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
Philippine desiccated coconut exports increased by 20.5% in volume to 127,200 tonnes but fell by 12.6% to USD208.5 million from January-October 2019 compared with the same period last year, due to falling prices between April 2018 and June 2019, according to customs data.
Indian cashew exports declined by 14.8% in value to USD525.3 million but increased by USD4 mln from January-November 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, according to the Indian government.
The Indian cumin seed spot price fob fell to INR15,816 per quintal (USD229.3/quintal) on January 21, 3.3% less than on December 24 at Unjha market.
The 2019-20 Paraguayan sesame harvest has started, the government expecting that crop reached 25,000 tonnes on 50,000 planted hectares, up from 15,600 tonnes on 30,000 ha, according to Paraguay’s ministry of agriculture and domestic association of sesame exporters (Capexe).
Bolivia’s Brazil nut harvest is in full-swing, the average price having fallen from USD2.9 per pound to USD2.75-2.80/lb between December 2019 and January 2020 due to a combination of low sales and purchasing distrust.
Cambodia exported 202,318 tonnes of raw cashew nuts (RCN) in 2019, doubling the exported volume of 2018, according to the Cambodian government.