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GLOBAL OVERVIEW TOMATOES

This season a common theme in the global tomato market is increasing pressure from viruses such as the ToBRV, as well as continued abnormal weather patterns and rising production costs. The increased cost of energy in most countries is of particular concern as the northern hemisphere switches to lit cultivation during the…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW PINEAPPLES

The global pineapple market is hugely variable depending on location this year, with the exotic fruit faring much much better in some countries compared to others. Although production country Taiwan has been banned from exporting their pineapples to China, this has led to a huge increase in their sales to Japan and Hong Kong.…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW GRAPES

Despite some initial concerns about quality due to adverse weather conditions in many production countries, grape cultivations in Spain and India seem to be relatively unaffected, whereas Italy has seen some of the feared damage. In other countries, primarily North America and South Africa, it is the ongoing logistical issues,…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW GRAPEFRUIT

Despite some countries suffering from poor conditions during the grapefruit growing season, the general outlook for the fruit is positive. In fact, some places, like Texas, may even benefit from the unusual weather, as less fruit on the trees is likely to improve the quality and size of those that survived. Although grapefruit…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW ORANGES

This year's orange season has seen different producing countries vying for spots on export markets, as the seasons have had significant overlaps, particularly between the Spanish and South African seasons on the European markets. In China, Australian oranges seem to be losing out in favour of South African produce, due to trade…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW MELONS AND WATERMELONS

The global melon market has been up and down in many countries this season. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect sales, as many catering companies are not back at pre-pandemic operating levels across the globe, affecting demand from this sector. Logistic issues also continue to affect imports in…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW BANANAS

Despite plentiful production, fans of bananas around the world may soon see an increase in prices, as the price of the popular fruit is affected by the increase in the cost of raw materials across the globe. Overall, however, the outlook for bananas is good, as the fruit remains the most popular item of its kind in Italy, and…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW PEARS

Cold spells in the spring have wreaked havoc on some European pear producing countries, with a loss of up to 90% of some Italian varieties, and lower volumes expected in the Netherlands and Germany also experiencing losses. This is expected to result in much higher than average prices, with the German market expecting a price…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW PAPAYA

The exotic papaya fruit continues to increase in popularity in many countries, but for still remains a niche fruit among consumers. Despite this, the increased demand has led to a rise in prices and sales, as well as production in countries such as South Africa and Australia. Logistical issues, including the high costs of…

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…


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