Fruit and vegetable

Algeciras Port improves its connectivity with Latin America

Algeciras Port improves its connectivity with Latin America

Published on Feb 19th, 2020

Credit: Algeciras Port

 

Handling 4.7 million tons or 37% of the Spanish horticultural cargoes, Algeciras Bay Port became one of the principal ports for fruit & vegetables operators  

 

Fruit and vegetable sector remains vital for future of EU’s agriculture

Fruit and vegetable sector remains vital for future of EU’s agriculture

Published on Mar 27th, 2019

Fruit and vegetables accounted for approximately 14 % of the total value of the EU's agricultural production in 2018. This sector is fundamental for many EU Member States, especially those of the Mediterranean region and some northern and eastern European countries. Moreover, all EU Member States produce at least a few types of fruit and vegetables.

EU imports of fruits and vegetables from third countries up 5% in 2017

EU imports of fruits and vegetables from third countries up 5% in 2017

Published on May 03rd, 2018

According to Eurostat, imports to the EU of fruits and vegetables from third countries rose by 5% in 2017 to 15.5 million tons. About 13.3 million tons of the total imports were fruits (+6%) and 2.2 million tons were vegetables (+1%). The main imported products are banana (5.9 million tons, +7%), orange (1.1 million tons, +11%) and pineapple (941,000 tons, +11%). Other significant imports were apples (448,000 tons, +1%) and avocados (486,000 tons, +9%).

Port of Oakland handles 36% more fresh cargo

Port of Oakland handles 36% more fresh cargo

Published on May 02nd, 2018

The Port of Oakland is handling 36% more containers of fresh fruit and vegetables than in 2013, and the volumes are only set to grow. The number of containers has rocketed from 80,000 to 135,000, with exports accounting for 103,000 of the fresh fruit and vegetable containers - a 44% rise increase from 2013. The number of imported containers rose by 16%

Russian imports of fruit and vegetables up by 17% in 2017

Russian imports of fruit and vegetables up by 17% in 2017

Published on Apr 11th, 2018

Russian imports of fresh fruit and vegetables have grown considerably over the past year. The total of 7.1 million tons arriving from abroad in 2017 constitutes a rise of 17% over the 2016 level. Nevertheless, this figure is still well below the 2013 level - the year before the trade embargo came into force - when almost 8.5 million tons of fresh fruit and vegetables were imported into Russia.  The recovery is due in part to the Russian Government lifting its own trade embargoes on various Turkish products in 2017 and also thanks to the arrival of record volumes of Ecuadorian bananas.

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