China is the world’s third largest producer of raisins behind the United States and Turkey. Post forecasts China’s MY2015/16 raisin production at 190,000 tons, an increase of 5 percent over USDA’s MY2014/15 official estimate. The increase is driven by the greater availability of fresh grapes for raisin production. China’s raisin imports are forecast at 33,500 tons, an increase of 15 percent over MY2014/15, primarily due to the influx of low priced Uzbekistan raisins.
India is the sixth largest grocery market in the world and one of the fastest growing markets for online grocery sales. There are approximately 74 online grocery portals; up from 42 in September 2014. Ecommerce in India is at an early but rapidly growing stage. Companies should consider whether this format creates new marketing opportunities or can supplement retailing for brick-and-mortar retailers to take advantage of the conditions and prospects detailed herein.
Estadisticas y estimaciones 2014/2015
What requirements should spices or herbs comply with to be allowed on the European market?
The EU market has strict requirements on food safety and quality. In addition, non-legal requirements related to sustainability are becoming more important for suppliers in developing countries.
Sustainable certified tea is becoming more popular; production and consumption are on the rise. In 2012, 12% of globally produced tea was certified, either Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, Fairtrade, or organic, or a combination of these schemes. Main sustainability issues are related to worker health and safety, labour rights, soil erosion, water management, pest management and residue control, deforestation and poverty.
Data on fresh fruit and vegetable shrink in supermarkets is important to help understand where and how much shrink could potentially be reduced by supermarkets to increase their profitability. This study provides: (1) shrink estimates for 24 fresh fruits and 31 fresh vegetables in U.S. supermarkets in 2011 and 2012; and (2) retail-level food loss.
This study was initiated with the objective of assessing the existing market structure, conduct and Performance of forest coffee; examine its cost and profitability and point out determinants of its Supply and problems in their market chain. Structure-Conduct-performance model and regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The result of the investigation of the market structure indicated that producers, assemblers and wholesalers are the major actors involved in the market chain of coffee.
“Guarán” es una herramienta informática para determinar el costo total de producción de plantas y plantines y el costo específico por especie. La herramienta fue desarrollada por un equipo de la Agencia de Extensión del INTA San Pedro, en Argentina, junto a un especialista en costos, y disponible para su descarga para los interesados de manera gratuita.