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GLOBAL OVERVIEW MELONS AND WATERMELONS

The global melon market has been up and down in many countries this season. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect sales, as many catering companies are not back at pre-pandemic operating levels across the globe, affecting demand from this sector. Logistic issues also continue to affect imports in…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW BANANAS

Despite plentiful production, fans of bananas around the world may soon see an increase in prices, as the price of the popular fruit is affected by the increase in the cost of raw materials across the globe. Overall, however, the outlook for bananas is good, as the fruit remains the most popular item of its kind in Italy, and…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW PEARS

Cold spells in the spring have wreaked havoc on some European pear producing countries, with a loss of up to 90% of some Italian varieties, and lower volumes expected in the Netherlands and Germany also experiencing losses. This is expected to result in much higher than average prices, with the German market expecting a price…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW PAPAYA

The exotic papaya fruit continues to increase in popularity in many countries, but for still remains a niche fruit among consumers. Despite this, the increased demand has led to a rise in prices and sales, as well as production in countries such as South Africa and Australia. Logistical issues, including the high costs of…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW ONIONS

Weather and logistical issues are a common theme across the global onion market, affecting quality and price in multiple countries. Heavy rain and humidity during the South African growing season early in the year has flooded the market with onions of less than desirable quality, whilst the extreme summer heatwaves across much…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW BLUEBERRIES

Although there’s still production in the UK and several areas the USA, the blueberry seasons in both Europe and North America are coming to an end. Volumes have been good throughout the entire season, although the poor weather could cause a reduced shelf life and the United Kingdom struggled with labour issues throughout this…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW KIWI

Poor weather conditions earlier this year during growing season continue to hamper European production areas, and kiwis are no exception to this. Spanish producers fear they may have up to 45% less production compared to their peak volumes, whilst Italy predicts 60% less. Overseas the picture is more positive, as New Zealand…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW MANGOES

Many mango growers have seen reduced volumes as poor weather conditions continue to wreak havoc in some production countries, such as Italy, Spain and Egypt, driving up prices, whilst China has the opposite problem in some areas, with key varieties seeing overproduction. Despite this, hopes for good quality and even better…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW AVOCADOS

Demand for the ever-fashionable avocado remains high across the board, with increased demand in countries like Germany where the school holidays have ended. In China in particular, the upwards trend of avocado consumption continues as consumers grow more acquainted with this product, and Australian growers benefit from this,…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW POMEGRANATES

As the season for pomegranates kicks off in the Northern Hemisphere, countries like the Netherlands and the UK will welcome the new harvest arriving from Egypt, Israel and Spain, and North America anticipates a good harvest in California. In South Africa, good growing conditions bode well for the upcoming season. Only China has…

GLOBAL OVERVIEW LEMONS

In Spain, South Africa and China, adverse weather conditions during the growing seasons have severely limited the production of lemons, with up to 40% losses in the Chinese production due to frost damage. In Turkey, however, the weather has benefited the lemon crop instead, whilst in the US the re-opening of the catering sector…


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