GLOBAL OVERVIEW ORANGES

A look at the global orange market paints a varied picture. Generally speaking, there seems to be no shortage of oranges in most production countries, though both South Africa and Spain had a delayed start to their seasons, which hasn’t done prices any favours. The effect of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is also being felt…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW ASPARAGUS

It has been a difficult asparagus season so far, according to reports from across the globe. Due to cold weather during the spring growing season in both Europe and North America, there has been a delay in production, as well as lower volumes in many countries. This has not been good for prices, as demand is lower than usual,…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW STRAWBERRIES

The global strawberry market is currently going through some ups and downs, depending on where one looks. During the growing season in Northern Europe, the excellent weather has led to an abundant domestic supply in countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The UK even expects to see a 50%…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW KIWIFRUIT

It's all go in the world of kiwis, as the European season makes way for the New Zealand season, with Zespri at the forefront. The demand for kiwis on many market continues to grow, including in France, where a new French kiwi grower organisation has been set up to benefit from this continued increase in consumption. South…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW LEMONS

With the return of warmer weather to the Northern Hemisphere, the lemon market shows a varied picture across the global markets. The ever present risk of Citrus Black Spot continues to cast a shadow over the trade of this popular citrus, and some production regions such as Italy, Spain and Turkey have been affected by cold…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW POMEGRANATES

Pomegranates have experienced a relatively good season in most countries, with the European market appearing particularly positive despite higher costs of freight, as consumption in France continues to rise and the production in Italy has almost doubled compared to last season. In South Africa, logistical issues have hampered…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW AVOCADOS

Avocados remain as popular as ever across the globe, with most markets for avocado remaining generally stable in terms of sales, despite continued logistical issues and higher costs. Some are even performing better than usual, with France seeing an unusually balanced market for this time of year. There are concerns that the…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW FRUIT LOGISTICA

This week, from Tuesday April 5 to Thursday 7 April, Fruit Logistica was held once again in Berlin. Back again after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fresh produce sector travelled from across the globe to Berlin to come together in person once more. FreshPlaza was again present with editorial teams from the Netherlands,…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW ONIONS

The global onion market is very varied at the moment. In Europe the outlook is generally good, with Italy and Spain experiencing particularly high prices, and Germany seeing an increase in demand. This is needed, as many countries continue to feel the squeeze of higher costs of production, as well as logistics. For the most…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW SWEETCORN

As the Northern Hemisphere moves into warmer weather, many countries on this side of the globe are seeing an increase in demand for a summery treat; sweetcorn. Prices for this crop are on the rise in most markets, not only due to increased demand, but also due to the rising production and logistical costs that continue to…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW MELONS AND WATERMELONS

All is not well on the global melon and watermelon market, even if there is some relief in sight as the global pandemic ends. In many places the high cost of production has led to a decrease in production in favour of more profitable crops, as has been done in Spain. As well as high production costs,…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW MANDARINS

The conditions in the global mandarin market are very dependent on where one looks at the moment. Some production countries have had more luck than others, with Australia expecting a good harvest, whilst North America, Italy and Spain are suffering the negative effects of poor weather during their respective growing seasons.…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW BANANAS

The global banana market, which was already facing additional stress on margins due to the high costs of transport and raw materials plaguing many industries, now faces additional difficulties in many countries due to Russia's invasion of the Ukraine. As Russia has traditionally been a large importer of bananas from South…


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