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
Iran’s saffron exports increased by 17.1% in volume to 277,160 kilos and by 14.4% in value to USD370.2 million compared with the previous season.
Mexican growers have harvested all the pecan production in the second week of January, having started to prune and irrigate nut trees.
The 2018 Portuguese honey crop fell by 15% to 9,142 tonnes, a record low, due to a combination of Asian hornet attacks and forest fires.
The 2019 Argentine plum crop is expected to drop to 51,000 tonnes, only one-third of the 2018 production, due to previous frosts.
California raisin shipments totalled 79,492 packaged (short) tons from August-December 2018, 35% less than in the same period in the previous year.