Jose Gutierrez joined the IEG Vu team in September 2017 as a News Analyst covering the dried fruit, nuts and spices sectors.
Originally hailing from the city of Seville in southern Spain, Jose studied at the Universities of Seville, Barcelona and Roskilde (Denmark) and worked as a journalist specializing in international trade and supply chain for the European Commission, Spanish Ministry of Trade and several magazines for over a decade, in Madrid, Barcelona and London.
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Latest From Jose Gutierrez
Paraguay’s sesame seed crop and exports are recovering after a gradual fall between 2015-17.
US imports of dried fruits rocketed by 82% in volume to 121.7 million pounds and by 47% in value to USD126.1 mln from January-September 2018, compared with the same period in the previous year.
On average, 86% of US peanuts had been harvested on November 18, down from 95% last year.
Most dried fruit prices are firming due to the combination of stronger local currencies against US dollar, seasonal demand and disappointing crops.
US imports of edible nuts increased by 7% in volume to 469.3 million pounds and by 5% in value to USD1.8 billion from January-September 2018, compared with the same period in the previous year.