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
The Uruguayan honey industry is concerned with the fall of honey exports in H1 2018. These were 58% down from the same period of 2017 at 2,301 tonnes.
The Vietnamese government is calling for reducing throughput in domestic cashew processing plants due to the sharp decline in prices and industry problems in renewing credits.
The Brazilian 2018 cashew harvest is expected to reach 132,604 tonnes, down 1.4% from the previous season and 10.7% less than previous estimate in March.
Guatemala’s cardamom exports increased by 13.5% in value to USD146.6 million and by 8.5% in volume to 12,284 tonnes in Q1 2018, compared with the same period in the previous year.
Tanzania’s clove exports tripled in value to USD57.2 million in the 2017/18 marketing year (from April to March) compared with the previous season, having reached 7,200 tonnes from 2,200 tonnes.
The US hedge fund Route One Investment will increase its almond plantation to 4,000 hectares in 2020, from 3,000 ha in 2018, in the region of Alentejo, southern Portugal.