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 Madagascan government officially opened the vanilla collection campaign on May 22 in the northern areas of Analalava, Antsohihy and Sofia.
The Moroccan group Holmarcom will open a cashew processing plant in Grand Bassam free zone, in Ivory Coast.
The world’s 2018/19 almond crop will reach 1.29 million kernel tonnes in 2018, 2.34% more than in the previous season.
Indian cumin seed prices are stalled but the futures market reveals a gradual fall due to the 2017/18 harvest estimate, which reached 485,000 tonnes, around 15-10% more than in the previous season.
US dried fruit exports increased by 10% in value to USD173.1 million but declined by 4% in volume to 153.1 mln pounds from January-March 2018, compared with the same period in 2017.
US edible and dried nut exports increased by 18.3% in value to USD2.2 billion from January-March compared with the same period in 2017.