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EastFruit analysts draw attention to new unexpected developments on the Ukrainian potato market in September 2021. Despite the fact that the harvesting of potatoes in farms is still ongoing in most regions of Ukraine, the international trade is unusually active. At the same time, Ukraine both exports and imports marketable potatoes! One of... Сообщение Potato market surprises: Ukraine exports potatoes to Serbia and Belarus but imports it from Moldova появились сначала на EastFruit.
Last 6 hours
According to EastFruit analysts, the persimmon season in Europe is just beginning, but it is safe to say that the prices will be relatively high. Let’s figure out how the countries of our region, namely Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Georgia, can take advantage of this. Today Spain, the leader of the global persimmon... Сообщение Poor harvest of persimmon in Spain – is it a chance for Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Georgia? появились сначала на EastFruit.
Last 24 hours
According to EastFruit analysts, one of the surprises of the fresh plum season in 2021 is the record low price on the Ukrainian market. We recently covered the reasons in detail in our regional overview of the plum market in Eastern Europe. However, another surprise was that Ukraine starts to put pressure on Moldova... Сообщение Plum: Ukraine unexpectedly becomes a competitor for Moldova появились сначала на EastFruit.
Usually, the demand for imported carrots in Georgia is the lowest in summer due to local supply, but this is not the case this year. August carrot imports were the highest in 2021 compared to last 5 years. Last month, Georgia imported 506 tons of carrots, which is 2.3 times more... Сообщение In the Georgian market, Turkish carrots replaced local ones появились сначала на EastFruit.
According to EastFruit, harvesting of almonds is in full swing in Georgia. Almonds are a fairly new culture for the country, but the orchards that were planted 4-5 years ago are beginning to enter in the full commercial production. The largest plantation belongs to Adjara Group. Today, the total area of ​​the almond orchard... Сообщение Almonds harvesting in Georgia’s largest orchard (video) появились сначала на EastFruit.
20 September 2021
According to EastFruit analysts, participants in the Chinese fresh apple market expect a difficult season. Despite the USDA’s forecasts of a possible decrease in the apple harvest in China, local sources speak of a likely increase in production. The situation is aggravated by the fact that summer apples in China in 2021 were... Сообщение Apple market in China: high stocks, low prices, pessimistic expectations появились сначала на EastFruit.
More than 2 days ago
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon received the heads of the CSTO and SCO member states on the premises of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. On the premises, an exhibition of agricultural products and national dishes of Tajikistan was organized. Various agricultural products were displayed in a special style... Сообщение Impressive and beautiful presentation of fruits in Tajikistan (photo) появились сначала на EastFruit.
Banana tree, paw paw… This is what asimina is called, the fruits of which look similar to papaya. Amateur growers call asimina a tasty dietary product and say it has significant medicinal properties. EastFruit journalists studied the culture, the demand for which has not yet been formed in the global market. To know... Сообщение Asimina – is commercial cultivation promising? появились сначала на EastFruit.
19 September 2021
For several years EastFruit has been talking about the prospects for exporting early apples from Uzbekistan. However, as we forecasted, this trend was interrupted in 2021. According to the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan, the exports of Uzbek apples in May-August 2021 decreased almost three times in volumes compared to the same period in 2020,... Сообщение Exports of early apples from Uzbekistan have been reduced by three times, and not only because of frosts появились сначала на EastFruit.
18 September 2021
According to EastFruit analysts, apple prices in Belarus are kept at an unusually high level, given the oversupply of apples in neighboring markets. At the moment, apples in Belarus cost about the same as in the Russian market, which is not typical, because Russia is the world’s largest apple importer, and apple prices there tend... Сообщение Apple prices in Belarus are among the highest in the region due to government regulation появились сначала на EastFruit.
In August 2021, Georgia exported apples worth $182.1 thousand, which is more than twice as many as it exported in August in the previous two years. In total, 182 tons of apples were exported, mainly to Russia. Exporters received $640 per ton (FOB). Despite the relatively high volume of exports in August,... Сообщение The exports of Georgian apples were high in August, but does it mean the season is successful? появились сначала на EastFruit.
According to EastFruit analysts, in 2021 Russia will be definitely setting a new record for watermelon imports. With several months still left till the end of the year, the record has already been set – as of the end of July 2021, imports of watermelon in Russia reached 46 thousand tons, while in... Сообщение Russia sharply increased imports of watermelon from Uzbekistan and Turkey, setting a new record появились сначала на EastFruit.
17 September 2021
After a sharp rise in the price of greenhouse cucumbers last week in Ukraine, prices began to decline rapidly, analysts of the EastFruit project report. As representatives of growers note, the price decline was quite expected, since the supply of cucumbers of the second turnover is growing on the market every day, while... Сообщение Prices for greenhouse cucumbers collapsed in Ukraine появились сначала на EastFruit.
A season of walnut harvesting has started in the beginning of September in Uzbekistan and is now in its peak phase, EastFruit experts report. Preliminary estimates of the harvest indicate a huge impact of weather anomalies in winter and early spring – harvest is lower and prices are higher compared to last... Сообщение In Uzbekistan the price of walnuts has increased by 25% появились сначала на EastFruit.
Central Asian countries start harvesting and selling apples earlier than other countries in the region. In the southern regions of Tajikistan, even such autumn varieties as “Golden Delicious” ripen in late July and early August. However, the bulk of apples of autumn varieties is grown in regions with a milder climate, and... Сообщение Tajikistan is oversaturated with apples – even the retail prices are record low появились сначала на EastFruit.
16 September 2021
In 2018, Beso Tevdoradze and his Georgian partners, with the assistance of the state program “Plant the Future”, planted 47 hectares of pistachios in the Taribana Valley, Dedoplistskaro municipality, Eastern Georgia. A third of the total area has already been grafted with pistachio varieties imported from Iran. “Grafting takes place in... Сообщение First harvest of pistachios from a commercial orchard is expected in Eastern Georgia появились сначала на EastFruit.
The prices for white cabbage on the Russian market have remained relatively stable for the last 3 months, analysts of the EastFruit project report. But there is a negative price trend in this segment today, since growers almost all over the country have started harvesting late varieties of cabbage. Over the week, the... Сообщение Russia: Harvesting of late varieties of cabbage led to a decrease in prices появились сначала на EastFruit.
Georgia imported unusually large volume of tomatoes in August. Imports amounted to 570 tons, which is 13 times higher than the average import volumes in August for 2014-2020 and 27 times more than the average for August for the last 3 years. 96% of the imported tomatoes were supplied by Turkey. The average... Сообщение Georgia imports record volume of tomatoes from Turkey появились сначала на EastFruit.
15 September 2021
September keeps breaking anti-records for Ukrainian producers of watermelons – according to EastFruit analysts, the prices remain at one of the lowest levels among other countries monitored by the project as it was a month ago. Although the end of last week showed a slight upward price trend for Ukrainian watermelons – the... Сообщение Watermelon riot: Ukrainian growers are ready to leave the watermelon on the fields появились сначала на EastFruit.
The potential of the professional social network LinkedIn is greatly underestimated In Eastern Europe, especially in the fruit and vegetable sector. However, it is here that the target audience gathers, including that for exporters of vegetables and fruits when it comes to supplies outside the CIS. At the same time,... Сообщение 1,000 followers on EastFruit’s LinkedIn page появились сначала на EastFruit.
In 2019, the Moldovan cooperative CI Nucces (Cupercheni village, Orhei district) established an organic Chandler walnut orchard on about 100 hectares and It will give its first harvest this year. The project is noteworthy from many points of view. First, it is being implemented by a classic cooperative created by six... Сообщение A Moldovan cooperative has created one of the largest organic walnut orchards in Europe появились сначала на EastFruit.
14 September 2021
EastFruit analysts draw attention to the threat of a new “raspberry boom” in the 2022 season. Representatives of berry nurseries confirm a sharp increase in demand for raspberry seedlings this year, given record high prices for raspberries on the fresh market, as well as for those for freezing and exports. Unfortunately, the first... Сообщение A second raspberry boom in Ukraine? появились сначала на EastFruit.
Seed potato suppliers say that some of their customers intend to at least cut, or at most, stop potato production next year. The reason is obvious: wholesale prices for potatoes of the currently prevailing quality (low and average) have already dropped to 2.7-2.8 MDL/kg ($ 0.15-0.16/kg). As EastFruit noted earlier, at the beginning of... Сообщение Moldovan farmers give up potato production in favor of grains появились сначала на EastFruit.
EastFruit analysts draw attention to an interesting trend in Poland. Despite Poland being one of the world leaders in the exports of fresh apples, at times displacing China from the first place in terms of exports, it has ever more clearly shifted its focus from the exports of apples to the exports of... Сообщение Polish growers are switching from apples to pears появились сначала на EastFruit.
13 September 2021
From January to July 2021, Uzbekistan imported 310 thousand tons of potatoes, worth $ 35.4 million, which is the highest figure for this period over the past two decades, EastFruit analysts report. In their opinion, the increase in potato imports contributed to price stability in the domestic market. The previous record for potato imports... Сообщение In the first 7 months of 2021 Uzbekistan imported a record volume of potatoes появились сначала на EastFruit.
According to EastFruit analysts, most of the largest plum growers in Eastern Europe are now selling their products cheaper than last year. However, it does not mean that all growers are dissatisfied with prices. Moreover, the market situation differs in each country. For instance, the plum season in Ukraine is the worst growers had in... Сообщение An overview of the plum market in Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, and Russia появились сначала на EastFruit.
12 September 2021
The current season of raisins production started in the second decade of August 2021 and it will last until the end of September in Uzbekistan, EastFruit experts report. The season for drying grapes and producing raisins is in full swing now. Raisins are Uzbekistan’s top export position in the dried fruit category, as... Сообщение An expert from Uzbekistan shares details of how high-quality Uzbek raisins are produced появились сначала на EastFruit.
11 September 2021
Around 80% of hazelnuts have already been harvested, although the harvest of walnuts in Georgia is still ongoing. The process was slowed by rains in western Georgia earlier, but the weather was fine last week in the Samegrelo region, western Georgia, allowing growers to continue harvesting. At the same time, rainy weather... Сообщение How is harvesting and trading of hazelnuts in Georgia going появились сначала на EastFruit.
Representatives of the Speranța Con Association of Canned Fruit and Vegetable Producers, referring to a survey of the orchards of its members and of several fruit-growing enterprises in the southern and central regions of Moldova, concluded that the plum harvest this year may at least be equal to last year... Сообщение The 2021 plums harvest may turn out to be higher than expected in Moldova появились сначала на EastFruit.
10 September 2021
The blueberry sales season in Ukraine is coming to an end, which entails a rapid decrease in its supply on the market, analysts of the EastFruit project report. At the same time, demand in this segment remains quite high, which allowed Ukrainian growers to significantly increase prices for remaining blueberries. Today most growers... Сообщение Blueberry season is coming to an end in Ukraine появились сначала на EastFruit.
Jorge Duarte, a Portuguese agronomist who advises berry growers, was hired by USAID’s agriculture program in Georgia to advise local growers. After a series of online seminars in 2020, he visited berry plantations in Georgia twice in April and July 2021. Since Jorge has extensive experience working with berries in Morocco, Egypt, Romania,... Сообщение Jorge Duarte: an effective blueberry industry can be created in Georgia появились сначала на EastFruit.
9 September 2021
Around one month is left before the start of the walnut season in Georgia. EastFruit has asked some of the country’s major growers about their forecasts for the current season. Despite unfavorable weather in Eastern Georgia and the growth of local supply in the market, farmers have positive expectations. Higher yields are expected... Сообщение Georgian growers expect higher walnut harvest this season появились сначала на EastFruit.
EastFruit monitoring shows that from the beginning of August to the beginning of September, the wholesale prices for white table grapes in Moldova decreased on average from 30 MDL/kg ($ 1.68/kg) to 10 MDL/kg ($ 0.56/kg), red varieties – from 35 MDL/kg ($ 1.96/kg) to 12 MDL/kg ($ 0.67/kg). Seedless grapes fell... Сообщение Why are the supply and prices of table grapes decreasing on the Moldovan market? появились сначала на EastFruit.
8 September 2021
The Uzbek Agency for Technical Regulation has begun developing an international standard on the quality requirements for melons grown in Uzbekistan, EastFruit experts say. The work is carried out within the framework of the “CANDY-V” project initiated by the Hilfswerk International in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the... Сообщение Uzbekistan is developing an international quality standard for melons появились сначала на EastFruit.
After a successful harvest of hazelnuts in Georgia last year, the current season started somewhat slower. Thus, a slight decrease in the exports of Georgian hazelnuts at the beginning of the 2021/2022 season. Associated with heavy rains, which led to delays in harvest and therefore exports. At the same time, rather high... Сообщение Exports of in-shell Georgian hazelnuts hit 7-year high in August 2021 появились сначала на EastFruit.
7 September 2021
Experts of the Federation of Agricultural Producers of Moldova FARM note that due to rains and temperature changes in the second half of summer, plums are cracking in many plum orchards. For this reason, a significant part of the harvest is sent for processing – for the production of pasta, alcoholic... Сообщение Plums are sold for processing in Moldova due to quality issues появились сначала на EastFruit.
6 September 2021
EastFruit would like to draw attention to a very high probability of difficult season ahead of fresh apple growers in Europe by starting a new hashtag #freshapplecrisis. “With our analytical team we have worked hard this summer pooling together data from around the world comparing production and consumption and we... Сообщение Fruit industry’s hashtag of the season – #freshapplecrisis появились сначала на EastFruit.
According to EastFruit analysts, following the results of the 2020/21 season (July-June), Ukraine has once again managed to consistently increase the supply of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables to Poland. Ukraine’s revenue from fruit exports to Poland rose to a record $ 78.5 million, making Poland the main market... Сообщение Ukraine keeps increasing exports of fruits and vegetables to Poland появились сначала на EastFruit.
EastFruit would like to draw attention to a very high probability of difficult season ahead of fresh apple growers in Europe by starting a new hashtag #freshapplecrisis. “With our analytical team we have worked hard this summer pooling together data from around the world comparing production and consumption and we... Сообщение Fruit industry’s hashtag of the season – #freshapplecrisis появились сначала на EastFruit.
5 September 2021
According to EastFruit analyst, the crisis in the fresh apple market in Russia continued to worsen this week. Wholesale prices for apples of the first autumn variety “Gala” harvested now in the southern regions of the country fell immediately by 10 RUB/kg or $ 0.14 to $ 0.55 per kg. In a week... Сообщение Prices for Gala apples collapsed in Russia появились сначала на EastFruit.
4 September 2021
The supply of Uzbek table grapes on the Russian market is beginning to significantly exceed demand, and this ratio has formed a downward trend in prices, EastFruit analysts report. Russian purchasing retail chains have reduced purchasing prices for Uzbek table grapes by 25-30% over the past month. At the same time, market participants... Сообщение Food City wholesale market in Moscow is oversaturated with Uzbek table grapes – prices are very low and will keep falling появились сначала на EastFruit.
In early September, growers in Moldova started harvesting apples of the Gala variety. Some large growers are planning to send first apples to Russia by the end of the first week of September without the mediation of local traders/exporters. The price range is 6-7 MDL/kg ($ 0.38-0.39/kg). It depends, first of all, on... Сообщение Harvesting of Gala apples started in Moldova with a wide range of prices where the quality pays off появились сначала на EastFruit.
3 September 2021
According to EastFruit analysts, harvesting of early walnut varieties hasstarted in Ukraine. So far, the offered volumes of the new harvest are not large. There is also an issue with walnuts having to be dried, as there were a lot of rains in different regions of Ukraine in recent days. Nevertheless, there is also a... Сообщение Walnut harvesting in Ukraine begins with satisfactory prices for growers появились сначала на EastFruit.
Experts of Moldovan organizations of winegrowers believe that table grapes of the main export variety “Moldova” of the new harvest will become available on the market at least three weeks later this year than in the previous two or three years. They note that in most areas of grape cultivation of... Сообщение Table grapes of Moldova variety will become available on the market only in October появились сначала на EastFruit.
Lack of labor in Georgia’s agricultural sector worries many farmers during the harvesting season. In an interview with EastFruit farmers said that large farmers are more likely to find the workers they need than small ones but hiring seasonal workers has become more expensive this year for all. Some growers see mechanized harvesting as... Сообщение Mechanical harvesting is becoming a reality in Georgian orchards появились сначала на EastFruit.
2 September 2021
In Moldova, from the end of July to the end of August 2021, average wholesale prices for apples of summer varieties did not exceed 5-6 MDL/kg ($ 0.28-0.34/kg) and on some occasions dropped to 4 MDL/kg ($ 0.22/kg). In July-August last year, the prices were significantly higher – 6-12 MDL/kg ($... Сообщение Low prices for Moldovan summer apples are a wake-up call for local growers – Opinion появились сначала на EastFruit.
According to EastFruit analysts, traders from Afghanistan returned to import fruits this week, which was a big relief for Tajik winegrowers. A week earlier, the market sentiment was weak, as exporters of Tajikistan were cut off from the two of their largest markets for table grapes, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. However, Afghan grape importers are purchasing... Сообщение Afghanistan resumes import of table grapes from Tajikistan появились сначала на EastFruit.
According to EastFruit analysts, there are more Uzbek fruits available this year in ethnic supermarkets in Germany targeting mainly immigrants from the former USSR and socialist bloc countries. Obviously, the “Uzbek fruit” brand is still relevant for former Soviet consumers, because the fruits are sold well, despite their higher price than for... Сообщение Uzbek melons and table grapes in German supermarkets – price considerations появились сначала на EastFruit.
1 September 2021
According to EastFruit analysts, Ukrainian suppliers again dominate the Belarusian watermelon market this year, despite less favorable export conditions than in Russia. “For the first time since 2010, Ukraine has become the main supplier of watermelon to Belarus, displacing Russia. This is especially remarkable given an increasing cost of watermelon logistics from Ukraine... Сообщение Ukraine ousted Russia from the Belarusian watermelon market for the first time in the last 11 years появились сначала на EastFruit.
According to EastFruit analysts, onion prices in Russia are at an unusually high level for this period of the year. At the moment, vegetable growers can sell high-quality products at an average price of 17 rubles/kg, which corresponds to 23 US cents per kg – 53% more expensive than the same time in... Сообщение Record high prices for onion were recorded in Russia at the end of August появились сначала на EastFruit.
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