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Sector | General fresh produce

China Week 28 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

First batch of Peruvian blueberries of the new season arrives - Sichuan seedless pomegranates are on the market

A partnership between the Abiomed and Opisicula producers' organizations

Sicily's first AOP brings together 500 producers

North Carolina growers grapple with severe drought

Michigan vegetable crop report – July 17, 2024

After lots of rain in many areas last week, the weather for next week will be ideal for plants and people

BLE report week 28:

'There were some domestic bell peppers, which could be relatively expensive'

Photo report of another successful Organic Produce Summit

Iran's agricultural exports see a rise in the first quarter

Summer price drop in fruit and vegetables not seen in Turkey this year

Sustainable food advocates want to boost local produce supply for Brisbane by 2032 Olympics

Brand Cross: "There is a false myth that needs to be dispelled"

Understanding the importance of communicating about fruits and vegetables

China looks to South African food exports to diversify sources

Stats NZ unveils data indicating a notable decline in food prices

Costa Group:

"Time is ripe for new approach to fresh produce exports"

Rising prices of fresh produce in Russia: what to expect this autumn

South Africa's trade ties with the US under scrutiny

Central Asian Republics to supply fruits and vegetables to Russian regions

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Colombia priced at £1.32

Pakistan prevents entry of 300 Afghan trucks with fruits and vegetables

BLE report 27

The availability of strawberries generally became a little more limited

Investments in Australian horticulture sector to counter the recent decline in fruit and veg consumption

National Retail Report - Specialty Crops

Cherries, peaches, nectarines, grapes, and cantaloupes received the most advertisements

USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Avocado markets continue to weaken in both demand and price for Mexico product as volume increases

From January to May 2024, Uzbekistan exported 722,100 tons of fruits and vegetables

Italy-focused exporter Fris-Co incorporated into the Dole group

Frischezentrum Frankfurt:

"Cucumber prices have roughly doubled within a week"

Snacking category offers significant opportunity for fresh produce

403 tonnes of produce distributed to various charities

"We really want to encourage other food companies/businesses to come on board"


Fresh produce is quite expensive in Baku this summer

Recovery and optimism in New Zealand's produce industry

Record employment in Brazilian agribusiness in early 2024

Hendrix Fruit & Vegetables and P. Seelen Grubbenvorst join forces:

"Selling more volume per customer through a wide product range"

China: Specialty crop market situation and trends from 2017 to 2023

Most specialty crop import values from the US have dropped over the last several years

Global demand for frozen fruits and vegetables, an opportunity for Peru

Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Agriculture reveals which vegetables and fruits are exported to Russia

Ethiopian agricultural exports thrive despite the Red Sea shipping disruption

In the first half of 2024

Value of Egyptian agri exports increases by $600 mln YoY

Hawke's Bay horticulture's recovery from cyclone Gabrielle needs more funding

New Zealand annual fruit and vegetable prices drop for first time in six years

Appeal to reopen all PMC-controlled markets

Utilization of vegetable markets under scrutiny in Pune

Liberian President to launch new national agriculture development plan

South Africa grapples with AGOA compliance concerns

New Zealanders divided on genetic technology in food production

India-UK Free Trade Agreement talks to resume

Vietnamese fruit and vegetable exports forecast to remain smooth

Jamaican growers work on recovery after Hurricane Beryl

New export arrangements between New Zealand and Indonesia will boost two-way trade

Black frost impacts agriculture in Limpopo, South Africa

Decline encompasses areas designated for fruit and berry plantations

Estonia sees a decrease in agricultural land use in 2024

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £1.04: unchanged from last week

Canada's reliance on food imports is increasing

Huseyin Culdur, Enes Groenten en Fruit:

"Cash-and-carry business is alive and well, we are now open on Saturday mornings too"

USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Avocado shipments from Mexico expected to increase as inspections have resumed


Many US retailers opted to extend their ads through July 4

New name and location RAAD (Inter-)national

Supporting international produce companies as they expand into the European market

Export of fruit and vegetable products to Russia from Asia

Michigan fruit and vegetable growers face challenges

Jamaican Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Mining reports damage from Hurricane Beryl

Challenges and opportunities in Ukraine's 2024 fruit and vegetable season

Unrest affects sales in New Delhi fruit and vegetable market

Armenia sees 20% increase in the export of fresh fruits and vegetables in 2024

Cambodia sees notable increase in agricultural exports in H1 2024

Increased import of seasonal fruits and vegetables into Siberia from China

Düsseldorf wholesale market moves:

New era at the modern site in Düsseldorf-Hilden

Davide Vernocchi presenting Apo Conerpo's 2023 budget

"Orchard protection brings a more optimistic look to the future"

© Iakov Filimonov |

Is Canadian retail the right fit for CEA produce?

Many mango exporters in attendance

Italy-Senegal relations going strong in the fruit and vegetable sector

BLE report week 26:

'Apple imports from overseas increasingly penetrated the market'

India will displace China as the main driver of growth in agricultural demand

58% of Armenia's agri-food products are exported to Russia

Armenia attempts to diversify agricultural exports

Greece sees a rise in fruit and vegetable imports in the first half of 2024

ZimTrade and Turkish Exporters Assembly initiate partnership to enhance trade relations

Heemskerk fresh & easy and Fruity Pack sign partnership agreement

Heat arrives amid harvest season for various summer crops in California

West Coast braces for first major heat wave of the summer

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Ibrahim Yumakli:

"Turkey secures top spot in Europe for agricultural revenue"


Increased regulatory duties on imported produce in Finance Bill 2024

Matthews Moatli – Productivity SA

Business coaching opportunity for fresh exporters from Gauteng

Price escalation for fruits and vegetables in Russia

Syngenta to construct €9.6 million innovation center in El Ejido

Iran's agro-food exports see uptick in first quarter

How produce pricing fares for a 4th of July barbecue

Kyrgyz farmers invited to export fruits and vegetables to major Russian retail chains

EU-Kenya trade agreement comes into effect

The strike has affected various agricultural products in different ways

Senasa workers' strike: a latent risk for Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £1.04: up 4% compared to last week

Post-Brexit border issues are still impacting plant imports in Britain and Europe

Jane Strijdom – International Fresh Produce Association

IFPA Southern Africa Conference takes the measure of fresh produce in post-election South Africa

Philippe Dumay, Viale et Dumay - A lackluster market

"We sell small quantities of everything"

Colombia increases fruit exports by 29% in 2024

Charlotte Buyck, Calsa:

"Due to weather extremes, we are diversifying our sourcing so as not to be dependent on any one region"

TAHA CEO announces development

Tanzania has a new initiative to boost horticultural exports to the UK

Strawberries, oranges, apples all went up in price

VAT reduction impacts food prices in Spain

National Retail Report - Specialty Crops

With 4th of July approaching, the number of advertisements has increased this week

USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Avocado imports from Mexico expected to increase

Flood impact on agriculture in Chongqing and Hunan, China

Australian legislation aims to modify tax system to favor fresh produce donations

Advertising and communication, the keys to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, according to Anecoop

"Nowadays it is difficult for fruit and vegetable brands to have visibility on supermarket shelves"

Hungary announces €125 mln tender for horticultural development

Vegetable and fruit prices in Kazakhstan: annual dynamics

Robert Blomsteel, EDN:

"Availability of organic greenhouse vegetables very limited, prices are at firm levels"

BLE report week 25

'Domestic asparagus offers continued to dominate the wholesale markets'

Vegetable prices reach new heights in Khulna

Exploring the growth of fresh fruit and vegetable production in Canada

Affecting essential crops such as tomatoes, corn and more

Egypt faces fertilizer shortage due to natural gas supply issues

Peruvian president visits China to boost trade

Uzbekistan's fruit and vegetable exports increase by 10% in first five months of 2024

National Bureau of Statistics examines Nigeria's agricultural landscape

Surge in demand for fresh fruits and veg quadruples in Greece

Produce auctions on the rise in Ohio

NSO report reveals: Fruits & vegetables top list of all crops in value terms

Early Moroccan vegetables: mixed results for a difficult season

Significant portion of the populace faces food scarcity

Ghana struggles with rising food prices

Kyrgyzstan considers banning vegetable and fruit imports from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Barra Sweetnam, Allfresh Wholesale

"We have taken to social media to let chefs, hotels and restaurants know what is available from our local growers"

The influence of the Olympic Games will be “double or quits”

June was “too quiet” at Rungis

Average weekly wholesale prices of fruit and veg & bananas

Bananas from Belize at £0.99: 4% drop from last week


U.S. will probably hit record agricultural trade deficit

Mustafa Ozdemir, AGF Overtoom:

"Using our Turkish fruit and vegetables as an asset, we now export to all over Europe"

Turkey’s fresh fruit and vegetable exports surge to $284 million in May

National Retail Report - Specialty Crops

Peaches, nectarines, cherries, and grapes were some of the sweetest deals this week

USMCA seasonal perishable products weekly update

Mexican avocado shipments via Texas expected to decrease sharply

Over 60,000 tons of fresh produce sent from China to Mongolia

Vietnam's fruit and vegetable exports surge in the first half of 2024

Kurdistan region increases fruit and vegetable exports to Iraqi provinces

Abels Früchte Welt GmbH
Nico Gaude from Abels Früchte Welt Ltd:

"Outdoor catering in particular is suffering from the unseasonal weather"

Residents of all regions have the right to collect and sell forest berries and mushrooms to consumer cooperative organizations

In Belarus, procurement of forest berries and mushrooms commences

Uzbekistan loses produce export markets to competitors due to government’s decision

Bank of Korea and Agriculture Ministry clash over fresh produce inflation

Wet UK winter pushes up food prices