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Banana industry struggling due to low production, FAO says

Obstacles to global banana trade have seemingly been mainly present on the supply side, with demand in importing countries remaining relatively strong.
February 03 , 2023

Global avocado oil market to reach US$10B in 2027

The product, which is made using the pulp of avocados, contains over 70% of heart-healthy oleic acid, a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid.
February 03 , 2023

Peruvian pomegranate exports rising to Europe

Wonderfull, 116 and Kamel are among the most exported varieties, with the Netherlands leading the purchase with 46% of the total.
February 03 , 2023

USDA modifies marketing order regulations for California-grown kiwifruit

The change relaxes the minimum size requirement for all varieties of Actinidia chinensis species kiwifruit to Size 49, defined in the requirements as a maximum of 64 pieces of fruit in an 8-pound sample. 
February 02 , 2023

Fruit Logistica publishes latest European market figures

European Statistics Handbook highlights the impact of inflation, weather phenomena, and rising production costs in the fruit and vegetable market.
February 02 , 2023
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