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South African table grape exports remain above previous seasons

South African table grape exports to the EU as of week 48 are up 10% at 2.6m boxes, while to the U.K. they are up by a little over double at 960,000.
December 09 , 2019

Spanish mangoes: Lower production, adapting to competitive market

Meanwhile, the Spanish mango industry expects to see growth in upcoming years as its new trees come into harvest.
December 09 , 2019

Indian table grapes could see record exports despite weather setbacks

The higher exports could come despite an expected drop in total production after unseasonably late rains, said speakers at the inaugural Indian Grape Forum.
December 09 , 2019

Australia lifts avocado consumption as production hits new record

Australians were eating 3.5kg/person in 2017-18, but as production levels increase, there will also be more avocados on offer for export markets.
December 06 , 2019

State of the Market - Week 48, 2019

Avocado prices rose in the U.S. market in week 48, while cherry prices came under pressure and table grapes were stable.
December 06 , 2019
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