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Sabine Crook

Sabine covers the markets for rapeseed/canola and sunflower seed for IEG Vu, as well as analysing company developments. She regularly reports from European grains and oilseeds events.

Having joined the The Public Ledger team in 2012, Sabine previously worked on various Informa food and drink titles, including a stint as editor of Chocolate & Confectionery International. She is a fluent German speaker.
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German berry area continues to grow

German growers cultivated bush berries (blueberries, raspberries and currants) on 8,900 hectares in 2017, a 5% increase on the previous year.

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Glencore Agri sees profits fall by a quarter in 2017

The agriculture business of global commodities giant Glencore reported a 26% drop in adjusted net earnings for 2017, despite a “resilient performance when compared to many peers”.

Glencore Financial Results

EU apple market will be reliant on imports this season

Due to smaller apple harvests across the EU last autumn, the bloc will have to rely on imports from the southern hemisphere from as early as March this season.

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Black Sea sunflower oil prices start 2018 lower

Prices of sunflower oil from Russia and Ukraine have fallen by around 3% over the past three months, due in part to seasonal trends and sluggish global demand.

Oils & Oilseeds Sunflower Oil

Spanish olive oil prices stable in 2018

Prices of Spanish olive oil started the new year relatively stable, as Spanish authorities confirmed this season’s production outlook.

Oils & Oilseeds Olive Oil

Indian veg oil imports see strong growth in January

India, the world’s largest buyer of edible oils, saw its import bill in January 2018 rise by 23% compared with the same month a year earlier.

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