December 12, 2013 / Week N° 50
November 25th, 2013
Polish apple producers claim Russia’s proposed import ban is based on political reasons relating to support for Ukraine-EU ties.
November 19th, 2013
Poland may lose one of its largest produce markets if it doesn’t meet Russian standards around certification and pesticide residues.
October 3rd, 2013
Pakistan’s US$150 million horticultural goods market in Russia has been shut down due to “systematic violations”.
October 2nd, 2013
Polish apple growers hope to raise exports with the help of multi-million euro, EU-backed promotions in China and Egypt.
September 25th, 2013
Argentine pome fruit exporters have fetched good prices this year but are concerned about Brazilian currency devaluation.
August 29th, 2013
Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.
August 2nd, 2013
Cocaine with a street value of around US$24 million was found by Russian customs in a container of bananas.
July 9th, 2013
Associations call on the European Commission to work with Russian government to end ban enforced on potato imports.
June 10th, 2013
China’s apple exports to Russia continue to be edged out by Polish, Moldovan and Serbian suppliers.
June 7th, 2013
Successful sales for grapes are creating opportunities for other Peruvian products in Russia.
June 6th, 2013
ProEcuador hopes to push its country’s banana market even further in Russia with an educational campaign.
May 27th, 2013
Citrus imports have stayed strong in Russia despite increased competition with Polish apples.
May 13th, 2013
A sweet cherry rootstock out of Russia may have cross-regional utility for Chilean growers.
May 8th, 2013
An Irish produce company and a German branding agency concocted a fresh way to boost banana consumption – laser printed comics.
April 30th, 2013
Ecuador’s banana exports to Russia have skyrocketed this year with supermarket promotion plans underway.
March 18th, 2013
Irina Koziy highlights the changing criteria and produce buying habits of Russian retailers.
December 20th, 2012
Irina Koziy looks at Russia’s proposed organic law and whether the category could actually take off.
November 20th, 2012
Philippine banana exports to China are recovering, while strategies look to Russia, Europe and the U.S.
October 30th, 2012
New Russian legislation in support of farming is in its “initial step” of development.
October 12th, 2012
Tucumán lemon exporters experienced a challenging season this year but with some pleasant surprises.
September 27th, 2012
Philippine banana growers are developing new market outlets following strict import measures from China.
September 14th, 2012
RK Marketing general director Irina Koziy talks about room for growth in the Russian fruit market.
September 7th, 2012
Argentine lemon exports have finished on a high note despite a “difficult” environment.
August 8th, 2012
Russia’s largest fruit company seeks to recover rubles from debtors as a part of bankruptcy procedures.
July 30th, 2012
Sergio del Castillo explains why Peru’s mandarins have become such a runaway success.
July 13th, 2012
Pome fruit volume is the main reason behind slashed horticultural exports from southern Argentina.
July 10th, 2012
A new financing model is needed for continued South African participation in key fruit trade events.
July 4th, 2012
South African orange exporters discuss the impact of Egyptian Valencia oversupply in the Middle East.
June 11th, 2012
South African lemon exports are expected to be lower than last year.
May 23rd, 2012
Pakistan has high hopes that a new U.S. partnership will lead to more and better quality fruit exports.
May 17th, 2012
South African citrus shipments to Russia are setting sail smoothly thanks to better port communications.
May 7th, 2012
South Africa’s smaller soft citrus fruit could make it harder for producers to sell to retailers.
Australia’s first grapefruit shipment to Japan is a healthy diversification for growers facing low demand at home.
May 2nd, 2012
A hold up of Argentine lemon harvests is expected to impact Eastern European imports.
April 26th, 2012
Peru is expected to have shipped 124,000MT of grapes between October 2011 and April 2012.
April 25th, 2012
Speakers at the Global Berry Congress in the UK will look at striking the balance between fruit strength and taste.
April 20th, 2012
The South African is under pressure to ensure fruit export opportunities move further up the BRICS agenda.
April 18th, 2012
A new initiative has been launched to manage 200,000 metric tons of out-of-date pesticides.
March 27th, 2012
Chilean raspberry exporters struggled to match returns last year due to tough conditions in Europe.
March 13th, 2012
Peru table grape industry is pleased with growing shipments but disappointed with this season’s prices.
March 6th, 2012
New Zealand avocado growers have high hopes about technology which will allow them to export beyond the Pacific Rim.
February 23rd, 2012
Russia’s largest fruit importer JFC Group is struggling to survive following huge operational losses.
January 13th, 2012
South African growers are confident about strong export volumes, but European prices are a concern.
January 3rd, 2012
South Africa’s nascent pomegranate export industry is set to grow by 25% next year.
Pakistan’s kinnow mandarin season looks good with producers optimistic about shipments despite export hurdles.
December 28th, 2011
Peru’s weekly mango exports have more than tripled since the start of December.
December 23rd, 2011
Chile’s walnut growers and exporters predict a bright future.
November 25th, 2011
Russia is to drastically cut its import duties on apples and pears as a condition to joining the WTO next year.
November 21st, 2011
The Chilean apple industry has increased productivity but needs to raise awareness to tap growth markets.
November 11th, 2011
Brazil’s exotic Amazon fruit açaí is gaining popularity among health-conscious Russians.
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.
October 12th, 2011
The Venezuelan Government hopes a new Russian banana deal will help with strategic export diversification plans.
October 11th, 2011
Russia is importing nearly 50% more citrus fruits with Egypt as its largest supplier in the second quarter.
October 5th, 2011
Mexico’s agricultural exports to Russia are set to smash last year’s record of US$39 million.
September 12th, 2011
Strong Russian citrus demand helped Pakistan’s kinnow mandarin exports push past the US$100 million mark.
August 22nd, 2011
Southern Hemisphere citrus growers could benefit from growing demand 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.
June 27th, 2011
A ProChile food tour of Russia and Turkey will wind up tomorrow.
June 10th, 2011
Argentina’s Northern Patagonian port terminal registered high pear and apple shipment growth in May.
May 12th, 2011
Many South African farmers are opting to ship from Mozambique due to port capacity constraints at home.
April 26th, 2011
Argentina has recorded an export uptick this season but domestic sentiment is not entirely positive.
April 13th, 2011
The northern Chilean region of Atacama will more than double pomegranate production this year, following SAG certification for new markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 3rd, 2010
Russia has become fourth-largest market for the fruit since shipments began in 2005-06 season
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