Turkish Apricot Update

Exports in March were 8,836 tons tons, compared to 8,396 tons last year. Year to date exports are 75,727 tons compared to 75,275 tons last year. Average price for whole apricots year to date is $2767 FOB compared to $2742 same period last year March has shown strong exports throughout, projecting a total export of 100,000 tons. […]

Published: 8th April 2020

Banana Chip Update- Philippines

COVID-19 has now caused the National Government of the Philippines to declare a heightened community quarantine across the entire Luzon Island (North Philippines) and nationwide declaration of a state of calamity. This has been decided due to several cases being announced in that Region. On following this due to the limited movements from sources of green […]

Published: 23rd March 2020

Pineapple Update January 2020

Now we are approaching the completion of the first month in 2020, it has become apparent that there is a limited supply of Pineapple, which is rather strange in comparison to the historical records. People are now even more pessimistic over this years total supply, it is expected to be less than 1 million tons […]

Published: 24th January 2020

South Africa Vine Fruit Report

The Vine Fruit crop in South Africa is progressing well in both Upington and Vredendal. It had been indicated that this year’s crop will be 5000 MT more than 2019 crop reaching 80000 MT. This is despite the frost damage that hit the upper river area of the Orange River near Groblershoop and resulted in a […]

Published: 24th January 2020

New Crop Fig Update

The harvest of Figs is estimated to not start for another 3 weeks and a second harvest will take place in the second half of August for the lowland orchards, and early September for mountain figs. It has been said that the number of figs per branch seems higher than last year, typically there should be […]

Published: 29th July 2019

Inventory Position Reports for Raisins/Almonds/Walnuts from California from Fresh Pacific...

Raisins The industry is still trying to finalize the 2016 field price. Between the August 1 beginning inventory of 132,000 tons plus deliveries by independent growers, the packers have enough inventory to take them through February. This is why it has taken so long to arrive at a 2016 grower field prices. Wholesale prices will […]

Published: 13th January 2016