Dried pineapple; tropicals; dried fruit; QFN;

Availability of pineapple core looks favourable for the time being, QFN Trading & Agency observed in its latest report on tropical dehydrated fruits.

Skipjack tuna prices moving upward

Skipjack tuna prices in both Manta and Bangkok are rising again.

São Paulo orange crop forecast stable

Oranges on tree; Brazil; orange; Orange growers in São Paulo state will harvest 295.36 million boxes of oranges in the current season, according to the final harvest survey published by São Paulo’s Agricultural Economics Institute (IEA) on Feb...

Weather crucial for dried fruit producers

Raisins; DFN; vine fruit; As spring approaches, farmers worldwide watch weather conditions carefully as if there is unseasonal warm weather followed by a sudden cold snap there can be danger of frost damage for fruit crops. 

Passion fruit pulp plant opens in Brazil

Passion fruit; Brazil; passion fruit pulp; A new fruit processing unit for passion fruit pulp will be launched into operation this week in Santa Rosa do Sul municipality in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

Demand spurs Chilean almond plantings

Almonds; DFN; nuts; Chile; Strong international demand for almonds and high prices of raw almonds in recent years have resulted in renewed interest in almond cultivation in Chile.

Mozambique cashew prices rise to new peaks

Farm gate prices in Mandlakazi district in Mozambique’s southern Gaza province have reached new highs this season, topping earlier expectations.

Portuguese berry farmers set up co-op group

The Bagas de Portugal agricultural cooperative with the aims to raise the value of locally-produced berries, instead of simply exporting them as white...

Brazil seeks higher OJ trade with China

Brazil's agriculture ministry has reportedly asked the country’s foreign trade chamber CAMEX to intensify talks with China to secure easier entry for ...

South Africa boosts raisin exports by 51%

South Africa recorded a 51% increase in its raisin exports last year to 52,935 tonnes.

Croatia's Badel sells NBU arm to Radenska

Badel 1862, one of Croatia’s largest soft drink, fruit juice and alcoholic beverage manufacturers, signed a deal with Slovenian mineral water bottler ...

Peruvian lucuma pulp exports unchanged

Peru should export around 500 tonnes of frozen lucuma pulp this year, roughly the same volume that was exported last year, Sergio Zignago, general man...

DFN spot markets active but long term hesitant

January 2016 proved to be quite active for spot demand in various dried fruits and nuts, Catz International observed in a report today.

Tomato sauce exports in EU origins on the rise

European trade of ketchup and other tomato sauces was characterised by sustained levels of demand from some of the main origins during 2015.

Californian peach players agree on 2016 fruit prices

The agreed 2016 base price for canning peaches represents a price increase of 6.5% on last year's base price.

Chile and China seek to expand 10-year FTA

Carlos Furche, Chilean Minister of Agriculture, said both sides were keen to accelerate talks on improving air transport, e-commerce, services, customs procedures and rul...

JBT scales down citrus juicer for small operators

JBT has released a small citrus fruit juicing machine to meet the needs of small artisanal juice companies, quick service restaurants, supermarkets and the like...

EPO skipjack tuna catches up 27% in 2015

Tuna catches in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) have increased by 14% in 2015, according to IATTC catch report

ConAgra to reduce processing at frozen foods plant

ConAgra Foods will reduce production at its frozen foods plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the US, only days after it announced the closing of its tomato paste fac...


Hazelnut prices buckle further as supplies pick up

Turkish hazelnut prices have weakened further on increased arrivals.

Kantar Worldpanel, frozen foods, convenience foods, ready meals, retailers, grocery shopping, BFFF,

Convenience foods responsible for UK frozen growth

The frozen food market in the UK recorded additional growth last year, driven by consumer demand for convenience and ready-to-eat options, latest statistics by ...

Millions of rows of trade data available to subscribers

Use our new Trade Dashboard to view millions of rows of trade data for processed food commodities - from AJC to tomato paste

tomato paste, China, tomatoes

Chinese tomato paste trade high but revenues fall

China bumped up its tomato paste selling in 2015, achieving a 14% increase in exports on the back of aggressive pricing and taking Russia to the top spot as lar...

Costa Rica, pineapples, pineapple juice, MD2

Demand for fresh MD2 will not affect processors

Although export demand for fresh MD2 pineapples continues to rise, Costa Rica appears confident that this will not constrain supplies for processing.

Chile, tomatoes, tomato, tomates, tomato paste,

UPDATED: Chilean processing tomato harvest late

The processing tomato crop in Chile is late, although so far the existing production forecasts remain unchanged.

Fruit juice, fruit juices, Russia

Sharp decline in Russian fruit juice production

The Russian Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat) states that Russian production in 2015 fell by 29.5% to 1.9 billion standard cans, the lowest figure since 2009...

Editorial: news from the end of the world

It is once again that time of year when we are publishing our special supplement on Chile, the locomotive of the Latin American railway.