Special Latin America

Chile expects better blueberry season compared to last year

In the first week of December, Giddings Fruit’s first Chilean blueberries of the season arrived in the US. The start of the season was slow and delayed due to a growing season that was impacted by low temperatures early on. In addition, there was some rain several weeks ago and more recently, the weather…

Ecuador exported 22.24 million fewer boxes of bananas up to November 2022

Ecuador, the world leader in banana exports, has seen a -6,42% decrease, that is 22.24 million fewer boxes, in exports from January to November 2022, compared to the same period last year. Exports decreased to Africa by -36.11%, US with -13.32% and Oceania with -11.73%. The Russian war in Ukraine,…

Argentina hopes to have a better 2023 pear export season

Pears from Argentina will be shipped to world markets of Asia and the Middle East, North America, Europe and LATAM from January 2023. According to Damian Zetone, Sales Director at Fruit World S.A. in Argentina: “Early signals from the markets are showing interest in William´s, Beurre D´Anjou and…

Wesley de Waal, MG Fruit:

"Ample Brazilian melon supply, Cantaloupe in highest demand"

Before the season began, there was wild speculation about the decreased melon planting in Brazil. However, there has been ample of this fruit supply in recent weeks, says Wesley de Waal of MG Fruit in the Netherlands. "That's resulted in still-below-cost prices for Galias. Those are currently between €7.50 and €8, but…

Ecuador building biggest Latin American tuber farm and pack house

The biggest Latin American tuber production plant and farm of 1 000 hectares is being built, by Translatin S.A. in Ecuador. According to Daniel Delgado Gonzalez, Commercial Manager at Translatin S.A. this is to meet the fast growing demand for these products in Europe and the US markets. “Translatin S.A.…

Dataliner

Brazilian melon exports stalled in November, contrary to expectations

Contrary to expectations, Brazilian melon exports from November did not exceed those of October. Shipments generally increase during the period due to larger orders for the end of the year, but this did not occur in 2022. Sources claim the volume exported was only 27,000 tons in November, down 23%…

Entrepreneurs in Colombia launch a project to produce up to 3,500 organic lettuces per week

A project led by Angelica Tovar Ramirez, a university student and member of the Guiando Territorio Foundation, will produce up to 3,500 units of organic Cogollo de Tudela…

Ronaldo Araújo, CEO Sebastião Da Manga, Brazil:

“Shocking for us to increase fruit prices due to extremely high sea, ground freight increases”

The Brazilian year-round mango supplier to Europe, the Sebastião Da Manga Group, notes via their CEO Ronaldo Araújo: “Its been very difficult and shocking for us to add or increase the prices on the fruit due to the extremely high increases on sea and ground freight during the past six months - we have…

Peru and Chile remain large players in international blueberry and cherry market

Both Peru and Chile continue to be large player in their respective fruit industries: blueberries in the case of Peru and cherries in the case of Chile. This does not…

More Peruvian grapes destined for North America

“It’s going to be an interesting season.” So says Mark Greenberg of Capespan North America of the upcoming import table grape season which is beginning its transition out of domestic product from California. “We can expect good quality from all regions this year and I don’t think we’ll see the transit…

Mexico’s early season berry exports up 6% due to US Thanksgiving sales

Mexico’s berry export industries had a very good start to their campaigns as the US Thanksgiving holiday boosted sales with an increase of between 5%-6% seen for blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry exports. They are also looking forward to higher Christmas sales in the US, Europe and Far…

Uncertain outlook for Argentina's table grape export sector

San Juan's table grape harvest will start in just two weeks. This year, the sector faces various issues from previous years that have become more acute, stated the vice…

Peru’s Ica table grape region aims for $8 billion worth of exports in 2022-2023 campaign

The Peruvian table grape production area in the province of Ica, which provides close to 50% of this country’s volumes, is aiming to earn $8 billion as it plans to exceed last year’s exports with 265,000 tons of table grapes during the current 2022-2023 campaign. Peru’s National Agrarian Health Service…

FreshPlaza's December Special is on Latin America

FreshPlaza's December Special is on Latin America. Are you a grower, importer or exporter involved in Latin American produce? You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com  MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your company? Would you like your brand promoted on our daily newsletter or website…


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