Table grapes rose sharply in Moldova. White varieties of table grapes rose in price the least - by 31.9% in October. Table grapes "Moldova" are the most famous variety in the country grew in price by 48.4% almost one and a half times. Other darker grape varieties rose less significantly, most dramatically red and pink varieties by 65% per month. [...]
The purchase price of cabbage in Georgia today is 18 cents per kilogram. [...]
The research team at the University of Santiago found a way to store sliced fruit for 30 days. New development allows is protect the pulp from darkening. [...]
Prices on grapes and peaches are continuing to rise due to the reduction in price of apples in Poland
The price of peach has increased by almost 10%, and white grapes by 15% over the past month. [...]
In the Parliament of Moldova at the final stage of adoption is a bill that provides for the mandatory allocation of 50% of the area in fruit and vegetable stores for Moldovan products. This amendment to the current law on internal trade applies only to the activities of stores with an area of not more than 250 square meters. Most of the shopping facilities included in the supermarket chain have large areas. [...]
The Commission on agriculture and food industry of the Parliament of Moldova approved the draft law on the quality of fresh vegetables and fruits for the first reading. [...]
In the middle of this week, Moldova fully used the annual quota for duty-free supplies of plum to the European Union. [...]
The Rosselkhoznadzor employees carry out an inspection of export planting material from Serbia, Austria and Hungary. [...]
In the Polish media continues the discussion of the falling value of apples on the background of rising demand due to excessive harvest.
According to the report, the purchase price of Apple processing enterprises in August was 0.05 euros per kilogram, which is 70% lower than the cost of apples in the same period last year. The purchase price of pears, cherries and plums for processing was also significantly decreased.
One of the farmers shared the story that he was forced to throw away his crop when the producer of Apple juice, to whom he sold fruits, reduced the purchase price from 0.045 euros per kilogram to 0.04 euros.
In September, farmers protested at fruit processing plants in Ljubljana. Employees of the three companies demanded to raise the cost of raw materials to 0.08 euros per kilogram.
The Association of fruit producers of Poland is negotiating with factories to raise prices for raw materials, however, it is not possible to come to an agreement with the owners of enterprises today. The situation is complicated by the stable consumption of Apple juice with an increasing volume of Apple production and growing competition from producers in Ukraine and Moldova. The size of the market remains the same, despite the growth of industrial production of apples.[...]
In connection with suspicions of re-export of prohibited products, the Rosselkhoznadzor sends an inspector to Belarus for pre-shipment control of champignons. [...]
Ten-percent tariffs on goods imported from China in the amount of $ 200 billion, came into force in the United States from zero local time. [...]
In 2018 there is a significant increase in the export of fresh grapes from Turkey. [...]
Representatives of the AIFV participated in a working meeting with a delegation from Dezhou City, China
A presentation on the topic "Safety of the quality of agricultural exports of the city of Dezhou and the study of human resources" was made by the General Secretary of the City Committee of the CPC, Dezhou City, Chen Yong. [...]
Ukraine has achieved a record volume of frozen berries exports due to the growth of capacity for shock freezing
During the first three months of the new season, the export of frozen berries and other fruits reached almost 20,000 tons.
Ukraine increased export of frozen berries and other fruits by 80% in value terms, receiving more than $ 35 million in export earnings. The volume of exports reached almost 20 thousand tons, which became a new indicator for the first three months of the season.
Such a breakthrough in the export of frozen berries became possible due to a sharp increase in raspberry production last year, when a significant part of the production was not realized as a result of a shortage of capacity for freezing. Therefore, at the end of the year, several new projects appeared on the shock freezing of fruit and vegetable products, which have already begun in the new season.
In 2018, the production of berries continued to grow. Increased production of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, which led to a further decline in prices for them. This coincided with a good harvest of wild berries such as blueberries, which further exacerbated the situation. As a result, raspberries of summer varieties were often bought for freezing at 7-10 UAH / kg. In exceptional cases, prices exceeded 10 UAH / kg. And even in the fresh market get a price above 20 UAH. / kg is practically not possible.
Today raspberries are bought at a reduced price, which allows sellers to create a good base for successful exports. And although world prices for berries remain low, at such a low purchase price, exporters should not have any special problems in making a profit.
An important role in the success of export of berries is played by the activities of industry associations, in particular the Ukrainian Fruit and Vegetable Association, as well as projects of FAO, the EBRD and the EU4. In the framework of this project, successful trade missions were conducted, trainings were conducted, fundamental research of the market was published. Thanks to this activity, Ukrainian berries were recognized even in Asian countries, which are a very promising market for fruits and vegetables.
By the way, the increase in frost resistance also contributed to the growth of production and exports of frozen vegetables. In the first three months of the new season, revenues from exports of frozen vegetables grew 1.5 times to $ 1.1 million.[...]