South Africa: Strong avocado season surpasses early estimates

25 June 2018 – Quality keeps pace with volumes and signs for next year’s follow-on crop look positive. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL BANANA MARKET

22 June 2018 – The supply of summer fruit affects the banana market in the northern hemisphere in different ways. In some markets, including Poland and China, the supply of summer fruit had a good start, so consumers have shown a preference for that fruit. Read more…


Overview Global Avocado Market

8 June 2018 – Have the limits of the avocado market been reached? With the large volumes, shipped mainly by Peru and South Africa, Europe and the US feel that there may be some oversupply.  Read more…


Growing macadamia nut industry poised for future success

5 June 2018 – According to statistics portal, Statistica, on average around 10% of both the US and Europe’s population are vegetarian and or vegan. This is significantly higher amongst younger generations demonstrating the growing trend. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

30 may 2018 – Excellent sizing and quality on South Africa’s bumper avocado crop. Read more…


Overview Global Pineapple Market

4 May 2018 – The pineapple market seems to be quiet at the moment. Apart from some reports about delays, nothing out of the ordinary is reported in Europe. The supply is good and prices are stable in many countries. Read more…


South African avocado industry news

16 April 2018 – The South African avocado industry is looking forward to a good year; there is increasing demand for avocados, both locally and internationally. Read more…


China’s appetite for macadamias fuel SA industry

13 April 2018 – China has increased its nut consumption in recent years and is currently South Africa’s fastest growing importer, importing up to 40% of the total haul according to China’s National Industry Association (CSNC). Read more…


South African avocado volume 40% up

6 April 2018 – Supply can’t keep up with the demand from the established markets such as Europe and North America, and then there are still the lesser known markets in Asia (China excluded as they are ramping up fast) and Middle East. Read more…


South African litchis & avocados

21 March 2018 – The latest statistics from the South African Subtropical Growers’ Association indicate that there are 340 avocado farmers and 100 litchi farmers in South Africa, Read more…