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12 November 2019Peru forecasts first billion dollar grape season

The southern hemisphere's second largest table grape exporter is projecting year-on-year volume growth of 15%.

12 November 2019EU demand boosts Brazilian melons

According to Secretariat of Foreign Trade data, the volume of melons exported in October was twice that of September and the highest recorded for the month since 2015.

12 November 2019Japan to tighten PVR controls

Japan's Agriculture Ministry is to tighten Plant Variety Right regulations to protect domestically developed varieties of grapes and strawberries.

12 November 2019EastPack claims four awards

The recognition comes as New Zealand's largest kiwifruit post-harvest company moves closer to its goal of increasing fruit volumes to over 50m trays in the next five years.

12 November 2019Russia underlines importance to Turkish grape industry

More than half the US$120m worth of Turkish table grape exports in the period from June to October were shipped to Russia, according to the Aegean Exporters Association.

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11 November 2019UN raises TR4 threat level

In its latest 'Food Outlook' report, the FAO said the world's most traded fruit is in danger of becoming scarcer as a fungal strain spreads.

11 November 2019South Africa claims successive record lemon season

The 22.1m 15 kg cartons packed (331,500 tonnes) this year surpasses the 2018 volume of 19.9m cartons, according to Citrus Growers Association data.

11 November 2019Washington upgrades apple estimate

With the harvest nearly complete, the Washington State Tree Fruit Association estimates the crop as one of the largest in history.

11 November 2019UN to consider maritime speed curb

A new study suggests that a speed limit would cut greenhouse gases but also curb pollutants that damage human health such as black carbon and nitrogen oxides.

11 November 2019Peru ships record mango volume

According to the country’s Association of Mango Producers, Peru will comfortably top the 204K MT exported in 2017/18.

08 November 2019Aldi shows no mercy to banana shippers

Although the price agreed with importers for 2020 is an increase on the 2019 figure, the German discounter continues to court a chorus of disapproval.

08 November 2019Ecuador raises Minimum Reference Price

With stakeholders failing to reach a consensus, the Minister of Agriculture has determined the price payable to producers in 2020.

08 November 2019Mixed forecast for Korean pears

Despite projecting a small production increase, the Korean pear industry continues to shrink as consumer demand declines and producers move to alternative crops.

08 November 2019San Antonio Este struggles continue

Between January and October 2019, shipments of fruit through the Argentinean port reached 152K MT, a year-on-year 22% decrease.

08 November 2019Argentinean banana market hit by Chilean crisis

The price of bananas has doubled in some stores as fruit en route from Ecuador is held up at the Chilean port of San Antonio.