2019

Sustained growth of Spain’s organic agriculture

Italian packaging machinery sales top €8 billion

Italian packaging machinery sales top €8 billion

Published on Aug 18th, 2020

 

Italy’s automatic packaging machinery manufacturers are the only Italian capital goods producers to report growth in revenues in 2019 (+2.2%), thereby confirming the world leadership position of a niche mechanical engineering sector, which for the first time in its history has broken the €8 billion euro revenue barrier. The number of operating companies decreased in 2019 (down 2.4% to 616) as a result of the series of M&As underway in the sector, while the number of employees rose to 33,304 (+2.1%).

2019 EU apple campaign sees smaller crop but price recovery 

2019 EU apple campaign sees smaller crop but price recovery 

Published on May 28th, 2020

 

As expected from a moderate crop, prices during the ongoing campaign are moving within ranges significantly above the average price. During recent weeks, EU demand has been at good levels and the average prices for April 2020 are 33% above the average for the last five years (they were 23% above average in March 2020).

Kashmir’s apple crop up 5%

Global citrus crop shrinks

Global citrus crop shrinks

Published on Jan 28th, 2020

The 2019/20 global citrus crop is down for all categories, except grapefruit. Orange production is down 11% to 47.5 million, due to weather-afflicted seasons in Brazil, the EU, Morocco and Egypt, with small increases in China and the US unable to compensate for these losses.

South Africa’s soft citrus crops defy expectations

South Africa’s soft citrus crops defy expectations

Published on Dec 09th, 2019

South Africa’s 2019 soft citrus season presented a varied picture across the country’s diverse geography. The estimates of the major organisations (e.g. Citrus Marketing Forum) were realised, with exports amounting to 18.2 million 15kg cartons, according to data published by the CGA . However, the accuracy of the estimates appears to have been a fluke, as South Africa’s fourth largest production area, Sundays River, exported 31% more than the initial estimate, while the fifth biggest, Senwes, exported 42.6% less than had been forecast.

Record global peach and nectarine crop in 2019

Slump in Spanish citrus crop

Slump in Spanish citrus crop

Published on Dec 04th, 2019

 

The first estimates for Spain’s 2019 citrus crop indicate a fall in volumes for all crops, according to data published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The country’s orange harvest is expected to be down 16.7% to 3.27 million tons, while the Satsuma crop is expected to plummet 29.2% to 145,400 tons. Lemon production is also estimated to be well down from last year’s level (but above the 2017 level), dropping  16.4% to 959,800 tons. 

 

Spanish production estimates indicate larger potato and apple crops

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