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Honduras posts jump in banana exports
06 June 2017

The volume and value of banana shipments rose 13% year-on-year in Q1 with the US and Ireland the leading export destinations.

Chinese fruit imports pause
06 June 2017

After successive double-digit percentage growth in 2014 and 2015, the value of China’s fruit imports fell 1% year-on-year in 2016 to US$5.81bn.

Japan to invest in reefer cargo growth
06 June 2017

The Japanese Government is to underpin a projected increase in agricultural, fishery and forestry exports via specific subsidies for reefer container infrastructure.

Rebrand revitalizes Australian grape exports
06 June 2017

A 50% reduction in table grape shipments to South Korea in 2016 forced the Australian industry to re-think its marketing campaign.

Tunisia struggles with record citrus crop
06 June 2017

Citrus production has steadily increased from 300,000 MT in 2007/08 as new groves have come online, reaching an all-time record high in 2016/17 of 560,000 MT.

Kiwifruit leads New Zealand horticulture exports
06 June 2017

Exports of kiwifruit overtook wine for the first time, helping lift export returns to $5.1bn for the year to the end of June 2016.

Early start to Californian Valencias
05 June 2017

Producers are already shipping the last of the Navels, closing a season that came in even shorter than forecast, ahead of what is expected to be a light Valencia crop.

Costa Rica gets tough on labour rights
05 June 2017

A total of 12 banana and pineapple companies are to face judicial process for a breach of labour guarantees.

Banano LÃ-der ups banana investment
05 June 2017

The US$23m investment will allow Nicaragua’s leading banana producer to increase throughput to 9,000 boxes of bananas and plantains per day.

Jamaica seizes cocaine in reefers
05 June 2017

The Jamaica Customs Agency is reporting a seizure of more than 75kgs of cocaine in reefer containers from Guyana and Suriname.

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