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Global Focus — Grapes
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New table grape variety is on the makert in ChileThe event was held at the Hyatt Hotel, where this variety developed by the Program of Genetic Improvement from Vid with the support of PBCT - Conicyt and INNOVA Corfo, was presented. The Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) and Biofrutales, Fruit Biotechnology Consortium, presented on Monday, 23.....
expected increase 25% next season
Peru: Grape exports grow 47%Grape exports this season increased 47% over the 2010-2011 season, about 135,000 tonnes were sold in international markets compared to the 92,000 tonnes that were exported in the previous season. In this regard, the president of Inform@cción, Fernando Cillóniz, welcomed the results and estimated that in.....
Chile: Table grape market report in EuropeLow prices for table grapes in the European market were registered. This is the result, in some cases, of the poor quality and condition of the fruit, and over supply. White Seedless Grape Market:Decofrut pointed out that the situation for the Sugraone variety is difficult, since it has shown greater.....
UNIVEG Katope UK first Fairtrade Indian grapesUNIVEG Katope UK is pleased to announce, the first ever commercial harvesting of Fairtrade Grape from India. The fruit is currently being shipped to the UK and is due to arrive mid April.UNIVEG's Katope Fairtrade Technical Manager, David Maris said “We've been working towards this day for 5 years. It is one.....
By Mark Greenberg from Fisher Capespan
US: Grape exports decline 8.5%The weather in North America has been warm and fair throughout most of the central states and extending across the country ensuring no logistical disruptions in any region and making it seem as though an especially early spring is upon us. School and university spring breaks in Canada and the US are now.....
Robert Kraaijeveld (PeDe): Reasonably positive expectations for Indian grapes
"Market for South African grapes not as bad"The last South African grapes for PeDe are on their way. Robert Kraaijeveld says the market for South African grapes has been not as bad. "It's been better than before, but the market has been really bad. This year the total of the expected export of South African grapes is 50 million cartons, of which.....
South Africa: Exports to Europe downIn South Africa’s Berg River Region the last Crimson Seedless and Dauphine is being packed. It is expected that all packing activities in the region will be completed by the end of Week 12. Meanwhile in the Hex River Valley mid season cultivars are still being packed, especially high volumes of Crimson.....
Indian grapes arrived in EuropeThe first Indian grapes have arrived in Europe last week, they have met a difficult market full of South American fruit. This is adding to problems ongoing from 2010's CCC residue issue which devastated the Indian grape export. Nina Patil from Fresh Express agrees that the market is slow at the.....
EU: Grape market depressed, but hope of revivalThe grape market is in a rather depressive mood, according to Ron Beijer of Independent Fruit Trade. "The grape harvest in India was good, but they are short of buyers. Plenty of grapes from South Africa and Chile are available. A recovery is expected, but nobody is exactly sure when. For the time being.....
Monforte del Cid, Novelda and Aspe
Spain: Table grape area drops 30% in ten yearsIn Monforte del Cid, Novelda and Aspe in Spain 70% of the agriculture consists of table grapes. In the "Valley of the Grapes" this culture generates EUR40.8 million a year. However, in the last ten years the area for this "flagship" product has been reduced by approximately 30%. The decrease, according to.....
Brazil: Good grape sales foreseen by producersExhibitors who participated in the national grape festival, in Caxias do Sul (Brazil), estimate that the commercialization offruit this year surpassed last year´s event. There were four grape outlets in the event, where, on Thursday, earnings reached R$30 thousand, with 1,500 cases sold. Grape kilo.....
US: Strong demand for California table grapesDemand for California table grape exports continued to be strong in 2011. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics, exports were 341,589 metric tons (the equivalent of 39.6 million 19-pound boxes) valued at $711 million. The export volume was the second highest ever recorded, the.....
By Mark Greenberg
US: Decline in Chilean grape arrivalsThrough February 24, Chilean grape exporters shipped a total of 201,472 metric tons of table grapes to the USA. This is a decline of 3.1% over the same period last season.The east coast tonnage is down by only 2.2% through the same date last year whiletonnage to the west coast is down by 5.9%. This decrease.....
Germany resumes Indian grape importsGermany has recommenced with ordering table grapes from India after blocking their import for the last two years. The move comes after meetings between an Indian delegation with the German authorities in Berlin. In the 2010 grapes season European countries rejected shipments of Indian grapes after chemical.....
Elaine Alexander, SATI
South Africa: Quality of grapes good despite heatwaveThe South African grape season still has around 3 months to run and quality remains good. The growing regions have had to contend with temperatures as high as 48ºC, high even for the South African summer.Elaine Alexander, executive director of SATI, said high temperatures are not uncommon at this time of the.....
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