July 03, 2014 / Week N° 27

Posts Tagged Russia

Belarus blocks Ukrainian potato imports

July 3rd, 2014

After losing the Russian market, Ukraine has now lost access for its potatoes in Belarus.

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Drastic fall for exports of Argentine mandarins, oranges

July 2nd, 2014

An Argentine citrus industry representative says growers urgently need the U.S. and Brazilian markets to be opened if they are to improve their lot.

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Russian problems prompt new outlook for Moroccan citrus

July 1st, 2014

Delassus’ Fatiha Charrat looks back on what she describes as the ‘worst season ever’ for Moroccan citrus.

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South Africa reduces grapefruit export estimates

June 16th, 2014

South Africa is slowing down grapefruit exports, while greater orange volumes have gone to the Far East this year.

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Russia places temporary ban on Ukrainian potatoes

June 9th, 2014

With a 40% currency devaluation, Ukrainian growers can find good opportunities in Europe to offset a Russian ban on their potatoes.

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Russian import ban “will happen”, says Polish grower group

April 23rd, 2014

One of Poland’s biggest apple grower associations is developing other markets to soften the blow from a likely Russian ban.

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Ukraine: former ag minister faces embezzlement charges

April 17th, 2014

Ukrainian investigators have alleged Mykola Prisyazhniuk stole US$41.5 million from the country’s Agrarian Fund.

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Challenging times ahead for Russian retail market

April 14th, 2014

Russia may be on track to becoming the most expensive country in the region for fresh food, said one local retailer.

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Mexico prepares mangoes for sale in Russia

March 25th, 2014

Mexico’s Ecofruit discusses the current mango season and prospects in Russia.

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Uncertainty over ruble and Crimea hits Russian produce importers

March 19th, 2014

“Everybody is very worried about this situation,” says one Russian fruit importer.

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Russia lifts ban on Pakistani plant products

March 3rd, 2014

Pakistani produce items will be allowed in Russia again, but a protocol is still needed for the country’s potatoes.

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Opinion: Russia sees structural changes in produce imports

February 24th, 2014

A shift to cheaper options from upscale fruits is just one of many trends highlighted by Russian market analyst Irina Koziy.

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Russian ban pushes quality focus in Pakistani citrus

February 17th, 2014

A temporary ban from Russia has encouraged Pakistani kinnow exporters to improve food safety practices.

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Pakistan: Harvest Tradings calls for integrated pest management plan

December 16th, 2013

With “huge” kinnow mandarin production expected this year, Pakistan cannot afford to lose export markets over pest concerns.

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Polish anger over Russian ban threat

November 25th, 2013

Polish apple producers claim Russia’s proposed import ban is based on political reasons relating to support for Ukraine-EU ties.

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Russia threatens Polish produce ban

November 19th, 2013

Poland may lose one of its largest produce markets if it doesn’t meet Russian standards around certification and pesticide residues.

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Russia bans Pakistani fruit

October 3rd, 2013

Pakistan’s US$150 million horticultural goods market in Russia has been shut down due to “systematic violations”.

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Poland records apple export jump in the European Union

October 2nd, 2013

Polish apple growers hope to raise exports with the help of multi-million euro, EU-backed promotions in China and Egypt.

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Argentine pome fruit yield strong prices abroad

September 25th, 2013

Argentine pome fruit exporters have fetched good prices this year but are concerned about Brazilian currency devaluation.

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Mexico needs better fruit shipping services, says Cocanmex

August 29th, 2013

Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.

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Russian authorities intercept cocaine in Ecuadorian banana shipment

August 2nd, 2013

Cocaine with a street value of around US$24 million was found by Russian customs in a container of bananas.

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Europe fights Russian E.U. potato ban

July 9th, 2013

Associations call on the European Commission to work with Russian government to end ban enforced on potato imports.

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Russia’s Chinese apple imports hit record low

June 10th, 2013

China’s apple exports to Russia continue to be edged out by Polish, Moldovan and Serbian suppliers.

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Peru looks to build produce potential in Russia

June 7th, 2013

Successful sales for grapes are creating opportunities for other Peruvian products in Russia.

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Ecuador: interactive campaign promotes bananas in Russia

June 6th, 2013

ProEcuador hopes to push its country’s banana market even further in Russia with an educational campaign.

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Opinion: citrus remains largest category in Russian produce market

May 27th, 2013

Citrus imports have stayed strong in Russia despite increased competition with Polish apples.

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Russian rootstocks hold promise across Chile

May 13th, 2013

A sweet cherry rootstock out of Russia may have cross-regional utility for Chilean growers.

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European companies bring bananas to life through comics

May 8th, 2013

An Irish produce company and a German branding agency concocted a fresh way to boost banana consumption – laser printed comics.

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Ecuador to reinforce Russian fruit market position

April 30th, 2013

Ecuador’s banana exports to Russia have skyrocketed this year with supermarket promotion plans underway.

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Opinion: the changing shape of Russia’s retail market

March 18th, 2013

Irina Koziy highlights the changing criteria and produce buying habits of Russian retailers.

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Opinion: Russia’s adoption of organic food standards – pros, cons and prejudice

December 20th, 2012

Irina Koziy looks at Russia’s proposed organic law and whether the category could actually take off.

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‘Crises won’t last forever’, says Philippine banana chief

November 20th, 2012

Philippine banana exports to China are recovering, while strategies look to Russia, Europe and the U.S.

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Russian govt moving towards farmer interests

October 30th, 2012

New Russian legislation in support of farming is in its “initial step” of development.

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Argentina: Tucumán’s lemon exports dropped but prices held up

October 12th, 2012

Tucumán lemon exporters experienced a challenging season this year but with some pleasant surprises.

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Philippines looks to new banana markets amid Chinese debacle

September 27th, 2012

Philippine banana growers are developing new market outlets following strict import measures from China.

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Tapping the Russian produce market: retail trends, growth potential

September 14th, 2012

RK Marketing general director Irina Koziy talks about room for growth in the Russian fruit market.

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Argentina predicts positive lemon season for 2013

September 7th, 2012

Argentine lemon exports have finished on a high note despite a “difficult” environment.

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Russia: JFC cases aim to recoup US$93M debt

August 8th, 2012

Russia’s largest fruit company seeks to recover rubles from debtors as a part of bankruptcy procedures.

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Peru poised to explore new mandarin markets

July 30th, 2012

Sergio del Castillo explains why Peru’s mandarins have become such a runaway success.

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Heavy fall for southern Argentine fruit exports in H1

July 13th, 2012

Pome fruit volume is the main reason behind slashed horticultural exports from southern Argentina.

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SA fruit industry to press ahead with key export trade fairs

July 10th, 2012

A new financing model is needed for continued South African participation in key fruit trade events.

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Egypt exceeds expectations and “surprises” orange market

July 4th, 2012

South African orange exporters discuss the impact of Egyptian Valencia oversupply in the Middle East.

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European undersupply benefits South African lemon sales

June 11th, 2012

South African lemon exports are expected to be lower than last year.

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Pakistan hopes to boost its fruit exports with new U.S. aid

May 23rd, 2012

Pakistan has high hopes that a new U.S. partnership will lead to more and better quality fruit exports.

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South African port mix up settled

May 17th, 2012

South African citrus shipments to Russia are setting sail smoothly thanks to better port communications.

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South African easy peelers selling for less in the U.K. this season

May 7th, 2012

South Africa’s smaller soft citrus fruit could make it harder for producers to sell to retailers.

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Japan to get a taste of Australian red grapefruits

May 7th, 2012

Australia’s first grapefruit shipment to Japan is a healthy diversification for growers facing low demand at home.

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Delays for Argentine lemon harvests

May 2nd, 2012

A hold up of Argentine lemon harvests is expected to impact Eastern European imports.

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Sharp rise for Peruvian grape exports in early 2012

April 26th, 2012

Peru is expected to have shipped 124,000MT of grapes between October 2011 and April 2012.

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Global Berry Congress to look at breeding challenges

April 25th, 2012

Speakers at the Global Berry Congress in the UK will look at striking the balance between fruit strength and taste.

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SA producers call on govt to prioritize horticulture in BRICS summits

April 20th, 2012

The South African is under pressure to ensure fruit export opportunities move further up the BRICS agenda.

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Outdated pesticides to be managed in EU-UN project

April 18th, 2012

A new initiative has been launched to manage 200,000 metric tons of out-of-date pesticides.

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Chile’s frozen raspberry volumes rose, values fell in 2011

March 27th, 2012

Chilean raspberry exporters struggled to match returns last year due to tough conditions in Europe.

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Peru’s table grape shipments climb but prices stay flat

March 13th, 2012

Peru table grape industry is pleased with growing shipments but disappointed with this season’s prices.

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NZ: Avocado growers hope science will expand export markets

March 6th, 2012

New Zealand avocado growers have high hopes about technology which will allow them to export beyond the Pacific Rim.

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Russian fruit importer JFC applies to the courts to stave off creditors

February 23rd, 2012

Russia’s largest fruit importer JFC Group is struggling to survive following huge operational losses.

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SA grape delay raises oversupply concerns

January 13th, 2012

South African growers are confident about strong export volumes, but European prices are a concern.

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South Africa’s pomegranate industry is taking root

January 3rd, 2012

South Africa’s nascent pomegranate export industry is set to grow by 25% next year.

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Pakistani exporters push govt for mandarin boost

January 3rd, 2012

Pakistan’s kinnow mandarin season looks good with producers optimistic about shipments despite export hurdles.

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Peru sends first mangoes to Japan for the season

December 28th, 2011

Peru’s weekly mango exports have more than tripled since the start of December.

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Chilean walnut producers look to Asia, Middle East for export promise

December 23rd, 2011

Chile’s walnut growers and exporters predict a bright future.

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Russia to halve apple import duties next year

November 25th, 2011

Russia is to drastically cut its import duties on apples and pears as a condition to joining the WTO next year.

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Chile’s apple exporters should target Russia, says report

November 21st, 2011

The Chilean apple industry has increased productivity but needs to raise awareness to tap growth markets.

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Brazil’s exotic Amazonian fruit winning over Russia

November 11th, 2011

Brazil’s exotic Amazon fruit açaí is gaining popularity among health-conscious Russians.

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South African citrus industry plans 2012 strategy

November 8th, 2011

South African citrus growers are determined to be more clued up for next year’s season to avoid the negative effects of surprises.

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Venezuela signs banana JV with Russian company

October 12th, 2011

The Venezuelan Government hopes a new Russian banana deal will help with strategic export diversification plans.

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Russian citrus imports soar by 45% in Q2

October 11th, 2011

Russia is importing nearly 50% more citrus fruits with Egypt as its largest supplier in the second quarter.

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Mexican fruit growers surpass Russian record

October 5th, 2011

Mexico’s agricultural exports to Russia are set to smash last year’s record of US$39 million.

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Pakistani kinnow mandarins hit record export values

September 12th, 2011

Strong Russian citrus demand helped Pakistan’s kinnow mandarin exports push past the US$100 million mark.

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SH exporters could benefit from Russian citrus rise

August 22nd, 2011

Southern Hemisphere citrus growers could benefit from growing demand in Russia.

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Citrus markets under pressure in Russia

July 12th, 2011

South African and Argentine lemons have suffered setbacks in the Russian market, but some other fruits have fetched better prices.

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ProChile looks to boost food exports to Russia, Turkey

June 27th, 2011

A ProChile food tour of Russia and Turkey will wind up tomorrow.

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Argentine region records rise in apple and pear exports

June 10th, 2011

Argentina’s Northern Patagonian port terminal registered high pear and apple shipment growth in May.

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SA fruit exporters face port capacity shortages

May 12th, 2011

Many South African farmers are opting to ship from Mozambique due to port capacity constraints at home.

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Argentina’s fruit exports rise 22%

April 26th, 2011

Argentina has recorded an export uptick this season but domestic sentiment is not entirely positive.

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Chile certifies pomegranates for new export markets

April 13th, 2011

The northern Chilean region of Atacama will more than double pomegranate production this year, following SAG certification for new markets.

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Argentine lemon exports expected mid-April

April 7th, 2011

The Argentine region of Tucumán is expected to ship the first lemons of the season to Russia in mid-April, with harvests already underway.

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Ecuador could nationalize banana exports

March 22nd, 2011

Ecuador’s president has vowed to assist banana growers who have been ‘abused’ by exporters, while the country also aims to boost its presence in South Korea.

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Chinese agricultural group to acquire 200K hectares of land globally

March 15th, 2011

China’s largest agricultural company plans to buy 200,000 hectares of land globally in 2011, as Argentina and Brazil are on the cusp of introducing new foreign ownership laws.

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Panama expands pineapple exports to Russia and Turkey

February 28th, 2011

Panama is set to double pineapple exports next year with new markets in Russia and Turkey, with potential expansion into Japan and other Asian countries.


Peru’s table grape shipments to Russia more than triple in 2009-10

December 3rd, 2010

Russia has become fourth-largest market for the fruit since shipments began in 2005-06 season

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