EU production

EU tomato production continues to fall

EU tomato production continues to fall

Published on Aug 24th, 2020

 

The EU’s 2020 tomato crop is forecast to drop 7%, as Spanish growers switch to producing more profitable vegetables. Polish tomato production is on the rise, however, following an increase in investments in glasshouse infrastructure. The other member states’ crops should remain relatively stable. As producers switch to smaller-sized varieties, yields are dropping; but this is compensated for by extended harvesting calendars. EU production of tomatoes for processing is projected to rise by 1%.

Giuliano’s campaign gets off to an early start and features Staccato® late cherry 

Giuliano’s campaign gets off to an early start and features Staccato® late cherry 

Published on Jul 27th, 2020

Giuliano has launched Staccato®, a new late cherry that extends the production calendar until the end of July. Meanwhile, its 2020 campaign has got off to an early start. "The 2020 campaign is 10-15 days early. Our calendar begins with the traditional Bigarreaux, the first variety to be harvested in our area, then continues with Giorgia, the jewel of the intermediate phase, followed by the Ferrovia variety, the most appreciated and sold cherry, which takes over for a month of the campaign.

EU grapefruit crop falls 11%

EU grapefruit crop falls 11%

Published on Jul 13th, 2020

The EU’s 2019/20 grapefruit crop is estimated to be down 11% to 96,000 tons, according to FAS Madrid. The main producer Spain expects its output to shrink by 15.5% to 68,100 tons. Ruby Red is the main grapefruit variety planted in Spain. Cyprus is the second largest grapefruit producer in the EU, with the main variety being White Marsh Seedless, mostly grown in the Limassol area.   

China drives larger pear crop

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).

EU and US vie for leadership in organics

EU and US vie for leadership in organics

Published on Feb 03rd, 2020

The world’s largest organic markets, the US and the EU have exhibited dynamic growth over the past couple of years. While the US overtook the EU as the leading global organic food market in 2012, the EU has been showing stronger growth of late. Indeed, over the past 10 years, the organic food market in the EU has nearly doubled. According to the Organic Trade Association, the US recorded sales of US $47.9 billion in 2018, while the EU market was worth an estimated US $45.4 billion, up 18% from the previous year, according to USDA FAS data.

 

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.

Spanish agriculture counts cost of Storm Gloria

Spanish agriculture counts cost of Storm Gloria

Published on Jan 27th, 2020

Spanish producers are counting the cost of a deadly weather front that struck last week. Storm Gloria is reported to have wreaked the worst damage on citrus and vegetable production.

5% increase in Turkey’s peach and nectarine crop 

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