The VOG Consortium has just ended an absolutely abnormal apple season: after a three-year cycle of difficult “post embargo“ seasons, the 2017/2018 season ended prematurely as product ran out.
According to data from Prognosfruit, Italian apple production is set to recover to normal levels of around 2.2 million tons, still 6% lower than the three-year average.
On 31st July, the Commission’s all-clear requires Dole to sell off Saba Fresh Cut, the Swedish bagged salad specialist.
Azerbaijan became the leading exporter of tomato to Russia, according to the figures of Federal customs service (January- June 2018). Morocco and China are other leaders.
The cherry season 2018 is coming to an end. At the Belgian Fruit Valley, a record supply of more than 2 million kg of cherries was recorded. The weather conditions were ideal this season.
A giant tomato greenhouse is to begin operations in Suffolk, UK.
The Customs and Excise Administration of the Tax Agency has just published information on foreign trade in Spain for the month of May 2018.
Global orange production for 2017/18 is forecast to fall 6 million tons from the previous year to 47.8 million as unfavourable weather leads to smaller crops in Brazil and the US.