In a bid to reduce the country’s trade deficit, Algeria has announced a ban on imports of 900 products, according to the Algerian Ministry of Commerce.
Exports from New Zealand’s agricultural sector are strong and expected to grow by 8.5% in 2018, to NZ$41.4 billion, marking the largest annual increase since 2014.
Mexico’s grapefruit exports for 2017/18 are expected to rise to 20,000 tons due to higher demand. Europe’s demand is stronger and offers better prices than the US market.
Following protracted negotiations, the EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement is starting to make progress.
Although most fresh cherries sold in the US are produced domestically market, average imports between 2010 and 2016 reached 14.8 million kg, up from the 2000-09 average of 10.4 million kg.
Agriculture and rural development Commissioner Phil Hogan will continue his series of diplomatic offensives on behalf of European food and drink products with visits to Saudi Arabia and Iran on 7-1
Over the last 3 years, volumes have increased by 8% for vegetables and 5% for fruit.
Sweden and Norway are the top importers for both the fruit and vegetable categories.
In data provided by the Guatemalan Export Association (AGEXPORT), in 2015 shipments of these two items accounted for 13% of total Guatemalan foreign sales, a figure equivalent to US $ 1,372,000.
Kazakhstan, a country with a population of 17.6 million and a stable economy, is becoming a prospective market for traders.
EU imports of fruit and vegetables from non-EU countries totalled €11.7 billion for January-October 2015 – 12% higher than over the same period in 2014.