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 2019 Spanish hazelnut output is expected to reach 12,400 in-shell tonnes, 54.9% more than last year, according to the latest forecast from Spain’s ministry of agriculture.
Mexico’s farmers are starting to collect pecan nuts in all the growing regions and are reporting new orders from China, according to the Mexican pecan association (Comenuez).
The Indian spot fob turmeric price dropped to INR5,964.3 (USD83.85) per quintal on October 17 at Nizamabad market, 6.4% less than on September 18 and mirroring March levels, when weak prices led to social riots in Indian rural areas.
The 2019 US pecan crop is expected to reach 281.0 million in-shell pounds (127,460 tonnes), 15.6% more than last year, according to the USDA.
US imports of nuts were stagnant at around 412.4 million pounds (about 18,700 tonnes) but fell by 16% in value to USD1.3 billion between January and August 2019 compared with the same period in the previous year, according to the US Bureau of Census.
The president of the Sudanese agricultural exporter Africorp International (ACI), Dr. Mohammed Haroon, was talking to IEG VU about the Sudanese agribusiness industry, during his visit to Anuga. Sudan has great potential for products such as peanuts, cotton, gum Arabic and sesame.