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IEG Vu’s January Top 10: Grape juice scandal, SMP stocks and cocoa grind

News and analysis on fruit juice adulteration, milk prices, rapeseed imports, pork production and cocoa grind all featured in the most popular articles on the IEG Vu website in January.

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Top 10

  • Too much SMP in Europe? Here’s a solution (free to view)
    The EU is currently sitting on around 369,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder in intervention stocks. How do you release that amount without it impacting the market? Dairy analyst Robert Schorsij has an answer.
  • Mixed prospects for world's 'big four' pork exporters (free to view)
    Chinese demand for pigmeat faltered last year, sending EU and Brazil exports into reverse gear. At the same time, US and Canadian shipments beat expectations – what does 2018 hold for the ‘big four’ producers?
  • Effect of frost on Polish fruit: final report released
    In 2017, the Polish harvest of tree fruits fell by a third year-on-year, with the collection of berries down 15%, as a result of two waves of spring frosts. Cherry production, in particular, suffered severe losses.
  • The orange juice slump (free to view)
    2017 was an extraordinary year for the global orange juice sector with falling consumption in Europe and the US, disease and climate change impacting crops, and hurricane Irma sweeping through Florida. What was the impact on prices?
  • EU offers 99,000 tonne quota for Mercosur beef
    Reports suggest the European Commission has upped its quota offer for Mercosur beef to just shy of 100,000 tonnes in an effort to secure a trade agreement with the bloc of Latin American countries.

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