IEG Vu's November Top 10: Storms hit Chilean fruit, grain industry gathers, sugar sector in 'crisis'
Other top articles last month include: Louis Dreyfus depot suspended, Turkish hazelnut price rise, hope for SMP stocks
A devastating hailstorm hit growing regions of Chile last month, causing serious damage to crops, while the grain industry gathered in Geneva to discuss the global market situation.
The following articles were the most read on IEG Vu last month. Some are free to view for all, while others are restricted to channel subscriptions. Simply select the hyperlink in the headline to open the related content.
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Appalling storms hammer Chilean peaches, apples, cherries and more (free to view) Rain and hailstorms caused serious damage to a wide variety of key Chilean crops last month. Some speculated it was the worst hailstorm to hit the country in 50 years.
Global Grain 2018 hub: All the latest from Geneva (free to view) All of IEG Vu’s coverage from last month’s Global Grain Geneva event in one place. Some articles on this page are also free to view.
EU sugar in crisis as post-quota era weighs heavily on market A year on from the end of sugar quotas, the EU market finds itself facing a crisis of lower output, decreasing mills and a potential crop switch, industry participants at the ISO conference in London detailed.
Could Bolsonaro’s environmental policies hurt Brazil's food and drink exports? (free to view) Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro has been lauded by agribusiness and lambasted by environmentalists, but what impact is he likely to have on the country's farming sector and lucrative food and drink exports?
ICE Futures Europe suspends another Louis Dreyfus coffee, cocoa depot The 4Stox depot in the Belgium port city of Antwerp has been taken off the list of approved storage facilities until further notice.
New Turkish purchase programme and strong lira to push up hazelnut prices Total supply should still be enough to meet moderate demand as buyers hold off on purchases.
US to remove 101 agricultural products from GSP (free to view) The latest modification to the list of agricultural products eligible for duty-free treatment under the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) removed 101 agricultural commodities, mainly from India, Thailand, Turkey, Argentina Ukraine and Brazil.
Madagascan vanilla crop quality expected to improve Sources inform IEG Vu that a bigger global crop with higher quality in main producer Madagascar is on the way compared with last year
Global repercussions as new trans-Pacific trade deal enters into force Meat, dairy and fruit traders in the Asia-Pacific area will see new opportunities opening up as a result of the tariff reductions and other trade facilitating features of the new pact.
Highest price of 2018 set at latest SMP intervention sale tender The EU’s chances of eliminating its skimmed milk powder intervention stockpile completely by mid-2019 were given a boost last month.
New price data
Last month saw the addition of more than 500 Brazilian price lines added to the IEG Vu Price Graphing Tool.
The new lines include values for the following commodities, broken down by the main producing regions: beef, cattle, poultry, eggs, pigs, pork, live birds, liquid milk, soybeans, sorghum, wheat, maize (corn), soymeal, soy oil and wheat meal.
Further information is available in this article, which details IEG Vu’s plans for expanded coverage of the Brazilian agri-food market in 2019 and beyond.
In case you missed them, there were two new podcasts added to the website last month also.
The first one looks at Sugar and Red Meat Taxes and examines the policy outlook for such measures as well as the potential market impacts.
IEG Vu’s Neil Murray and Max Green are joined by Peter Rixon and Joan Murphy from sister website IEG Policy to discuss one of the hottest topics in public health policy, and how food manufacturers are responding.
Secondly, IEG Vu’s Sandra Boga is joined by Arvind Chudasama of International Sugar Journal and Agribusiness Intelligence’s head of special reports, Alan Bullion, live from the ISO event in London.
The podcast, available here, asks whether the EU sugar sector is in the doldrums in the post-production quota era, and whether the ban on neonicotinoids is likely to have an impact on yields across the bloc.
You will find all of our previous podcasts in the Podcasts and Webinars section of the website, at the following location in the left hand menu bar: Resources> Podcasts & Webinars.