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The impact of the pandemic crises, positive results too

The impact of the pandemic crises, positive results too

Published on Sep 14th, 2020
PRESS RELEASE

 

Food service sector became one of the most impacted by Covid-19 pandemic and economic depression in Russia; since March 2020, restaurants and cafes has been observing the decline of visitors’ number.

The statistics confirm the dramatic fall, especially in specific regions. Thus, the turnover of the sector decreased by 41% in Kaliningrad region, 30% in Saint Petersburg and 26% in Moscow by the end of June.

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Spanish fresh produce exports fall in May

Spanish fresh produce exports fall in May

Published on Jul 28th, 2020

Spain registered a 16% drop in its export volumes of fresh produce during May, equivalent to a 5% fall in value, compared with May 2019. "According to Fepex, the marked decrease in fruit and vegetables exports in May was largely due to the increase in domestic consumption driven by the coronavirus and lockdown. Indeed, data from the Ministry of Agriculture showed that Spain's household consumption grew in May.

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Adjustments on the US fresh fruit market

Adjustments on the US fresh fruit market

Published on Jul 13th, 2020

Sales of fresh produce appear to be levelling off in the US, after seeing a rapid surge in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, fresh produce sales in the week ending June 28th were up 5.8% from 2019 levels, which is markedly down on the growth seen in since April 2020. While vegetable sales were up 12.5%, fruit sales rose just 0.2%, according to IRI data. There is still strong performance in the frozen and processed produce segment, with the former up 15.1% and the latter growing 22% from the same time last year.

Coronavirus: AREFLH welcomes the Commission’s adoption of additional exceptional measures for the fruit and vegetable sector

Coronavirus: AREFLH welcomes the Commission’s adoption of additional exceptional measures for the fruit and vegetable sector

Published on Jul 10th, 2020

Following the coronavirus crisis and its negative impact on the fuit and vegetable sector, the European Commission adopted on the 7th of July an additional set of exceptional measures to provide further support to fruit and vegetable producers.

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Turkey set to conquer Asia

Turkey set to conquer Asia

Published on Jun 25th, 2020

Turkey is set to become a key player in Asian fruit and vegetable markets. The country is currently in advanced negotiations to secure access for its wide range of fresh produce to key markets such as China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines, among others. Turkey’s Minister of Trade, Ruhsar Pekcan announced the acceleration in the country’s plan to diversify its fresh fruit and vegetable exports. Turkey currently is authorised to ship cherries to China and South Korea. Pekcan said that she soon expects China to authorise shipments of Turkish citrus, apples, grapes and pomegranate.

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