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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The Argentina YPF-owned engineer company AESA is to use peanut shells to manufacture oleophilic blankets for the national oil industry.
California total raisin shipments started the 2018-19 season (August-July) with a sharp fall, dropping to 17,622 packed (short) tons in August 2018, 44% less than in the same month in the previous period, after closing the 2017-18 season with 280,973 tons, 19% less.
US almond exports to the EU are expected to grow by 2.8% to 300,000 tonnes in the 2018-19 season.
The US house Almaco del Guadalquivir has invested EUR3.0 million (USD3.5 mln) in a walnut processing plant at its 300 hectare plantation called Cortijo Calonge in Andalusia.
Chinese importers may decline their US almond, pistachio and walnut imports due to tariffs on US tree nuts.
US pecan prices for 2018-19 harvest are blurred due to good US and Mexican crop estimates and trade conflict between the US and China, one of the world’s biggest importers.