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High volume of Israeli mangoes

The Israeli mango season is in full swing now. “The volume increased, but sizes at the beginning of the season are smaller than the last season,” explains Gil Ben-Moshe from Hefer Valley. “We hope to see the bigger sizes coming in the next weeks.”“The demand is very high and the season started very strong,” he.....

Thai authorities recall frozen pineapples after sweetener found

A consumer’s complaint about a frozen pineapple product from Taipei City, Thailand, which its producer markets as unadulterated, was found to contain artificial sweetener by the city’s Department of Health and has been recalled. The product, Dragon King Pineapples, are miniature peeled pineapples curved into a.....

China: Big price differences for Guangxi dragon fruit

In the production area of dragon fruit in Guangxi Province, varieties including Jingdiyihao and Red Pitaya have entered the market this week. Affected by the rainy weather, the sales were going relatively slowly. The purchase prices in the original production areas are quite low in general, but vary greatly.....

Interactive map of global tropical fruit trade

Year: 2015source: www.trademap.org

Peru: It's very difficult to take Mexico's lead in avocado

The fact that the market is taking all the avocado production in the world - even the fruit of irregular quality - is good for producers, as it opens up the possibilities for Peru to distinguish itself with a good quality product, said Gonzalo Allendes, Corporate technical director of AGQ Labs (Chile).The.....

Consumption of Chilean avocados is increasingly important in Asia

National demand for avocado is very strong and can often affect the quantities exported. However, according to estimates, nearly 70% of the production of Hass avocados is sent to other destinations, such as the US (40%); Europe (30%), which until now had always occupied second place, and Asia (30%), whose.....

China's demand has an impact on avocado prices

Even though it only accounts for nearly 2% of all Peruvian avocado exports, China could be a very important factor in boosting the value of this fruit to the benefit of producing countries such as Peru.Benjamín Cillóniz, president of the consultancy Inform @ cción, said that, although the main destinations of.....

Mahmoud Osman, manager of Fruitlink

Egypt: "We have the honor of being the first ones to send our mangoes to Russia"

Egyptian mango production has increased in recent years, from nearly 40,000 tons in 2015 to 48,000 tons in 2016. "We estimate that in recent years this volume has been growing by an average of nearly 10% per year, depending on the weather," stated Ayman Bayoumy, Export Manager of Fruitlink. This has driven.....

4th of July US avocado sales surpass 118 million pounds

The Fourth of July avocado actual sales figures indicate 118.3 million pounds were sold in the U.S. in support of holiday festivities, making it the highest Fourth of July consumption period for avocados on record. The results were stronger than the 100-million pound pre-holiday projection and surpassed the.....

China: Goodfarmer Costa Rica pineapples now on sale at Walmart

This year, China and Costa Rica celebrated ten years of diplomatic relations. After Costa Rican pineapples were approved for export to China, the first batch has now entered the Chinese market. Walmart, in collaboration with Goodfarmer, held a ceremony in its Tianhe store in Guangzhou for this occasion......

China: Popularity of mangosteens on the rise

From July, large quantities of mangosteens have entered the market. As opposed to the prices of over 20 yuan per 500g in recent years, mangosteens are now being sold for only 10 yuan per 500g, making them a lot more popular. The majority of mangosteens on the market right now are imported from Thailand. In the.....

Costa Rica: Industry has less effect on fresh pineapple market

“Over the last two years the industry had a major effect on the Costa Rican pineapple sector. High volumes were used for the processed industry. Nowadays, the Philippines has recovered in this aspect with the result that less Costa Rican fruit is being used for industrial purposes. Moreover, the operational.....

World Avocado Organization transforms London buses & cabs

By mid-July, avocados will be taking over London's roads, as the World Avocado Organization (WAO) unleashes its Avocado Fruit of Life-branded buses and black cabs on a grand tour of London.Passengers will be able to use the #AvoBus and #AvoCab hashtags to share photos of their Avo-travels on social media and.....

Global warming enables tropical fruit farming in South Korea

A substantial number of tropical fruits sold in South Korean markets are now grown locally. Guavas are produced in the southern port city of Busan while dragon fruit has become a specialty of Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province.Pineapples and tangerines are grown in Gyeonggi Province, which neighbors the capital......

NZ avocado oil producer's annual turnover hits $10m

Since setting up production in Kenya amid the overall avocado boom, Kerikeri-based avocado oil producers Olivado has grown exponentially. In seven years, the business has grown its annual turnover tenfold to US$10.5 million (NZ$14.5m).General manager Jason Vokes said the international popularity of avocado and.....

China: Trading post in Zhanjiang imports Thai fruit

A few days ago, a trading company in Guangzhou province imported 16 tons of durians and 20 tons of mangosteen from Thailand to the trading post in Zhanjiang city in Guangdong province. This is the first time Thai fruit was imported after the the Zhanjiang trading post was assigned as an entry point for fruit.....

Dominican Republic: Pineapple producers aware of great export opportunities

Last Wednesday, representatives of different associations of pineapple producers met at the Municipal Council of Cevicos and received technical information obtained on recent learning trips to Costa Rica and Europe.The event, which was organized by the Export Quality Program, was carried out to raise awareness.....

Mexico: Sinaloa's mangoes travel to Dubai and Germany

Vicente Godoy Cereceres, the head of the Agricultural Business area of Sedeco, said that the second shipment of mangoes, harvested in the south of the state, was sent to Dubai, where it will be sold to restaurants and markets, while helping position Sinaloa's mango brand in the international market.He said.....

Peru: "Our mangoes shipped by air are the first to reach China"

Peru's mango production has increased in recent years and the volumes reached are so high that the country has been in need of opening new markets quickly. "We started exporting our products to Europe, then to the US and finally to China," explains Victor Ruesta, of Diamond Fruits. This Peruvian company has.....

Pakistan offers support for Malaysian mango importers

Pakistan has promised to support Malaysian importers in bringing in more mangoes into the country, according to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Malaysia Syed Hassan Raza.“Pakistan is the world’s fifth largest producer and sixth largest exporter (of mangoes) to over 40 markets across the world,” he said.Syed.....

Mango exporters blame foreign airlines for Pakistan's falling exports

Mango exporters in Pakistan have pinned the blame for falling mango exports on foreign airlines as they charge exorbitant freights."Airlines, mostly foreign companies, are utilised for quick shipments of mango export orders. However, not only do they charge exorbitant freights, but several times they become a.....

Avocados drive up New Zealand food prices

Higher prices for avocados and soft drinks have helped nudge up New Zealand food prices higher in June. Prices rose 0.2 per cent last month as the average 200g avocado cost $4.52, compared with $3.38 in May, Stats NZ said today.For the year ended June, this led to the food price index rising by three per.....

Will new papaya variety support the transition from niche to mainstream?

“Lifting on the momentum that papayas have built, we have renewed the category,” says Jose Rossignoli with Robinson Fresh. Papayas have become the sixth best selling item within the tropical category after avocados, pineapples, mangos, limes and kiwi fruit. “We aim to be a full tropical portfolio supplier to.....

Peru: Cherimoyas need to have a thicker skin to be exported

The cherimoya is a Peruvian fruit that, little by little, is being made known abroad. Year after year shipments of this fruit, both in fresh and in frozen pulp, are increasing.Agraria.pe talked with the fruit specialist of the Agricultural Directorate General (DGA) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation.....

Poland offers great potential for the Chilean avocados

Poland is a market with a great potential for the Chilean avocado, according to a report from the ProChile office in that country. In fact, consumption of this product in Poland has significantly increased from 2012 to date, which means that Chile has also steadily increased its exports. According to data from.....

Mango output in Rajshahi, Bangladesh has increased by 7k tonnes

Mango production has been increased by 7,538 tonnes in the Rajshahi region in the last 10 -12 years.Quoting the official records they said there were 6,79,684 trees that yielded 1,02,950 tonnes of mango in the 2007-08 harvesting season. Per hectare yield was 13.1 tonnes. In the previous 2015-16 season, the.....

"We may be the most experienced organic marketer in the area"

Spain: Organic mangoes with a better commercial window

The harvest of Granada's first organic Kent mangoes is expected for October and that of the Keitt for early November."This year, the heat waves in late March and mid-April, followed by a drop in temperatures, caused the flowering to be shorter than usual, so we expect a slight reduction of the avocado.....

Daniel Bustamante, president of ProHass

Peru: Despite the weather, producers expect 25% more avocados

"Ideally, we would have supply throughout the twelve months of the year so the demand would grow, which is what we are ultimately looking for," said Daniel Bustamante, president of ProHass.The weather problems that occurred at the beginning of the year will have some effect on the campaign's total volume......

Mexico: Bleak prospects for Escuinapa's mangoes

This mango season can be considered to be bad, said the president of the Association of Farmers of the Cañas River (AARC), Jesus Roberto Inda Ramos. According to him, the forecasts for this season were good, as there was abundant flowering in the trees, but unfortunately everything changed drastically, and all.....

Pakistan minister urges growers to add value to mango crops

Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research in Pakistan, Sikandar Hayat Bosan, has urged orchard owners and others to prepare more value added items to earn maximum income. He also discussed the role of the incumbent government's effect on agriculture. He stated that the government reduced prices.....

Indian mango exports fall as state's production drops by 70%

Indian mango exports are expected to be down this year as production saw a drop by up to 70% in Uttar Pradesh. This year, mango production will be between 10 lakh tonnes to 15 lakh tonnes in the state.Due to adverse weather conditions, the production of mangoes declined by around 70% and mango cultivators have.....

New Zealand dairy farms being replaced by avocado orchards

As the industries in Auckland, New Zealand are gearing up for an expansionary phase, dairy farms in the region are being converted into avocado orchards.Avocados achieved new records for volume and value in the 2016-17 season, and investors keen to capitalise on the trend for avocados are planning large scale.....

Thailand exports 300 tons of mini pineapples per year

This pineapple variety, which is not very common outside the country, is specially requested in Iran, to where Thailand exports 65% of the production; Kazakhstan, (20%); and Russia, (15%). "We would like to start opening the market in Europe and the US," says Ivan Nikitov, an independent exporter. These.....

Coastal El Niño phenomenon

Peru: Damage to irrigation systems will affect next mango campaign

The general manager of the Peruvian Association of Producers and Exporters of Mango (APEM), Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega, said that, even though it is too early to quantify the production of mangoes in the 2017/2018 season (as flowering occurs in August-September), production would be affected by the damage that.....

Canary climate not ideal for papayas, but production continues to develop

Greenish on the outside, orange inside and with a sweet taste; in the Canaries, 40 million kilos of papayas are harvested every year.In spite of the large volume produced, the climate is not the most suitable for the fruit's cultivation, especially because of the low temperatures. That is why all the farms.....

Karnataka, India to invest in more mango ripening centres

In 2016–17, Karnataka produced nearly 10 lakh tonnes of mango and exported the fruit to the U.S., Australia and other countries. But it is only now that the Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation has hit upon the idea of setting up fully-fledged fruit “ripening chambers”.These chambers,.....

Durian prices up by 40% in Singapore

With lower supplies of durian in the country consumers can expect to pay substantially more for the fruit this season. Popular durian varieties such as the Mao Shan Wang are currently priced at about $29 per kilogram, compared with about $18 to $20 last year. Mao Shan Wang is also known as Musang King or Civet.....

Queensland pineapple glut could mean lower prices this season

After a prolonged summer heatwave followed by a mild winter, Queensland is seeing one of the largest pineapple gluts in history. While good news for consumers as this means lower prices, farmers could lose out.“We have twice as much fruit this winter than what we want or expect,” said Joe Craggs, from Pure.....

Coconut supply from the Dominican Republic looks tight

“At the moment, coconuts are expensive and they’re short on them,” says Emil Serafino of New Jersey-based Exp. Group LLC. “Coconuts are an item that decreases in availability from the Dominican Republic over the years.” Serafino points to the explosion of the Dominican’s hospitality industry which has led to.....

A new Hass Avocado Board study reveals a shifting avocado marketplace

Cross-channel shopping impacts avocado category

With the growing popularity of fresh avocados in the U.S., fresh avocados can be purchased in a wide variety of retail channels from traditional grocery to the internet and beyond. Today’s avocado shoppers are taking advantage of this opportunity, as evidenced in a recently-released study from the Hass Avocado.....

Exports of Dominican tropical avocados expanding to Europe

Miguel Gonzalez, the owner of the company Grupo 33 in the Dominican Republic is looking to export more tropical avocados to Europe by investing more in GLOBALG.A.P. certifications, cold storage to ensure optimum shelf life, and dry matter content determination at harvest to ensure optimum maturity. The U.S......

Global certification a must to grow Indian mango exports

Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation is insisting mango growers apply for Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certificates that are similar to ISO for fruits and vegetables. This will help them export mangoes to European countries.Speaking to reporters on Thursday, L Gopala Krishna,.....

Pablo Teutsch, Avocitrus:

Spain: "Avocados have become part of a lifestyle"

"Avocados of Spanish origin recorded good sales both in the domestic market and abroad," states Pablo Teutsch. According to the representative of Avocitrus, the latest campaign has been better than the previous one and the sales volume has increased significantly. "Overall, you can see that many producers are.....

Colombia: CCI reaches 1,000 hectares of avocados

The Colombian International Corporation (CCI in spanish) has worked for 10 years on the development of Hass avocados in Cauca, where the area's potential for planting this product was unknown.The entity became a pioneer in this area and there are currently 1,000 hectares planted with this crop in the area,.....

Partnership looks to regain Guinean leadership in pineapple exports to EU

The Delivery Unit, under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea (DU), the Ministry of Agriculture and main actors in the sector have set a target of 100 tons of fresh pineapple exports targeting international markets (non-regional), by the end of January 2018.In order to achieve this objective and to.....

Cropping pattern enables Indian mango farmers to increase yields 3-fold

V Samikannan, a farmer from Govindapuram in Dharmapuri district, recently chopped down the mango trees in his farm. He said the trees were drying up and the yield had come down drastically. "I had no other choice. I am planning to grow guava and pomegranate instead," he said.Several farmers in the.....

Juan de Dios Pérez, of Pérez Zara Agrícola:

Spain: "The mango sector needs better communication"

Mango production in Spain, both in the Costa Tropical of Malaga and Granada, as well as in the Costa de la Luz, is growing year after year in the face of the high demand worldwide."We are preparing for our second mango campaign and we have noticed a lack of communication between producers, like the one we see.....

Bangladesh gets new mango variety from Thailand

A new variety of imported mango is gaining popularity in the mango capital of Bangladesh, Chapainawabganj. The exotic fruit winning admirers everywhere is known as banana mango.Originating from Thailand where it is the most popular variety of mango, the fruit is also being commercially grown in many other.....

Peru: Passion fruit, a success story in La Libertad

The Association of Producers and Exporters of Passion Fruit (Cooperativa APREMAC) in the district of Laredo, province of Trujillo, was presented as an example of a successful case in the region of La Libertad, due to the gradual growth it has had in this area since 2013, thanks to the technical advice and.....

The main destination for Agua Hass is Europe

Colombian avocado exports grow strongly

"According to official data from Analdex (National Association of Foreign Trade - Colombia), Colombian avocado export have increased considerably compared to the year 2015. In fact, there has been a 241% variation, going from 10.2 million FOB dollars to 35.04 million FOB dollars. The Agua Hass company has also.....

Passion fruit, watermelon and orange prices increase in Rwandan district

The prices of fruits have gone up in Huye District, Southern Province, a mini-survey by The New Times indicates.According to the survey conducted in Huye town, consumers now have to fork out more to buy passion fruits, watermelon and oranges. Currently, a kilogramme of passion fruits goes for Rwf1,200, from.....

More Indian mangoes head to South Korea

After initial hiccups, especially related to packing and storage, mango exports to South Korea have picked up. More than 40 tonnes of the ‘King of fruits’ have been flown to the markets in Seoul so far.The issues that arose after the first few consignments were not about the quality of the mangoes. They were.....

Avocados to become the company's fifth pillar

Costa Group acquires Lankester Avocado

One of Australia's leading horticultural companies, Costa Group Holdings, has announced the acquisition of Lankester Avocado. The strategic acquisition is another step in executing Costa’s strategy to build avocados into the company’s fifth vertically integrated core produce pillar, and is expected to be.....

Bad weather not enough to deter Pakistan’s mango exporters

Pakistan, a global leader in producing and exporting mangoes, is only rivalled by its Indian neighbors. Pakistan exports around 10% of its mangoes to the world, including to their clients in Europe, North America, Asia & the Pacific, Middle East and the Commonwealth Independent States or CIS (Kazakhstan,.....

AU consumers encouraged to buy pineapples amidst oversupply

Consumers are being encouraged to buy more pineapples this season to help farmers cope with the oversupply. Farmers are picking twice the amount of fruit as usual, thanks to the second-hottest summer on record.Peter Sherriff owns a 250-hectare pineapple farm at Yeppoon in central Queensland. He said the summer.....

Mexico: Avocado exports generate 2.5 billion dollars

The export of avocados by the Association of Producers and Packers Exporters of Avocado of Mexico (APEAM) generates an economic gain for the country of approximately 2.5 billion dollars, said Ramon Paz Vega, strategic adviser of the group.In a telephone interview with Notimex, he said that their avocado was.....

Global demand is insatiable

Spanish marketers of avocados want to increase their crops

Global demand for avocados continues to grow at a rate of two hundred million kilos per year and there is currently insufficient production in the world to meet these increases, which is why Spanish marketers demand being able to increase the area under cultivation.Enrique Colilles, manager of Trops, the main.....

Borja Piedra, Huerta Tropical:

Spain: "The Costa Tropical is as good a producer as any other country"

The climatological conditions south of Malaga and Granada are suitable for the cultivation of certain tropical fruits, like avocados, mangoes or cherimoyas. "I am not originally from Granada, although I have lived here for many years and, relatively recently, I discovered that we had this type of plantations.....

Israel: Arava expands its operations with mangoes

A new approach for embarking upon a fluctuating industry is a necessity of the highest priority, so claimed by Omer Kamp of Arava Export Growers. Nowadays, according to Mr. Kamp, "Consumers are demanding the inclusion of various factors that would comprise of Quality, Price, Service and Innovation. It would.....

China: Launch ceremony for Goodfarmer golden pineapples from Costa Rica

On 29 June 2017, the launch ceremony for the Goodfarmer golden pineapples from Costa Rica was held at the Huizhan Fruit and Vegetable Market in Shanghai. Representatives from the Costa Rican embassy, the Huizhan Fruit and Vegetable Market and Goodfarmer, all came together to celebrate the first transport of.....