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Russian region harvests 1.26 million tonnes of vegetables
Greece closes export deal with Saudi Arabia
The Italian apple market is under pressure from the boycott. The biggest problem is not the closed border, but Polish apples flooding the market. Polish growers took to the streets and blocked some main roads in the country. Growers are demanding better compensations. Polish workers in Brussels handed out.....
ABN Amro: cause - crisis in the organization sector
Dutch acreage is not very large and the boycott is not the cause of bad prices
The main reason for the decrease in greenhouse vegetables this year is the surplus in production caused by the good weather in Europe. The Russian boycott is now cited as the straw that broke the camel's back, but the core of the problem lies deeper. At least that is what ABN Amro has concluded in the.....
Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina also suspected of illegal export
Hefty decrease Russian import
Several European countries that fall outside the boycott, are facing possible sanctions. Russia suspects these countries of illegal export of European produce, and has requested clarification regarding increased export volumes. On the other hand, Russia is willing to negotiate with Moldova on lifting the.....
Gap Russian import partly plugged
India flooded with American apples
The first statistics over the months following the boycott show that Russia was not able to completely compensate for the lost European and American products. A number of countries have profited from the boycott, but volume-wise, trade lags behind. The Indian wholesale market at Mumbai is flooded with.....
Tensions between Russia and West rising further
Football player imports mandarins to Donetsk
Yesterday evening, the UN Security Council held an emergency session to discuss the situation in Eastern Ukraine. NATO accused the Russians of entering into Eastern Ukraine with troops and military equipment in the past weeks. According to the Russians, these are hollow words and propaganda from.....
Russian economy takes nosedive
Western media had already been reporting that the Russian economy suffers from the imposed sanctions. Lately more and more Russian organizations are also admitting that the economy is going through a rough time. The Russian economy is facing a number of big problems. First of all the capital flight. In.....
Peru is South America's leading supplier of horticultural products for Russia
According to the the Association of Agricultural Producers Guild (Agap), as a result of the strong and sustained demand for Peruvian fruit and vegetables in Russia,Peru is currently considered Russia's main South American supplier of high quality fresh produce.Agap's executive director, Ana Maria Deustua,.....
Greece wants expansion aid package
Russian supermarkets adjust growth forecast upwards
According to LTO, the compensation currently offered by the EU to growers is too low. The compensation covers 10-15% of production costs. In Brussels, Agriculture ministers are talking about expansion of the compensation plan today, at the request of Greece. Greece would like peach and mandarin growers to be.....
Poland: Aid for onion, cabbage and apple producers affected by Russian embargo
Onion, cabbage and apple producers in Poland will receive one-off aid due to the decline in purchase prices caused by the Russian embargo. Support will be given in the form of "de minimis". The Council of Ministers, at the request of the Minister of Agriculture, amended the Regulation on the.....
Lebanon and Turkey profit from boycott
Turkey profits from boycott
Lebanon has started exporting to Russia. The country wants to tap into new markets, now that export destinations in the Middle East are buying less. Turkey saw its export to Russia increase significantly over the first nine months of this year. Nevertheless, Standard&Poor's expects prices in Russia to go.....
Falling rouble slows down banana import
More support for Polish farmers
The Russian economy is going through tough times; inflation increased to 8.3% last month, and the rouble has already lost 26% of its worth compared to the dollar. Media are reporting there are no big consequences for consumers. The banana import is being slowed down due to the lower value of the rouble, with.....
Substantial price fluctuations in Ukraine and Russia
Copa-Cogeca: move unused part of EU support to 2015
Polish apple farmers demonstrated for a better compensation plan. According to the growers, the EU compensation is insufficient. In Ukraine, fruit prices went down by 14.4% on average. The decrease is a result of a stabilization of the Ukrainian currency. In the Russian region of Perm, large price.....
Onion harvest Ukraine forced to start
Russia: “Europe must address illegal export”
The Russians are asking Europe to look into illegal export to Russia. According to the Russian services, no response has come from Europe, despite reports of violations. Small farmers seem unable to benefit from the boycott. In the Rostov region, small companies are seeing that retail is mostly interested in.....
The European Commission will distribute 39 million Euro
Separatists luring voters with cheap vegetables
The European Commission will distribute 39 million Euro among a number of European organizations, to promote sales of agricultural products. To increase turnout for the elections in Eastern Ukraine, vegetables were offered at rock-bottom prices. It is unclear who is behind this action. Auchan is expanding.....
Cabbage harvest Russia partially destroyed by frost
Russia catches smuggler Polish produce
Russian authorities announced having sent back shipments of fresh produce in various locations in the country, because the documents weren’t in order. Bell peppers and eggplants were sent back to Belarus, and pomegranates from Egypt were refused. Most notably, the inspection caught a smuggler. The truck.....
Canada opens borders for Polish apples
Russia intercepts fruit from Netherlands
Russian authorities report having intercepted a shipment of 18 tonnes of fruit from the Netherlands. The country of origin indicated on the fruit reportedly did not match what was on the documents, and the labels were said to have been replaced. Belarusian customs held back 100 tonnes of fruit and vegetables.....
EC inspectors to check all Polish compensation requests
On 17 November, the Polish Ministry of Agriculture will receive inspectors from the European Commission, who will check the applications for compensation issued in the framework of the Russian embargo.Controls will last until 21 November. The reason for this measure is the exceptional volume of requests.....
Greenhouse centre Russia put into use
Wider range of vegetables in Russian greenhouse
The European Commission is disbursing 5.3 million euros in compensation to Belgian farmers. The money is to be disbursed in the following weeks. China export more vegetables to Russia. Compared to last year, the volume increased by 45.3%, and the worth by 22.5% to 204,000 MT and 82 million dollars.....
French apples victims of Russian embargo
Effects of the Russian embargo decreed in August are being felt on the apple market. Producers in France’s number one apple production region, the Tarn-et-Garonne, are starting to worry. Claude Rehlinger, President of France’s biggest apple exporter, Blue Whale says that “the 500,000 tons of Polish apples.....
Moscow trades school textbooks and medication for fresh produce
British government forgoes compensation
Great Britain is the only EU country not to claim compensation for 3,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables. All member states can get compensation for the removal from the market of 3,000 tonnes of produce. This way, the EU also wants to remedy the indirect consequences. The British government is forgoing this.....