IEG Vu is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Commodities

Beverages Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Beverages

UK food and beverage brand improves environmental credentials

The company is introducing shrink-wrap packaging made from 50% post-consumer recycled waste (PCRW). By the end of the year, all its UK-made brands and products it makes under private label will come packed in the sustainable wrapping.

United Kingdom Commercial

Ambitious growth strategy in Indian juice drinks market

Fresca wants to achieve sales of INR1.5 billion (USD21.6 million) by 2022 and capture 2% of the country’s nectars market and 10% of the market in India’s northern states. It is also looking to quadruple its sales in the aseptically-packed juice drinks segment.

India Commercial

Brazilian Tahiti lime prices higher than usual

CEPEA says that the average price, for the week ending April 15, is already the second-highest for the month. The same was observed in the first quarter of 2019, when the nominal average in January was only lower than in January 2018 and the nominal averages in February and March were only lower than in the same months of 2016.

Brazil Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Pakistan’s mango crop reduced by adverse weather

The Economic Survey of Pakistan says that the harvest may also be late. A lot of unripe fruit has been downed by recent high winds and rain, according to local media.

Pakistan Beverages

Dried fruit industry gets a younger outlook

Turkish dried fruit processor Sanford AS is targeting younger generations with a wide range of products aimed at children between 18-24 months, IEG Vu learned at the Polaris event in Athens (April 15-17).

Dried Fruit & Nuts Frozen Foods

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products
See All

Canned & Tomato Products Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Canned and Tomato Products

UK food and beverage brand improves environmental credentials

The company is introducing shrink-wrap packaging made from 50% post-consumer recycled waste (PCRW). By the end of the year, all its UK-made brands and products it makes under private label will come packed in the sustainable wrapping.

United Kingdom Commercial

Ontario minister calls for processed tomato pricing overhaul

Ontario agriculture minister Ernie Hardeman has called for the province's vegetable processing industry marketing and pricing system overhaul, and received a backlash from the industry.

Canada Canned Tomatoes

US frozen albacore raw material supply to Europe subject to airline subsidy disputes

Frozen albacore raw material is included in the preliminary list of products the European Commission announced yesterday (April 17), in the context of the EU and US trade tariff dispute over Boeing and Airbus subsidies.

International Canned & Tomato Products

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

New area promised for key Spanish food exhibition

One of the three key European food shows, Alimentaria is promising greater focus on fin, organic, ‘free from’, halal and functional foods next year with a new product sector, Food Trends. The show is once again being held with Hostelco, which covers the Horeca industry.

Spain Beverages

Climate change will impact tuna fisheries’ target species, study says

Under marine global warming scenarios, the study ‘Climate change will redistribute tuna’ foresees key tuna species skipjack, yellowfin, bluefin and albacore moving to optimised habitats widely disseminated from EEZ waters to the poles.

International Europe
See All

Cocoa Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Cocoa

North American cocoa grindings rise within expectations

North American cocoa grindings rose more or less within market forecasts, data from the National Confectioners Association (NCA) showed on Thursday (April 18).

Cocoa Demand

Weekly Review: Grind growth versus rising crop potential leaves cocoa volatile

Slightly better than expected European first quarter 2019 grind results failed to stop cocoa prices initially melting off last week’s final nine-month highs.

Cocoa Futures

Futures Review: Grind data leads to volatile few trading days in cocoa

Cocoa futures in both markets firm up following grinding data from Asia.

Cocoa Futures

Asian Q1 cocoa grind up by 9.5%

Cocoa processing in Asia rose 9.5% in the first quarter of 2019 from a year earlier, the latest data from the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) showed.

Cocoa Malaysia

Ivory cocoa arrivals dip slightly

Cocoa port arrivals into Ivory Coast are still rising in year-ago comparisons, though percentage increases had a slip this week.

Cocoa Price

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products
See All

Coffee Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Coffee

Brazilian coffee group Três Corações profits rise in 2018

Brazil’s largest manufacturer of roasted and ground coffee, Três Corações reported a net profit of BRL 298.4 million (USD75.95 million) in 2018, up 16.6% over the previous year.

Brazil Coffee

Weekly Review: No end in sight yet to coffee producers’ woes

Fund selling and a weaker Real were again cited behind another slump in coffee prices, taking the nearby arabica contract down to fresh 13-year lows.

Coffee Arabica

Brazilian coffee prices drop sharply

Brazil's Cepea reported a sharp drop in domestic prices last week on spillover weakness from the "C" arabica market and a weaker local currency.

Brazil Coffee

Futures Review: Arabica coffee plunges to 13½-year low

Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell to a 13½-year low, weighed down by ongoing concern over massive supplies and a weakening of the Brazilian currency to a three-week low.

Coffee Arabica

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

New area promised for key Spanish food exhibition

One of the three key European food shows, Alimentaria is promising greater focus on fin, organic, ‘free from’, halal and functional foods next year with a new product sector, Food Trends. The show is once again being held with Hostelco, which covers the Horeca industry.

Spain Beverages
See All

Dairy Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Dairy

IDF to improve quality of Brazilian milk

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is set to encourage better international practices for Brazilian milk production, according to its Director, Caroline Emond.

Brazil Milk

Dairy Price Update: Eastern European dairy volatility continues

Both Polish and Czech commodities continued showing volatility, with wholesale prices only down by marginal levels in Poland.

Butter Cheese

Granarolo ups stake in Italian cheese maker

Bologna-based Granarolo announced it has increased its stake in Venchiaredo, a specialty cheese producer.

Italy Cheese

Traders shun intervention SMP with only 33 tonnes sold

The EU's campaign to clear the last of its intervention skimmed milk powder has run out of steam, with only a small fraction of the remaining stockpile being sold at this week's tender.

EU SMP

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

New area promised for key Spanish food exhibition

One of the three key European food shows, Alimentaria is promising greater focus on fin, organic, ‘free from’, halal and functional foods next year with a new product sector, Food Trends. The show is once again being held with Hostelco, which covers the Horeca industry.

Spain Beverages
See All

Dried Fruit & Nuts Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Dried Fruit and Nuts

Strong dried fruit sales pre-Easter

The sudden onset of warmer weather in the UK will divert attention from traditional bakery products containing dried fruit to other more seasonal lines, such as salads and summer recipes. The good news is that UK importers have reported strong pre-Easter sales and virtually no delays either for shipment or at the ports of arrival. The only ongoing difficulty is the continuing fluctuation in the value of sterling against both the euro and the US dollar.

United Kingdom Turkey

57,000 hectares of Spanish almonds, fruits and oranges affected by frosts and winds

The Spanish agriculture insurance specialist, Agroseguro, claims that 57,610 hectares of orange, fruit and almond plantations were impacted by March frosts in the eastern Spanish regions of Catalonia, Valencia and Castile-La Mancha after frosts and strong winds between December 2018 and March 2019.

Almonds Fresh Artichokes

Dried fruit industry gets a younger outlook

Turkish dried fruit processor Sanford AS is targeting younger generations with a wide range of products aimed at children between 18-24 months, IEG Vu learned at the Polaris event in Athens (April 15-17).

Dried Fruit & Nuts Frozen Foods

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

New area promised for key Spanish food exhibition

One of the three key European food shows, Alimentaria is promising greater focus on fin, organic, ‘free from’, halal and functional foods next year with a new product sector, Food Trends. The show is once again being held with Hostelco, which covers the Horeca industry.

Spain Beverages

US raisin shipment fall for all main importers

California raisin shipments totalled 148,488 packaged (short) tons from August 2018-February 2019, 27% less than in the same period the previous season.

Dried Vine Fruit United States
See All

Fresh Fruit & Veg Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

57,000 hectares of Spanish almonds, fruits and oranges affected by frosts and winds

The Spanish agriculture insurance specialist, Agroseguro, claims that 57,610 hectares of orange, fruit and almond plantations were impacted by March frosts in the eastern Spanish regions of Catalonia, Valencia and Castile-La Mancha after frosts and strong winds between December 2018 and March 2019.

Almonds Fresh Artichokes

Bulgarian fruit hit by severe frosts

Recent overnight frosts in Bulgaria are reported to have inflicted significant damage on fruit plantations in the north-east of the country.

Bulgaria Fresh Apples

Brazilian Tahiti lime prices higher than usual

CEPEA says that the average price, for the week ending April 15, is already the second-highest for the month. The same was observed in the first quarter of 2019, when the nominal average in January was only lower than in January 2018 and the nominal averages in February and March were only lower than in the same months of 2016.

Brazil Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Pakistan’s mango crop reduced by adverse weather

The Economic Survey of Pakistan says that the harvest may also be late. A lot of unripe fruit has been downed by recent high winds and rain, according to local media.

Pakistan Beverages

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

New area promised for key Spanish food exhibition

One of the three key European food shows, Alimentaria is promising greater focus on fin, organic, ‘free from’, halal and functional foods next year with a new product sector, Food Trends. The show is once again being held with Hostelco, which covers the Horeca industry.

Spain Beverages
See All

Frozen Foods Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Frozen Foods

Ontario minister calls for processed tomato pricing overhaul

Ontario agriculture minister Ernie Hardeman has called for the province's vegetable processing industry marketing and pricing system overhaul, and received a backlash from the industry.

Canada Canned Tomatoes

Dried fruit industry gets a younger outlook

Turkish dried fruit processor Sanford AS is targeting younger generations with a wide range of products aimed at children between 18-24 months, IEG Vu learned at the Polaris event in Athens (April 15-17).

Dried Fruit & Nuts Frozen Foods

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

Organic frozen fruit in demand in Europe

France are Germany are the largest buyers of organic frozen fruit in Europe, according to Hristina (Tina) Radosavljevic of Serbian fruit processor Fortis, at Athens during the Polaris B2B event (15-17 April)

Europe Frozen Foods

New area promised for key Spanish food exhibition

One of the three key European food shows, Alimentaria is promising greater focus on fin, organic, ‘free from’, halal and functional foods next year with a new product sector, Food Trends. The show is once again being held with Hostelco, which covers the Horeca industry.

Spain Beverages

Indian mango season uncertain due to weather

India might not repeat last season’s bumper mango crop due to a lack of rain in the past weeks, IEG Vu was told at the Polaris Frozen B2B event held in Athens on April 15-17.

Frozen Foods Mango Puree
See All

Grains & Feed Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Grains and Feed

US Futures Review: Wheat weighed down by weather, crop prospects

US wheat markets closed lower to start the week with Minneapolis being the leader to the downside.

Wheat Demand

US Futures Review: Corn hit by speculative selling

Corn prices were weaker on Monday, with the May settling 3 1/4 cent to $3.54 3/4.

Corn Planted area

US Futures Review: Soybeans lower on spillover pressure from grains

Soybean futures ended lower Monday, pressured by weakness in wheat and corn futures. Soybean meal and soybean oil futures also settled modestly lower. May soybeans were 3 1/2 cents lower at USD8.77.

Soy Futures

USDA Crop Progress: Corn planting slow as winter wheat ratings rise

US farmers are slowly making progress toward getting the growing season underway for spring-planted crops, with corn, soybean and spring wheat planting all running behind the average pace normally seen at this time of year.

Corn Wheat

Weekly Review: Corn not panicking yet over US planting delays

Ample US and global stocks continue to anchor corn values against concerns about slow US planting progress.

Corn Futures

US Futures Review: Soybeans edge higher ahead of holiday weekend

Soybean futures posted slight gains Thursday, finding technical support after two days of sharp losses. Soybean meal futures ended lower, while soybean oil futures saw modest gains. May soybeans were 1 1/2 cents higher at USD8.80 1/2.

Soy Futures
See All

Meat & Livestock Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Meat and Livestock

Latest From Meat & Livestock

EU lamb prices rise further as imports decline

EU lamb prices have risen further over the past week, breaking back through the EUR550 per 100kg barrier for the first time since last June.

EU Sheep & Goats

EU pig prices surge again, but calmer weeks may lie ahead

The price explosion on European pig markets has continued over the past week, with prices once more surging upwards in response to Chinese import demand.

EU Hogs & Pork

US Senator files bill to require task force on Brazilian beef and poultry imports

A new bill introduced last week by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) would temporarily suspend beef and poultry imports from Brazil until USDA sets up a new food safety working group that can recommend whether the products are safe.

United States Cattle & Beef

EU to ease import restrictions on beef from Argentina

EU member states have agreed on a series of changes to rules on imports of animal products from countries including Argentina, Russia and Egypt.

EU Argentina

Tunisia opens market to US beef and poultry

U.S. meat exporters secured access to another new market in North Africa this week as Tunisia opened its market to American beef, poultry and egg products.

United States Tunisia

Brazilian beef market update: Attractive prices driving up cattle sales

Trade in beef cattle accelerated in Brazil last week as producers sought to take advantage of current high prices.

Brazil Cattle & Beef
See All

Oils & Oilseeds Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Oils and Oilseeds

US Futures Review: Soybeans lower on spillover pressure from grains

Soybean futures ended lower Monday, pressured by weakness in wheat and corn futures. Soybean meal and soybean oil futures also settled modestly lower. May soybeans were 3 1/2 cents lower at USD8.77.

Soy Futures

USDA Crop Progress: Corn planting slow as winter wheat ratings rise

US farmers are slowly making progress toward getting the growing season underway for spring-planted crops, with corn, soybean and spring wheat planting all running behind the average pace normally seen at this time of year.

Corn Wheat

US Futures Review: Soybeans edge higher ahead of holiday weekend

Soybean futures posted slight gains Thursday, finding technical support after two days of sharp losses. Soybean meal futures ended lower, while soybean oil futures saw modest gains. May soybeans were 1 1/2 cents higher at USD8.80 1/2.

Soy Futures

USDA Export Sales: Soy sales low again

Sales of US soybeans for the week to April 11 came in at the low end of expectations.

United States Soy

Amaggi reports better results on large production and good pace of exports

Amaggi, one of the largest producers and processors of grains and oilseeds in Brazil, had its 2018 results lifted by good momentum of the Brazilian soybean market last year, mainly in production and export of the oilseed from Brazil.

Financial Results Brazil

Weekly Review: Rapeseed awaits clearer crop picture

Mixed weather ahead of largest rapeseed supplier Canada’s spring sowing campaign and a pending acreage assessment by official body Statistics Canada next week kept Winnipeg futures within a narrow trading.

Rapeseed Futures
See All

Spices & Exotics Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Spices and Exotics

Sharp fall in Nepalese cardamom exports

Nepal’s cardamom exports fell by 37.7% in volume to 1,858 tonnes and by 42.8% to NPR1.5 billion (USD13.7 million) in H1 2018/2019 (15 July-15 January) compared with the same period in the previous season, due to a higher Indian crop in that period, according to Nepalese authorities.

Nepal India

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products

New area promised for key Spanish food exhibition

One of the three key European food shows, Alimentaria is promising greater focus on fin, organic, ‘free from’, halal and functional foods next year with a new product sector, Food Trends. The show is once again being held with Hostelco, which covers the Horeca industry.

Spain Beverages

Bearish Indian turmeric prices after a brief recovery

Indian turmeric prices started to fall from April 9 onwards, after experiencing a gradual recovery from April 1 due to strong 2018/19 crop.

Turmeric India

US dried fruit, wine and tomato ketchup could be hit with new EU import tariffs

US food and drink products could be hit with additional import duties by the European Union, as a trade dispute between the two markets over aircraft subsidies escalates.

Tariffs Trade Disputes

Sharp fall in Ukrainian honey exports

Ukraine’s honey exports fell by 27% in volume to 49,460 tonnes and by 26.7% in value to USD98.2 mln in 2018 compared with the previous year.  

Honey Ukraine
See All

Sugar Explore this Topic

Set Alert for IEG Vu Commodities :: Sugar

Weekly Review: Sugar still range-bound

Crests and troughs in the sugar market have been getting closer through 2019 to date, suggesting the known fundamentals are now mostly priced in.

Sugar Cane Sugar

Pakistan sugar output 9% behind last year

Pakistan produced 1,602,774 tonnes of sugar cane, white value, in February 2019, up 12% from 1,433,016 in the same month last year, official data showed.

Pakistan Sugar

Brazil’s Canaplan sees CS sugar output up at 28 mln tonnes

Sugar mills in Brazil’s Centre/South (CS) region are expected to raise sugar production in the new 2019/20 season to somewhere between 27 and 28 million tonnes, tel quel, from 26.5 mln in 2018/19, local consultancy Canaplan projected.

Brazil Sugar

France’s Cristal Union mulls closure of two sugar factories

Cristal Union plans to close two sugar factories in France, local daily L'Opinion reported.

Cristal Union Sugar

Futures Review: Sugar retreats on weaker Brazilian real

Raw sugar futures in New York ended lower for the third straight session as a weaker Brazilian real weighed on the market.

Sugar Cane Sugar

Announcement: IEG Vu Easter editorial hours

IEG Vu’s London office will be closed on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) due to UK national holidays.

Beverages Canned & Tomato Products
See All
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register