Friday, January 27, 2023

GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW CUCUMBER

The increased energy costs have hit the winter production of cucumbers on the northern hemisphere hard. Many northern European cucumber growers have opted out of heating or lighting their cucumber crops this winter, including those in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, causing gaps in domestic supply on these…

“The red guava would be an exclusive, ultra-exotic fruit in this market”

The red guava season has recently kicked off in India. The history of India and guava is a long one, says Kaushal Khakhar, CEO of Indian fresh produce exporter Kay Bee Exports: “India has a long-lasting and extensive expertise at growing various varieties of guava. For several years, it has remained the…

Malaysian Ministry aims for fruit export growth this year

The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) is targeting fruits export to increase in several foreign countries this year. Malaysia’s fruits, mainly durian…

Malaysia

Desaru Fruit Farm loses RM600,000 due to flood

The well-known Desaru Fruit Farm in Malaysia has suffered losses of about RM600,000 (€132,000) after 90 per cent of its orchard was flooded. Desaru Fruit Farm director Alice…

“Turkish apple exports mainly went to India, Russia and Syria”

Their first apple export season in 2021 had its challenges, but Turkish produce exporter Ani Tarim is very confident about the current Turkish apple season, says Mehmet Çakmak, sales and marketing manager for the exporter. “Our ongoing apple and pomegranate export programmes make us quite happy, so far…

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Pakistan's LNG crisis sparks dangerous 'bag gas' trade

Locals of Karak district in northwest Pakistan are using hoses to siphon gas from main supply lines and filling plastic bags with natural gas to bring it to their homes for cooking. These risky and illegal means to obtain natural gas for their households' cooking needs show great desperation and failure…

Filipino president Marcos wants meeting to discuss high prices of imported onions

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has ordered a stakeholders’ meeting next week after discovering that imported onions are sold up to ₱ 200 per kilo.  Presidential Communications Office…

Europe to Asia reefer rates slide

Freight rates on the Europe to Asia trades have begun to follow the wider container market down after a period of resistance. According to a market update from freight rate…

Garlic may be next to experience supply troubles and price hikes in Philippines

As Filipinos slowly try to recover from months of inexplicably high onion prices, some are now bracing for higher costs of another kitchen staple; garlic. Again, a supply…

Sri Lanka

Concern over governmental intention to withdraw support for exporters and importers

The Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council has a history of more than 50 years, representing the interests of shippers on the Island. It was the first National Shippers' Council to be…

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New generation kiwis find firm footing in the right South African localities

The advent of Actinidia chinensis yellow and red kiwi selections with lower chilling requirement has opened the door for South Africa, which had a stab at creating a kiwi industry in the 1980s, but with a focus on green kiwis “South Africa’s big opportunity is not to be a big player but to be a player of…

Malaysian Ministry aims for fruit export growth this year

The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) is targeting fruits export to increase in several foreign countries this year. Malaysia’s fruits, mainly durian…

Almost 3,000 tons of Vietnamese produce exported to China via Lạng Son's border gates

Exports of agricultural and fruit products, mainly dragon fruit and mango, reached approximately 2,700 tons to China through Lạng Sơn Province border gates on January 24. It…

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Yeter Güner of Focus Fresh Ltd on fruit imports from Turkey:

"We are now offering organic Turkish pomegranates for the first time"

As one of the most important source countries for fruit and vegetables, Turkey, is also confronted with considerable cost increases in the areas of production and fruit logistics. "A certain reluctance to buy is being felt, which is simply having an impact on the volume purchased by our customers -…

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Increasing consumer consumption is the key to growth in 2023 for a North Queensland Papaya grower

A leading North Queensland papaya grower says it is important to increase consumer awareness of the fruit, and in turn consumption, to help grow the category and help meet rising production costs. Skybury Farms, General Manager Candy MacLaughlin says input costs over the past twelve months across the…

“The red guava would be an exclusive, ultra-exotic fruit in this market”

The red guava season has recently kicked off in India. The history of India and guava is a long one, says Kaushal Khakhar, CEO of Indian fresh produce exporter Kay Bee Exports: “India has a long-lasting and extensive expertise at growing various varieties of guava. For several years, it has remained the…

Aimed at the upcoming 2023 kiwifruit season

Seeka collaborates with Ministry of Social Development to deliver series of job expos

Over 400 jobs are up grabs as this year’s Kiwifruit season takes off in Taitokerau, and there’s something for everyone. Horticulture employer Seeka has collaborated with…

Malaysia

Desaru Fruit Farm loses RM600,000 due to flood

The well-known Desaru Fruit Farm in Malaysia has suffered losses of about RM600,000 (€132,000) after 90 per cent of its orchard was flooded. Desaru Fruit Farm director Alice…

Garlic may be next to experience supply troubles and price hikes in Philippines

As Filipinos slowly try to recover from months of inexplicably high onion prices, some are now bracing for higher costs of another kitchen staple; garlic. Again, a supply…

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Polish apple trader hopes that Red Jonaprince and Idared varieties will perform well in second half of the season

“We did sell much more of Gala variety”

The sales of Polish apples has been rather stable, but there was one specific variety that did exceptionally well in Western Europe, says Jakub Krawczyk, export manager for Polish apple exporter Appolonia. “We sold similar amounts of apples as we did during other seasons and quantities that we have left…

Uppal brothers revolutionise fruit packaging in Shepparton, Australia

Sunny Uppal has worked at his family-owned fruit orchard in Shepparton in regional Victoria since 2003 alongside his brothers Jaswant Uppal and Sam Uppal. The trio have now…

“Turkish apple exports mainly went to India, Russia and Syria”

Their first apple export season in 2021 had its challenges, but Turkish produce exporter Ani Tarim is very confident about the current Turkish apple season, says Mehmet Çakmak, sales and marketing manager for the exporter. “Our ongoing apple and pomegranate export programmes make us quite happy, so far…

Ukraine exported record high volumes of raspberries in 2022

According to EastFruit analysts, Ukrainian producers were able to increase exports of frozen raspberries in 2022 beating the previous record! This is especially amazing…

However, dependence on markets of ex-CIS remains high

Moldova sharply increased exports of table grapes to the EU

Representatives of the Association of Grape Producers and Exporters of Moldova noted that in 2022 exports of table grapes from Moldova to Romania almost doubled compared to…

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