China sells more honey overseas in 2015

Honey; Exotics; Chinese honey exports;

China recorded an 11.5% boost in its exports of honey last year and the UK played a key role in the overall increase.

WASDE: US wheat exports hit lowest for over 40 years

US wheat exports for 2015/16 were downgraded to 21 million tonnes, its lowest since the 1971/72 season, according to the USDA, leading to the largest wheat ending stocks since 2009/10.

ICE cocoa futures corrected lower Tuesday after Monday’s large gains. There is growing speculation crop damage in West Africa from hot and dry weather might not be as bad as recent reports indicated. Favourable...

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform were down on Tuesday, falling below major chart support as some sell stops were hit and speculative selling built on itself.The March contract hit a se...

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed stronger on Tuesday, propped up by investor short-covering despite a bearish report. On Tuesday the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released i...

Researchers urge continued use of chlorpyrifos against almond pests

Almonds; DFN; nuts; A new study in the US has found that there is no viable alternative to the pesticide chlorpyrifos in combating two key almond pests.

ADM to acquire Tate & Lyle Moroccan corn mill

Archer Daniels Midland, the US agribusiness group, said it would buy a corn wet mill in Morocco from Tate & Lyle in the latest effort to boost its footprint in the sweetener and starch market after expanding in...

Bolivia maintains position on Brazil nut exports

Brazil nuts; DFN; nuts; Bolivia maintained a decent volume of Brazil nut exports last year with its total sales dipping only 3.3% from those of 2014.

Foreign brands lead Chinese New Year online nut sales

The US was the top origin of all imported consumer goods sold prior to Chinese New Year on Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms – with Costco’s Kirkland Sig...

Customs Union to raise raw sugar import duty

The raw sugar import duty charged by the customs union comprising Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will rise to USD240 a tonne in March 2016 from USD203...

Walnuts Australia aims to crack Japanese market

Walnuts grown in the Australian island state of Tasmania and processed in Australia itself in the Riverina in southern New South Wales are gaining pop...

Analysis: Garlic prices continue to climb on lower supply

Chinese dried garlic prices have surged sharply in recent months and further upturns look inevitable on dwindling stocks following reduced output last...

Ivorian cocoa trees damaged

More dry and hot weather last week in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions damaged cocoa trees, young flowers and small pods, threatening to delay...

US still tricky for Iranian pistachio exporters

The recent lifting of US sanctions against Iran is not expected to generate an immediate shift in trade flows, industry sources told The Public Ledger...

Indian tea output drops 1.3% y-o-y

India's tea production in 2015 fell 1.3% from a year earlier to 1,191 million kilos, the state-run Tea Board said on Monday (February 8).

Russian wheat export prices fall on Egypt confusion

Russian wheat export prices fell last week, undermined by worries about future supply contracts to importer Egypt, analysts said on Monday (February 8...

California almonds benefit from rain and snow

Winter weather in the Sacramento Valley, California, has been significantly cooler and wetter than last year, said a report from Blue Diamond Almonds ...

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Canadian spring wheat bids slide lower

Cash spring wheat bids across Western Canada moved lower during the week ended February 5, as the firmer Canadian dollar and losses in US wheat futures weighed ...

Brazil sugar exports fall in January

Brazil exported only 1.496 million tonnes of sugar in January 2016, down sharply from 2.842 mln a month earlier and also below 2.362 shipped in the same month l...

Brazil soy crop more than half sold

Brazil's 2015/16 soybean crop is 51% sold, analyst Safras & Mercado said on Friday, well above the five-year average 44% sold for this time of year.A year a...

Feed barley market steady, gains expected in spring

The feed barley market is holding relatively steady in Alberta early in the New Year, but advances are expected looking ahead to the spring.

Global cereals crop forecast mixed

Predictions for the 2016 cereal crop harvests are mixed, in large part on account of prevailing weather patterns associated with El Niño, especially in the Sout...

CBOT Review: Soy lower with export data on last day of 2015

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed weaker on Thursday as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its weekly export report,...

Ukraine may benefit from Russian ban on Turkish food

Russian trade measures against Turkey may give Ukraine a chance to regain its position in the Turkish food market, analyst UkrAgroConsult said on Tuesday (Decem...

Indian spice exports set to cross USD2.5 billion mark

Indian spices, which have been going through a prolonged purple patch in recent years, have maintained their strong growth pattern in exports during the ongoing...

DFN; Catz dried fruit report;

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.

Raisins; dried fruit; vine fruits; DFN;

South Africa boosts raisin exports by 51%

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

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Guar gum market holding stable range

The guar gum market has remained stable over the last month or so and prices are range bound, UK trader Mayfair Commodities said in its latest report on the sec...