Serbian frozen raspberry exporters increased their trade to Russia by almost two-fold last year, as local demand from leading supplier Poland fell.

Chinese AJC exports drop by 26% in January

China exported just over 37,000 tonnes of AJC in January, compared with 50,648 tonnes in January 2014.

Brazilian late season cashew prices firm

Cashews Brazil’s cashew nut market at the start of this year continues to be firm and with “very elevated” farmgate prices.

Australia on track for record macadamia crop

Macadamias Australian macadamia growers are on track for a record crop this year, despite damage to farms in central Queensland by ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Russia refuses to lift EU trade embargo

Russia's deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovic, has said the country will not cancel the embargo imposed on countries that introduced sanctions on Russia.

US pear canners increase growers' payments

Pacific Northwest pear canners have agreed to pay growers USD20 per (short) ton more each year for the next three years to achieve the volumes they need, newswire Capital Press reports.

Russian embargo six months on: SPECIAL

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Almond sellers undeterred by Russian ban

Russia's agricultural import ban appears to have had minimal impact on US almond sales, leading industry sources have indicated.

New members join tomato trade association

Italian tomato processors association Pomorete has expanded its membership after three new companies joined the trade group, bringing total affiliatio...

Pepsico to close Russian fruit juice plant

The closure has been scheduled for June. Production of the plant, in Ramenskoye (Moscow region), will be partially transferred to PepsiCo's facility i...

Danone squeezed on value dairy lines

Danone is stepping up sales in Russia of its premium-priced products as a result of the continuing embargo on western dairy products.

Canned sales in Russia lead Bonduelle’s results

France-based Bonduelle, which specialises in canned and frozen vegetables, hit a half-year sales record of EUR1.019 billion (USD1.14bln), thanks large...

USDA opens bids for frozen broccoli

The USDA has opened a bid to local suppliers of frozen broccoli to be used in governmental nutrition programmes.The bidding window opened on February ...

Russian embargo, six months on: TIMELINE

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Russian retailers tighten belts as inflation bites

Up to one-third of retailers in the country could go under, according to a new report from the USDA.

New drink concepts aim to tap into mood adjustment

Sensient Flavors' German operation has developed a range of new beverage concepts "for emotional wellbeing".

Grupo Calvo eyes markets outside the EU

The Salvador-based branch of Grupo Calvo, the world’s fourth largest tuna processing company, intends to export canned tuna to Russia, China and Vietnam. The co...

Australia orders 100% Chinese frozen berry testing

Following the hepatitis outbreak linked to imports of frozen berries packed in China, the Australian government has implemented testing of all shipments from fa...

DFN

US supply of dried fruit and nuts will improve, but slowly

It could take up to two months before supplies of dried fruit and nuts from California return to normal following the end of the slowdown in the West Coast port...

Don't count on Russia lifting import embargo soon

There is growing speculation among food and agricultural policy analysts that Russia could soon lift some or all of the sanctions imposed six months ago on the ...

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Russian embargo, six months on: TIMELINE

Click on the links below to the analysis of the impact of the Russian ban on imports on certain products from the EU, the US and other countries.

Official confirmation of HLB vector in Spain

The arrival of the African citrus psyllid (Trioza erytreae), a vector of the dangerous HLB disease (greening) in citrus plants, was officially confirmed by the ...

Tomato sauce sales concluded under 2015 TRQs

Unilever de Centroamérica from Panama purchased 1,100 tonnes of tomato sauce with dry tomato extract content equal to or above 5% from UL Costa Rica for USD3.88...

Mangoes

Zambian plant will process local mango into juice

A mango juice processing plant is to be commissioned in Mongu, Zambia, this year with an initial investment of over ZMW650,000 (USSD93,000).

Syriza Greek victory could inspire more anti-austerity groups

Greece has a new left-wing coalition government, led by Alexis Tsipras of Syriza, which is seeking extensive debt-relief from Brussels, having been resounding e...