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The total harvest has been put at 2.9 million tonnes. Cherries and mandarins accounted for a large part of the growth, as well as plums, nectarines, peaches and grapes.
As the Russian market has been practically inaccessible since 2014, the search for new export targets for Belgian fruit is a top priority for today’s industry.
Italian kiwi production is showing clear signs of recovery compared with last year.
Chile’s fruit exports suffer from the consequences of an unexpected hailstorm and the port strike a month ago. Nearly 750 workers demand wage increases and a bonus to end the conflict.
Due to high temperatures, demand for citrus was less than in previous years. But because of Saint Nicholas' Week coming up, it is expected to increase again. Additionally, for the coming week, a significant drop in temperatures has been forecast.
Hailstorms have struck Italy, affecting the late apple harvesting as well as kiwifruits and olives.