Renzo Piraccini: “Macfrut is the place to be to find out where the sector is headed.”

EastFruit, 16 May 2024 10:20

Macfrut, the international event for the fruit and vegetable supply chain, has once again received an enthusiastic response from exhibitors. A total of 56,200 people attended the three-day trade fair at the Rimini Expo Centre, an increase of 13% on last year. This was the most exciting edition yet, and... Сообщение Renzo Piraccini: “Macfrut is the place to be to find out where the sector is headed.” появились сначала на EastFruit.

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10 June 2024
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9 June 2024
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7 June 2024
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6 June 2024
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5 June 2024
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3 June 2024
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1 June 2024
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31 May 2024
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30 May 2024
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29 May 2024
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Despite a challenging 2023, Moroccan berry exporters have rebounded in 2024, according to EastFruit. During the first three months of this year, fresh berry exports reached an impressive 66,000 tons – a nearly 20% increase over the previous year. This surge sets a promising tone for the entire export season.... Сообщение Moroccan fresh berry exports surge to new heights again появились сначала на EastFruit.
9:50
According to a report by EastFruit, early cabbage and onions from Uzbekistan have made their way onto the shelves of supermarkets in Riga, Latvia. Despite the considerable distance these products had to travel, they turned out to be remarkably affordable. Specifically, Uzbek onions are retailing at €0.75 per kilogram, while early... Сообщение Uzbekistan’s onions and cabbage: affordable offerings on EU supermarket shelves (pictures) появились сначала на EastFruit.
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Currently, the European market for frozen strawberries is predominantly influenced by Egyptian suppliers. Despite this, the cultivation and freezing of these berries within Europe persist. The team at EastFruit has conducted an analysis of the most recent market trends to ascertain whether Egypt’s dominance will compel European producers to abandon... Сообщение European market analysis: frozen strawberries amidst Egypt’s market expansion появились сначала на EastFruit.
28 May 2024
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Climate disasters, unfortunately, have become the norm in the recent years, and it is the fruit and vegetable sector, as the most sensitive to climate change, that suffers more than other segments of agriculture. According to EastFruit analysts, in Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries, the spring of 2024 turned... Сообщение Harvest of Uzbekistan’s cherries is delayed – are prices and exports likely to be impacted? появились сначала на EastFruit.
27 May 2024
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Recent developments have indicated a concerted effort to depress raspberry prices within the Ukrainian and Polish markets. According to EastFruit analysts, the forthcoming raspberry season is poised to commence significantly earlier than historical norms, a trend observable even in Ukraine’s eastern territories where early raspberry varieties are already nearing maturity.... Сообщение Efforts to undercut raspberry prices detected in Ukraine and Poland появились сначала на EastFruit.
25 May 2024
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The season for Turkish apples has been a very positive one, with sales at a very high level, says Merve Akyol, export specialist for Turkish produce exporter TEO Export: “This year, the Turkish apple season has been very good. Our sales were very fast, to the point where we couldn’t... Сообщение Turkish apple sales were very fast this season появились сначала на EastFruit.
24 May 2024
12:40
According to EastFruit analysts, a unique trade mission organized by the Project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for exporters from Morocco and Egypt to Uzbekistan on May 21-22, 2023, turned out to be very fruitful!... Сообщение Uzbekistan is ready to import more fruits from Egypt and Morocco (video)! появились сначала на EastFruit.
9:10
In a remarkable turnaround from the challenges faced last autumn, Morocco has successfully resumed its greenhouse tomato exports this year. According to EastFruit, the first quarter of 2024 has seen Moroccan tomato exports reach new heights. From January to March, Morocco shipped out 266,000 tons of greenhouse tomatoes, marking a... Сообщение Morocco’s greenhouse tomato exports surge again in 2024 появились сначала на EastFruit.
23 May 2024
16:50
The Ukrainian market is currently experiencing a significant surge in the cost of garden strawberries, as highlighted by EastFruit’s analysts. Unseasonably cool weather across the primary strawberry-growing regions has hindered the swift maturation of the local crop, prompting growers to elevate their pricing to compensate for the delayed harvest.  ... Сообщение Exploring the surge in strawberry prices in Ukraine появились сначала на EastFruit.
14:20
Moroccan tomato producers have been subjected to disturbances in France, notably in Perpignan, with the Moroccan Confederation of Agriculture (COMADER) attributing these actions to three French agricultural groups. COMADER has expressed a commitment to cooperation within the framework of European trade agreements, while condemning the “unjustified attacks” on their exports... Сообщение Moroccan growers condemn attacks on tomatoes in France появились сначала на EastFruit.
22 May 2024
15:40
According to EastFruit’s analysts, citing market participants, last year’s potatoes in the Ukrainian market have experienced a notable price surge over the weekend.   As of today, farmers are selling potatoes from the 2023 harvest at prices ranging from 15 to 22 UAH per kilogram (approximately $0.38 to $0.55 per kilogram), depending on quality, variety,... Сообщение Last year’s potatoes in Ukraine now triple the price compared to previous year появились сначала на EastFruit.
9:10
It looks to be another positive Turkish blueberry season, although the yield might be below expectations, says Halil Oymak of Turkish blueberry exporter Fall Creek: “The Turkish blueberry season looks very good this year. The winter months were not cold and there was no excessive rainfall in the spring. That’s... Сообщение Turkish blueberry planting areas have grown by 50% появились сначала на EastFruit.
21 May 2024
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EastFruit analysts have observed a decline in the export conditions for these commodities from Uzbekistan. Effective May 14, 2024, the nation’s Cabinet of Ministers has mandated that previously suggested prices for fruits and vegetables, accessible via a designated link, now serve as the minimum allowable prices. Consequently, the export of... Сообщение Uzbekistan delivers another blow to its own export of fruits and vegetables появились сначала на EastFruit.
20 May 2024
13:00
EastFruit analysts report that Ukraine started importing substantial quantities of the new onion harvest from Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan last week. These nations began their harvest over a month ago, ensuring an ample supply of high-quality onions capable of enduring the lengthy journey to Ukraine. The influx of onions from Uzbekistan... Сообщение Ukraine initiates importation of early onions from Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, raising questions about market prices появились сначала на EastFruit.
19 May 2024
9:00
Following the announcement by China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC), Hungary has been granted permission to export fresh cherries to China, contingent on meeting specific requirements, FreshPlaza notes. With China experiencing a significant surge in fresh cherry imports, Hungarian cherries are anticipated to gain market presence in China. In 2022,... Сообщение China opens its doors to fresh cherries from Hungary and Kyrgyzstan появились сначала на EastFruit.
18 May 2024
9:10
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17 May 2024
9:40
EastFruit’s analysts are diligently evaluating the extent of damage inflicted on fruit and vegetable crops by Ukraine’s recent frost events. For an overview of the initial assessment, please refer to the first segment of our report. Notably, since May 9th this year, nocturnal temperatures have plummeted to as low as... Сообщение Impact of May Frosts on Ukraine’s Blueberry and Raspberry Crops появились сначала на EastFruit.
9:10
In the wake of the May frosts, Ukraine’s fruit and vegetable plantations have faced a series of challenges. From May 9th to the present, nocturnal temperatures have plunged below freezing across the majority of the country, exerting a significant toll on these vital agricultural sectors. Reports indicate a spectrum of... Сообщение Assessing the Aftermath of May Frosts on Ukraine’s Horticulture появились сначала на EastFruit.
16 May 2024
16:00
Analysts from EastFruit have observed that Ukrainian strawberry growers have successfully increased their selling prices this week. Market operators attribute this uptick primarily to the erratic and scant supplies of the fruit, a consequence of deteriorating weather conditions in the primary strawberry-growing regions. Presently, Ukrainian growers are offering strawberries at... Сообщение Ukrainian strawberry prices surge amidst dropped temperature появились сначала на EastFruit.
10:20
Macfrut, the international event for the fruit and vegetable supply chain, has once again received an enthusiastic response from exhibitors. A total of 56,200 people attended the three-day trade fair at the Rimini Expo Centre, an increase of 13% on last year. This was the most exciting edition yet, and... Сообщение Renzo Piraccini: “Macfrut is the place to be to find out where the sector is headed.” появились сначала на EastFruit.
9:10
The European Union sources a substantial share of its plum imports from the Republic of Moldova. In fact, in 2023, Moldovan plums constituted 25% of the EU’s plum market. This data was highlighted by Deputy Prime Minister Dumitru Alaiba, the Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization, in a report by... Сообщение Moldova takes up to a quarter of EU’s plum imports in 2023 появились сначала на EastFruit.
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