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ReeferTrends Online Daily News – 19 April 2017

Peru ships fewer bananas
19 April 2017

The volume and value of banana exports in the first three months of the year are down sharply, according to statistics published by AgrodataPeru.

Mersin installs GRASP
19 April 2017

The eastern Mediterranean’s leading banana port has installed a new reefer monitoring system to continue meeting Turkey’s import and export volumes.

Growcom quantifies Debbie damage
19 April 2017

The peak body for horticulture producers in Queensland said all vegetables in the ground in the Bowen and Whitsunday regions had been lost, at a cost of more than A$100m.

JP invests for domestic market
19 April 2017

The JP Tropical Foods Group is investing J$120m (US$1m) in the upgrade of an existing building in Kingston to accommodate new banana ripening rooms.

California confirms lower avocado crop
19 April 2017

Pre-season projections of a 50% reduction in the Californian avocado crop are on course to be met.

China demand drives Viet Nam fresh exports
19 April 2017

China was the key market for Vietnamese fruits and vegetables in Q1 2017, absorbing over 73% of the country’s fresh exports.

Citrus producers form Western Citrus Alliance
18 April 2017

A co-operative of seven citrus farmers in Western Australia have joined as one group in an attempt to increase access to export markets.

New Zealand deports fruit smuggler
18 April 2017

An American traveller had her Easter visit to New Zealand cut short when she failed to declare a suitcase packed with fruit and vegetables to biosecurity officers.

Strong start for Honduran bananas
18 April 2017

Honduras shipped 48% more bananas in January 2017 than in the corresponding month last year at a 37% increase in value.

Cameroon posts fall in banana exports
18 April 2017

According to banana association Assobacam, Cameroon shipped 249,610 tonnes of bananas in 2016, 30,000 tonnes less than in 2015.

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