Booming South African blueberry industry eyes Asian markets

22 August 2019. South Africa does not have access to key markets such as China and South Korea at a time when blueberry imports are growing phenomenally in Asia. This is because South Africa has not yet complied with the region’s export protocols for the fruit. Read more…


Namibia to start grape exports to Chinese market

20 August 2019. In about 18 months, Namibia will start grape exports to China, according to a statement by Namibia grape growers and a related export association last Monday. Read more…


SA table grape industry celebrates milestone 125-year history

25 June 2019. The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) launched a book chronicling its 125-year history titled ‘The South African Table Grape Industry 125 Years in Pursuit of Excellence’. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

17 June 2019. South Africa to increase export of fruit to Russia. Read more…


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…