sell Sumifru stake

The Japanese corporation is to sell its 49% stake in Sumifru Singapore Pte., the owner of its Philippine unit, to joint venture partner Thornton Venture Ltd.

19 June 2019Australia forecasts record avocado crop

The Australian avocado industry is anticipating a record harvest of the Hass variety this year.

19 June 2019Zespri forecasts profit growth

The kiwifruit marketer says it is expecting net profit of NZ$182m-$192m in the current year, including licence release income.

19 June 2019Philadelphia Customs make largest drug find

Federal authorities have seized 16.5 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of US$1bn from containers on an MSC vessel at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.

19 June 2019Peruvian avocado expansion continues apace

By 2021 Peru will have 40,000 hectares under avocado production, a 25% increase on the figure for 2018.

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19 June 2019Export opportunities fuel Kerala MD2 switch

The Indian State currently produces 400K MT of the Vazhakkulam variety, which is destined for the domestic market.

18 June 2019Morocco struggles with citrus surplus

Due to a lack of sufficient and modern packinghouses and cold-storage facilities, many farmers had to dump their product onto the market.

18 June 2019China losses skew global pear picture

Although there has been a marginal increase in volumes across most production regions, the rise is offset by a massive 3.3m MT drop in the Chinese figure.

18 June 2019Melon-mania grips UK

Demand for melons has grown by 13% year-on-year with the Yellow Honeydew variety by far the most popular, accounting for a third of all UK sales.

18 June 2019Citrus under spotlight in Denmark

According to a study compiled by investigative media group Danwatch, about a third of all citrus fruit sold in Danish supermarkets contains a banned pesticide.

18 June 2019China demand drives Malaysian durian development

Total durian production in Malaysia rose to 341,000 metric tonnes last year from 211,000 metric tonnes in 2017.

17 June 2019India imposes tariffs on US fruit

The decision follows the Trump Administration's withdrawal of trade privileges under the Generalized System of Preferences for India.

17 June 2019Zespri welcomes FCC newbuilds

The kiwifruit marketer says the increased capacity will enable it to make further progress towards the goal of growing global sales to NZ$4.5bn by 2025.

17 June 2019Storms hit 'Orchard of France'

France is to declare a state of natural disaster after rain and hailstorms lashed a swathe of the south-east on Saturday, devastating fruit crops.

17 June 2019MSC adds Moin to Ecuador service

The carrier says it is improving trade links between Costa Rica and northern Europe by adding a new direct call from the Costa Rican port.