NEW ZEALAND: NZ avocados to find its way to China

Avocado growers who have surrounded their orchards with deer fencing and installed night vision security cameras will be smiling when the China avocado market opens up next year.     The Ministry of Primary Industries advises New Zealand is a significant step closer to supplying fresh avocados to Chinese consumers and opening up access to […]

COSTA RICA: Exporters pin hopes on China’s pineapple intake

Costa Rican pineapple suppliers could face major oversupply if the anticipated major demand from China is less than expected.   The Chinese market opened for Costa Rican pineapples earlier this year and there are already significant volumes being sent to Asia, said Jai Thakrar, president of exporter Jalaram Fruit, with new plantings in the ground […]

PHILIPPINES: PHL to raise concerns of banana exporters at WTO meet in Argentina

President Duterte said the government would raise before the World Trade Organization (WTO) its concerns over the subsidies extended by Latin American governments to their banana producers, which have allowed them to export bananas at a lower cost. While he vowed to also look into the request of major Filipino exporters to negotiate lower tariffs […]

MEXICO: Avocado volume to top last year’s

Avocado volume out of Mexico should reach nearly 2 billion pounds during the current season — July 1 to June 30 — an increase from last year, despite a slow start during the summer.     Volume could be 15% more than last year, said Rob Wedin, vice president of sales and marketing for Calavo […]

PHILIPPINES: Farmers ink deal for monthly export of 8MT of papaya to South Korean firm

The Department of Agriculture (DA) said South Cotabato-based farmers have inked a trade agreement with a South Korean firm that would import at least 8 metric tons (MT)  of papayas monthly starting this month.     DA 12 Regional Executive Director Milagros Casis said farmers from Tupi province successfully shipped a ton of solo papayas […]

PERU: Chile and Bolivia, main destinations for Piura’s mango

Piura sent most of its mangoes to Chile and Bolivia in the first week of exports.   According to the exporters, so far, they have sent 176,953 six-kilogram boxes of mango to these two countries by land. Most of the fruit is sent by land to these two markets. The varieties shipped are the Haden, […]

CUBA: Ciego de Avila bets on increasing pineapple exports

The rains of Hurricane Irma delayed the planting of pineapple in Ciego de Avila, and its workers continue the corresponding tillage to expand marketing in tourism and export, in order to obtain foreign exchange and strengthen the national economy.     Ciego de Avila, which committed to have two thousand hectares of pineapple crops before […]