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UK grower to expand its macadamia crop

The UK growing company Camellia, listed on the London exchange, is set to expand by 180 hectares its macadamia planted area in South Africa between 2019 and 2023, the company reported.

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Indian investors open coconut processing plant

The US company Apex Coco and Solar Energy has just opened a processing plant in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

 

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Argentine raisin exports expected to increase

Argentina is expected to export 40,000 tonnes of raisins in the 2020 marketing year (MY), 14.3% more year-on-year, from an anticipated harvest of 44,000 tonnes, 11.4% more than in the previous year, according to the USDA.

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Increasing consumer interest in Medjool dates

US company Atlas Produce reports growing demand for Medjool dates ahead of the next crop this September.

Dates United States

Shortage of dried apricots looks likely

The Turkish apricot crop is estimated at 100,000 tonnes, which matches the volume exported last year.

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UK buyers conclude first new season fig contracts

Our correspondent in Izmir, Turkey reports that, following a recent visit to the various fig growing regions surrounding Izmir, the quality of this year’s crop of Turkish figs is excellent.

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Sharp fall in US imports of raisins and dried apricots

US dried fruit imports dropped by 42% in volume to 46.6 million pounds and by 19% in value to USD63.1 million in H1 2019 compared with the same period the last year, seedless raisins and dried apricots having been the drivers of the fall.

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Banana chip market still problematic

Hopes for improved banana crops in the Philippines were raised by the arrival of rains a few weeks ago. However, these rains have not been sufficient and supply remains unstable, Dutch broker QFN Trading & Agency reports. 

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Russia allows access to US peanuts

US peanuts have regained access to the Russian market, with the ban expected to be lifted in three days, Rosselkhoznadzor said.

Russian Federation Peanuts

John B. Sanfilippo & Son reports better incomes despite sales fall

The US edible nut grower, processor and wholesaler John B. Sanfilippo & Son, reported a 21.5% net income increase in the financial year (FY) 2019 (June 28 2018-June 27 2019), after net sales declined by 1.4% to USD876.2 mln and sales volume increased by 1.4%.

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Too early to determine US almond crop

“While everyone is looking for clues to crop size in the early stages of harvest, it will be a couple of weeks before we have a better view on the crop. For now, it is the general belief that the crop will be larger than the unexpectedly low Objective Estimate of 2.2 billion pounds. With prices having cooled off, it appears that the market is trading [on the] basis [of] a crop size in the range of 2.4-2.5 bln lbs,” Olam stated.

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Select Harvests reports favourable almond yields

Select Harvests explained that the continued improvement in its almond yields reflects the benefit of the ongoing focus on high-performance horticultural programmes and a further investment in risk mitigating frost fans.

Almonds United States

Turkish hazelnut crop in full swing

Rainy weather in Turkish hazelnut growing areas is said not to be affecting the forthcoming crop or the quality.

Hazelnuts Production

US peanut crop condition slightly behind 2018

The average US peanut condition was considered good for 57% of the main US origins in the week ending on August 18, down from 58% in the previous year, according to the USDA.

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Shortage of dried apricots looks likely

The Turkish apricot crop is estimated at 100,000 tonnes, which matches the volume exported last year.

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Banana chip market still problematic

Hopes for improved banana crops in the Philippines were raised by the arrival of rains a few weeks ago. However, these rains have not been sufficient and supply remains unstable, Dutch broker QFN Trading & Agency reports. 

Dehydrated Banana Philippines

Dutch colouring food company to promote organic products at Italian exhibition

The Dutch company specialising  in colouring food GNT will highlight its range of certified organic products under the brand Exberry at the Sana expo, an organic fair being held in Bologna (Italy) from September 6-9.

 

Organics EU

Kraft Heinz reports lower sales in all markets

The Kraft Heinz Company preliminary financial results for the first half of 2019 show lower net sales in all markets, although consumption growth was highlighted in nuts, refrigerated meals, dairy and condiment categories.

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Banana chip supply looks set to improve

The availability of raw material is slowly improving again, Dutch broker QFN Trading & Agency noted in a report today.

Dehydrated Banana Philippines

US raisin and dried apricot import fall steepens

US imports of dried fruits dropped by 38% in volume to 39.6 million pounds and by 15% in value to USD53.3 mln between January and May 2019, compared with the same period in the previous year after sultana, raisin, dried apricot, papaya and cherry fall steepened.

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