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World Citrus Organisation (WCO) presents annual Southern Hemisphere production forecast

World Citrus Organisation (WCO) presents annual Southern Hemisphere production forecast

Published on Jun 04th, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

 

Following the formal adoption of the organisation’s Statutes in March 2020, the WCO Secretariat just collected and released the first crop production and export forecasts for the forthcoming Southern Hemisphere citrus season 2020. The preliminary forecast is collected from industry associations in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Peru, South Africa, and Uruguay. The Secretariat is working closely with Brazil and Bolivia to include their data as well into the forecast very shortly.

Positive year expected to New Zealand kiwi

Positive year expected to New Zealand kiwi

Published on Feb 19th, 2020

With New Zealand’s kiwi harvest due to start soon, and run from early February to early April, a good crop is expected, according to the NZ Kiwiberry Grower Association. Thanks to favourable growing conditions, a good sized and good quality crop is anticipated. Export volume for this season is estimated at 240,000 kg, similar to the last campaign. The fruit is exported worldwide and enjoys great appreciation on the global stage. The main varieties grown in New Zealand are Tahi, Marju Red and Takaka.

Outlook stable for EU F&V production

Outlook stable for EU F&V production

Published on Jan 08th, 2020

The European Commission has published a report outlining its forecast for the region’s fruit and vegetable sector. While apple production area is expected to decrease, volumes are estimated to rise slightly in 2030 to 12 million tons (from 11.3 million tons in 2019) thanks to increasing yields. As for peaches and nectarines, increasing competition is predicted from other summer fruits, leading to a further fall in consumption. EU production is expected to remain stable at 4 million tons in 2030 (compared to 4.1 million tons in 2019).

Good Moroccan melon crop expected

Good Moroccan melon crop expected

Published on May 22nd, 2019

Morocco’s 2019 melon crop is expected to be large and with good quality, despite a slight dip in surface area in Dakhla and late plantations, according to Medfel data. The harvest in this region is from late February to late April. Meanwhile, in Marrakech, the surfaces are stable but the proportion of crops grown in greenhouses is increasing at the expense of full field. Unlike last year, no delays are expected, with the first greenhouse crops around March 20th.

EU tomato consumption stagnant but value has soared

EU tomato consumption stagnant but value has soared

Published on Jan 02nd, 2017

EU consumption of fresh tomatoes is set to remain stable or slightly decrease, with a steady net importing situation, according to the European Commission’s EU Agricultural Outlook.

But the market for fresh tomatoes is marked by strong segmentation into a large number of types of tomatoes with higher value added (in particular different miniature types, cherry and cocktail tomatoes), the report says.

EU apple production rising as demand falls

EU apple production rising as demand falls

Published on Jan 02nd, 2017

EU apple production is likely to increase in the future, particularly in Poland, while consumption of fresh apples per capita keeps on decreasing.

That is among the predictions in the European Commission’s EU Agricultural Outlook for 2016-2026.

The report says efforts are being made to limit the decreasing consumption of apples, such as promotion campaigns and the EU school fruit scheme.

Rises in Spain’s strawberry, tomato crops

World pear imports at lowest level in five years

World pear imports at lowest level in five years

Published on Feb 27th, 2015

Pear production up slightly on back of record crop in China

The Russian ban will dampen global pear trade in 2014/15, a year in which production is set to rise a modest 5% to more than 24.4 million tons. Total world pear imports are forecast to reach just under 1.47 million tons, the lowest level for the last five years and down 7.3% on 2013/14.

Russian ban spells shrinkage in apple trade

Global grape harvest to reach 20.5 million tons

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