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US shipments of tomato paste dropped by one-quarter in the month of September year-on-year on the back of limited trade to Europe.

US peanut crop progresses despite rains

Peanuts US peanut harvesting is running substantially behind year-ago levels in a number of states but the average across the eight key producing states is only 1% down.

Chinese demand for blueberries rising fast

blueberries, China, Chinese agriculture, fresh fruit, frozen fruit, berries, antioxidant, trends, fresh produce Chinese demand for blueberries has been growing rapidly, fostering both higher imports and expansion of domestic farmland to the crop.

Hazelnut market stable despite low arrivals

Hazelnuts; nuts; DFN; Turkey; The Turkish hazelnut market has held stable today even though the volume of material arriving has continued to decline.

Ukrainian grape harvest forecast 19% down

Grape production in Ukraine is forecast to drop 19% to 351,800 tonnes this year, according to the Association of Vinegrowers and Winemakers of Ukraine.

Washington raspberry crop down 28%

raspberries, Washington, raspberry crop, agriculture, frozen fruit, berries, frozen berries, IQF Raspberry production in the US state of Washington fell 28% this year against the previous season, according to latest data provided to FOODNEWS.

AMS campaign under way in Chinese main cities

The Australian Macadamia Society’s (AMS) campaign promoting the nut in China is being launched today in Shanghai with another launch to follow on Thur...

Singles’ Day nut sales smash China records

China’s largest e-commerce website selling nuts,, sold CNY266.0 million (USD41.59 million) worth of products during the 24-hour consumer ...

Mexican agri-food trade on the rise in 2015 to date

Mexican agri-food exports generated USD20.32 billion in revenues in the first nine months of the year, showing a 5.8% growth year-on-year.

Australians urged to increase nut intake

Research shows that Australian consumers are not eating enough nuts to fully benefit their health.

Freezing weather hit fruit tree crops in Italy

Freezing temperatures have hit vegetable and tree crops in several areas of Italy, after a sharp weather change following a warmer-than-average autumn...

South Korea grants entry to Peruvian mango

South Korea has granted access to its domestic market to fresh mango imports from Peru, the latter has announced today.

Stable frozen potato processing industry

Argentina’s potato production has stabilised at around 2.0 million tonnes in the past decade and the country’s acreage devoted to the crop is stable a...

Scarce cultivated and dried blueberries

Cultivated dried blueberries are currently extremely difficult to obtain, due to very high demand from the fresh market and reduced availability arisi...

European frozen cherry market remains stable

Prices for European frozen sour cherries have been characterised by broad stability over the recent weeks, FOODNEWS understands.

Frozen raspberry prices stabilise further

Price stability has characterised the frozen raspberry market, according to the latest information made available to FOODNEWS this week, although trading activity is repo...

Professional e-learning on Bourgogne wines

Professional e-learning on Bourgogne wines is now available to everyone, the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has announced.

Russia plans to make Crimea centre of fish canning

The Russian government plans to make Crimea a centre of domestic fish canning during the next several years, according to Ilya Shestakov, head of the Russian Fe...

Pest spreading in Argentine blueberry crop

Argentine blueberry orchards in two growing regions have been affected by a pest that debilitates and eventually kills berry bushes.


Slack demand drags Brazil nut prices lower

Brazil nut prices have been drifting downwards on lack of demand, international dealers have observed.

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EU agri-food exports up but trade surplus down

EU agri-food exports to the US and China increased by more than EUR2.50 billion (USD2.68 bln) each in the 12 months to August 2015, new European Commission data...

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

UPDATED: Macedonian frozen pepper price cheaper than Turkish

Turkish prices for frozen red peppers have been stable throughout the summer months, as product from the Balkan region is cheaper and fuelling increased demand.

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Brazil's guaraná harvesting peaks this month

Harvesting of guaraná berries in Brazil, which started in October, will reach its peak this month and this will result in a larger number of reported trades, sa...

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LycoRed launches new tomato pulp ingredient

Ingredients manufacturer LycoRed has developed a new dry tomato pulp ingredient as a replacement for tomato paste.

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Agrana expects higher operating profit in 2015-16

Austrian-based commodity and food products supplier Agrana Group has edged up its operating profit forecast for the 2015-16 financial year.In a press statement ...

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.