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China’s fruit imports fall while exports rise

AvoBravo: an innovative project for Russian consumers

AvoBravo: an innovative project for Russian consumers

Published on Sep 02nd, 2020

“It was a risk to launch the AvoBravo project because we did not know if Russian consumers were willing to buy read-to-eat avocado. But we took the risk, and AvoBravo brand was born,” said Daria Mironenko, import manager at Eurofrut (Russia). “We started to sell ready-to-eat avocado to restaurants and to end consumers through our website, and we found out that the demand is high: customers agree to pay more when they are sure the fruit is of high quality and ripe enough to be consumed at once.” AvoBravo carefully controls oily matter before the products are shipped.

Stemilt Cherries exported from the US to India find popularity among Indian consumers

Stemilt Cherries exported from the US to India find popularity among Indian consumers

Published on Aug 31st, 2020

IG International has received an outstanding response for the export of Stemilt cherries from Wenatchee in Washington, the United States to India. The venture has been a success and has induced a taste and liking among Indian consumers for the fruits that had earlier been considered exotic. The sales have exceeded the expectation of all involved parties and the demand for Stemilt cherries is higher in Indian markets.

Taiwan’s love story with fruit remains undiminished

Taiwan’s love story with fruit remains undiminished

Published on Aug 27th, 2020

 

Taiwan is expected to import up to 15,000 tons of peaches and nectarines in 2020, mainly from the US and Chile, according to USDA data. Taiwan’s own domestic peach and nectarine crop is forecast to be up 18% to 19,000 tons in 2020 thanks to generally favourable growing condition and orchards reaching maturity. Taichung and Taoyuan remain the largest producing regions, accounting for almost 80% of domestic production. Taoyuan mainly produces early sweet varieties, including honey peaches at the higher altitudes.

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%.

Japan’s cherry crop rebounds

EU records 8% rise in imports of organic fruits and vegetables

IG International, having handled blueberries for three years now has brought the first shipment of blueberries from Chile to India, for the season 2020

IG International, having handled blueberries for three years now has brought the first shipment of blueberries from Chile to India, for the season 2020

Published on Aug 04th, 2020

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IG International, India's largest fresh fruits importer has a strong base in the metro cities among its urban Indian consumers.

First Colombian avocados land in China

First Colombian avocados land in China

Published on Jul 23rd, 2020
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Colombian Hass avocados arrived in China for the first time on July 1st. Having set off from the Port of Buenaventura on May 28th, the 23-ton shipment landed in Shanghai and was released to importer Mr. Avocado. The protocol between China and Colombia was signed on December 13th 2019, and adds to a growing list of countries that can export avocados to the Asian giant, which includes the US, the Philippines, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand and Kenya (for frozen avocados).

India’s retail sector consolidates under impact of Covid-19

India’s retail sector consolidates under impact of Covid-19

Published on Jul 15th, 2020

India’s agriculture-related imports grew 14% between 2013 and 2019, from US$22 billion in 2013 to $25 billion in 2019, according to USDA/FAS data. Its main imported agrifood products are tree nuts, fresh fruits, and prepared foods, 20% if which comes from the US. These imports are being driven by millennials, affluent professionals, brand-oriented importers, modern retail outlets, e-commerce channels, mobile e-commerce and trend-setting restaurants.

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