BLE Market Report KW 18/19

9 May 2019 – Markets were sufficiently supplied with South African grapes. Read more…


SA’s fruit industry – Doing more with less

16 April 2019 – Doing more with less is a theme that’s found its way into the narratives of all our economic sectors, in one way or another. The agricultural sector – and the fruit industry – has certainly not been spared, especially when it comes to the dwindling natural resource of water. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL PEAR MARKET

22 March 2019 – Despite the relatively limited volumes available, prices remain low. Read more…


South Africa is an important player on the global market of fresh fruit

13 March 2019 – In the past year, South Africa exported approximately 3.6 million tonnes of fresh fruit, valued at 2.7 billion euro. Read more…


South Africa: Start of pomegranate season hampered by logistical challenges

6 March 2019 – The first South African pomegranates have left for Europe, where Southern Hemisphere fruit fills a good gap in the market. Read more…


End of South African grape season will be dominated by red varieties

22 February 2019 – The two early production regions of the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI), namely the Northern Provinces and Orange River, finished the season within the estimated range of their respective crop estimates.  Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

14 February 2019 – South Africa: Late grape regions going well. Read more…


Agriculture Minister enjoys rare exposure to fruit industry

5 February 2019 – The Minister’s visit was hardly a mere meet-and-greet. The fresh fruit industry understands the power of meaningful partnerships, therefore, hosting the Minister for his quarterly Service Delivery Forum was a significant step towards connecting meaningfully with the government. Read more…


Competition intensifies in grape markets

22 January 2019 – Market dynamics are changing with rise of both volumes and quality. Read more…


Overview Global Apple Market

21 January 2019 – After the reports on record harvests last summer, peace has once again returned to the European apple market. The market situation is determined by the fact that the storage facilities are full. French exporters saw their market in Northern Europe slip from their hands. Polish exporters had to direct some of their exports to Asia. China does need some apples. Read more…