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New Zealander manuka honey firm expands in the US and China

The manuka honey processor Comvita, which is listed in the New Zealand stock market (NZX), has started to expand its honey-based products in the US and China, the general manager of Comvita Emea, Rashda Ali told IEG Vu in the Natural & Organic Products Europe exhibition in London on March 23.

Honey New Zealand Markets

Slow demand for Turkish white poppyseed despite Indian policy shift

The Indian government recently lifted the ban on Turkish white poppyseed imports into India, which had been in place for 20 months. However, demand remains sluggish.

Poppy Seed India Turkey


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Indian cumin seed prices start a downward trend

Indian cumin seed prices have been easing of late, after a short increase in previous weeks.

Cumin India

Peruvian ginger exports soared in 2017

Peruvian ginger exports of whole product (HS 091011) rocketed by 79.1% in value to USD50.5 million and doubled in volume to 50,577 tonnes in 2017 compared with the previous year.

Ginger Peru

Slight increase in Vietnamese pepper price

Vietnam pepper’s price has increased in the last weeks despite the good harvests in India, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Pepper Vietnam

IEG Vu Weekly Prices Briefing: Sugar declines on ample supply; corn rangebound; cashew prices ease

International sugar prices were further undermined by the global supply glut last week while corn was range bound on lack of news. Cashew prices have been dragged down by favourable crops, particularly in Vietnam, Cambodia and India.

Sugar Corn

Guatemala records major boost in cardamom exports

Guatemala’s cardamom exports rocketed by 60.3% to USD367.1 million in 2017 compared with 2016, propelled by the prices.

Cardamom Guatemala

Russian spices market may grow by 20% this year

Value and volume growth in the Russian spices and seasonings is being attributed to the recovery of the national economy from the crisis and the rise of local purchasing power.

Russian Federation Spices & Exotics
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UNCTAD calls for reform in gum Arabic sector

Gum Arabic is not only an exotic commodity but also has the power to drive development in the African nations that produce it, some of them the poorest nations in the world.

Waxes & Gums Senegal

Argentine citrus processor opens essential oil plant

The Argentine grocery company Ledesma has opened a new fruit essential oil factory in the North Eastern region of Jujuy, one of the main national lemon and orange growing areas.

Citrus Oils Essential Oils

West Ukraine opens first honey processing plant

Honey producer Renoma LLC has opened the first-ever honey and bee product processing factory in Lviv region, west Ukraine.

Honey Ukraine

Unsteady weather drives down Italian honey crop

The cold and the strong rain falls in the last months have delayed the flowering season in Italy, having sharply reduced honey bee activity.

Honey Italy

New bee feeding case shows honey adulteration

QSI, a German laboratory specialising in fraudulent practices in the food industry, has been running checks for inappropriate bee feed and found instances of honey adulterated with sugar syrup.

Honey Mexico

Ukraine to establish first-ever honey producing cluster

The regional government of Poltava announced the creation of Medi Mezhrichia, Ukraine's first agro-industrial beekeeping cluster, at an industry conference this week.
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