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GLOBAL OVERVIEW ONIONS

Weather and logistical issues are a common theme across the global onion market, affecting quality and price in multiple countries. Heavy rain and humidity during the South African growing season early in the year has flooded the market with onions of less than desirable quality, whilst the extreme summer heatwaves across much…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW BLUEBERRIES

Although there’s still production in the UK and several areas the USA, the blueberry seasons in both Europe and North America are coming to an end. Volumes have been good throughout the entire season, although the poor weather could cause a reduced shelf life and the United Kingdom struggled with labour issues throughout this…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW KIWI

Poor weather conditions earlier this year during growing season continue to hamper European production areas, and kiwis are no exception to this. Spanish producers fear they may have up to 45% less production compared to their peak volumes, whilst Italy predicts 60% less. Overseas the picture is more positive, as New Zealand…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW MANGOES

Many mango growers have seen reduced volumes as poor weather conditions continue to wreak havoc in some production countries, such as Italy, Spain and Egypt, driving up prices, whilst China has the opposite problem in some areas, with key varieties seeing overproduction. Despite this, hopes for good quality and even better…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW AVOCADOS

Demand for the ever-fashionable avocado remains high across the board, with increased demand in countries like Germany where the school holidays have ended. In China in particular, the upwards trend of avocado consumption continues as consumers grow more acquainted with this product, and Australian growers benefit from this,…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW POMEGRANATES

As the season for pomegranates kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere, countries like the Netherlands and the UK will welcome the new harvest arriving from Egypt, Israel and Spain, and North America anticipates a good harvest in California. In South Africa, good growing conditions bode well for the upcoming season. Only China has…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW LEMONS

In Spain, South Africa and China, adverse weather conditions during the growing seasons have severely limited the production of lemons, with up to 40% losses in the Chinese production due to frost damage. In Turkey, however, the weather has benefited the lemon crop instead, whilst in the US the re-opening of the catering sector…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW ONIONS

2021 has been a year of extremes so far, particularly for the onion market. In the UK in particular, large swings in weather conditions have created a complicated growing season, whilst in the Netherlands, production is up 11% but sales are still slow, as the previous season’s onions hamper export sales. In China, logistics…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW AVOCADOS

The global market for avocados is generally good, as the popularity of this fruit continues to rise across the board, with many countries seeing good prices for both locally grown and imported avocados. In some areas, the rest of the season is still unpredictable, as hospitality reopens in the UK and countries such as the…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW BLUEBERRIES

The global situation on the blueberry market is generally a positive one. Some countries face issues due to weather extremes, for instance in the US, where supply is slightly lower due to damage from recent heat waves, or logistics, such as in the UK, but in many places slightly reduced supply has lead to higher prices, a…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW GRAPES

The recent heatwaves in many grape producing countries have had knock on effects on the global market. The hot weather has caused an early start to the Egyptian grape season, but has also delayed and damaged the production in Italy, delaying this season and leaving a gap between these usually overlapping production, which is…

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Fresh produce prices skyrocket in Israel

The prices of summer fruits are especially high this year, and some are sold for tens of shekels per kilogram. Vegetable prices have also skyrocketed, which has stirred up the debate again: who is to blame for these prices? The parties involved in the process – from the grower to the plate of the…


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