Thailand's January-June PJC exports were just 47,725 tonnes, according to the latest GTIS and Customs statistics.

Eastern Pacific Ocean tuna catches 19% up

Total tuna catches in the Eastern Pacific Ocean increased by almost one-fifth to 295,378 tonnes during the first five months of 2015, year-on-year.

Coca crops to be replaced with pineapple

The Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) is investing some PEN75 million (USD23.5 mln) to replace plantations of coca with legal crops such as coffee, cocoa and pineapple.

New tomato research centre for Portugal

A lease agreement has been signed in Portugal for the new Centre of Competence for the Industrial Tomato Sector (CCTI) in Cartaxo municipality in Santarém district.

Spain at top speed to process tomato crop

Spain’s tomato processing industries are now “practically operating at 100% capacity”, according to industry officials.

Japan a steady purchaser of peanuts in H1

Japan has maintained a steady volume on peanut imports over the first six months of this year.

Brazilian FCOJ inventory dips only slightly

Brazil’s industry association, CitrusBR, has announced that global inventories of Brazilian OJ held by its member companies totalled 510,393 tonnes of...

Spain to grow pistachio trees in Salamanca

Spanish researchers are field testing pistachio trees in different regions of Salamanca in order to determine which areas and varieties would be best ...

Israel on track for good dates crops

Israel’s forthcoming date crops look promising, according to Avi Dagul, founder and chief executive of Field Produce Marketing.

Innocent launches range of juice/water blends

Innocent Light & Juicy is a new range of juice blends that combine our finest fruit, some water and a dash of coconut water to make a drink that is na...

Health focus main driver for Chilean prune trade

The focus on the health benefits related to prune consumption is already showing positive results in some markets, according to the Chile Prunes Assoc...

Latvian fish canneries to export to China

China has given the green light to another 19 Latvian fish processing firms to export their products to China, The Baltic Course reports.

Fish canner wins Friend of the Sea certification

Friend of the Sea stated that the Moroccan seafood canner Merveilles des Mers has positively undergone audit for sustainable fishery and chain of cust...

Special: FOODNEWS' quarterly trade roundup

Welcome to this first FOODNEWS trade roundup, where we put together our most recent articles regarding trade movements, import and export flows for al...

Declining European fruit juice consumption

There was a 3.3% volume fall in consumption of fruit juices and nectars in the EU last year, according to the latest AIJN Liquid Fruit Report.

Chinese IQF strawberry prices lowest on record

China is back in the ring with offers for frozen strawberries that are at their lowest price since at least 2011 and finally in line with EU current prices, although trad...

Sharp rise in French wine production in 2014

France’s 2014 wine production is estimated at 4.6 billion litres, 12% more than in 2013 (4.1 bln litres), but still below 2011's record production of 5.1 bln li...

Thai Union to independently audit its supply chain

US-based firm UL, an independent auditing group, will audit all of Thai Union’s supply chain across all species by next year, as it emerges Thailand will stay o...

UAE food, juice and dairy giant's H2 profits soar

Agthia Group has reported that its net profit for the first half of 2015 increased 20% from the same period in 2014 to AED125 million (USD34 mln), driven by hig...


DFN markets active despite European holidays

Despite the holidays in western Europe, there is still a reasonable level of activity across the key dried fruit and nut sectors, Catz International observed in...

EU aid for fruit/veg and dairy confirmed

EU emergency support schemes for fruit, vegetable and dairy farmers are to be extended into 2016, to help those worst affected by Russia’s ongoing import embarg...

Millions of rows of trade data available to subscribers

Use our new Trade Dashboard to view millions of rows of trade data for processed food commodities - from AJC to tomato paste

Frozen sour cherry prices up by 30% in a month

An expected smaller production of sour cherries in Serbia and Hungary is driving up prices of frozen product, sources confirmed to FOODNEWS today.

Mexico to increase pineapple plantations

Mexican southern state is growing its plantation of pineapple amid a new supply contracts with distribution companies.

Storms damage Italian fruit and vegetables

Heavy rain and storms damaged agricultural crops in various parts of Italy in the last few days, as the heatwave gives way to scattered episodes of sudden bad w...

Jamba implements refranchising programme

Jamba Juice, a well-known juice bar chain, has announced the completion of a refranchising agreement for 73 of its juice bars in California.

FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement is out

The FOODNEWS Half Year Outlook supplement is now online and available for download.