Fruit and Vegetable Prices from World Markets

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Understanding and using market information

This Guide has been prepared to assist extension workers,and others in regular contact with farming communities, to advise farmers on how best to use market information. The Guide emphasizes the necessity to understand why farmers need information, how they can use it and benefit from its use, and...
Andrew W. Shepherd
FAO

The Coffee Exporter’s Guide - Third Edition

Guide providing information on trade practices relating to exporting coffee – presents an overview of the world coffee trade and markets; deals with international coffee contracts (Europe and United States), logistics, insurance, dispute resolution, futures markets, risk management and...
Hein Jan van Hilten
Paul J. Fisher
International Trade Centre

Vegetables 2011 Summary

  Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2011 totaled 435 million hundredweight, down 2 percent from last year. Harvested area covered 1.70 million acres, down 1 percent from 2010. Value of the 2011 crop is estimated at 11.1 billion dollars, up 1...
USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service
USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Vegetables and Melons Outlook - December 2011

  Fresh vegetables: Assuming no repeat of the December freezes of a year earlier, the outlook for fresh vegetables this winter indicates greatly improved supplies and much lower prices. At the same time, demand is expected to continue to slowly improve as consumers cautiously return to away-...
Gary Lucier
Lewrene Glaser
Suzanne Thornsbury
Alberto Jerardo
USDA Economic Research Service

Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook - November 2011

  Provides current intelligence and forecasts the effects of changing conditions in the U.S. fruit and tree nuts sector. Topics include production, consumption, shipments, prices received, and more. The U.S. consumer price index (CPI) for fresh fruit in October 2011 was 335 (1982- 1984=100),...
Agnes Perez
Katherine Baldwin
Kristy Plattner
Economic Research Service, USDA

Citrus Fruits 2011 Summary

  Citrus utilized production for the 2010-2011 season totaled 11.7 million tons, up 7 percent from the 2009-2010 season. Florida accounted for 63 percent of total United States citrus production, California totaled 33 percent, and Texas and Arizona produced the remaining 4 percent. Utilized...
USDA NASS
USDA NASS

Vegetables and Melons Outlook - June 2011

Reflecting tight supplies, May shipments of fresh-market potatoes declined 9 percent from a year earlier—the first time since at least 1980 that May fresh shipments were less than 8 million hundredweight (cwt). In April and May, the monthly average price received by growers for all types of...
Gary Lucier
Lewrene Glaser
USDA Economic Research Service

Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, March 2011

The index of prices received by fruit and tree nut growers averaged 144 (1990-92=100) the first 2 months of 2011, 2 percent below the same time in 2010. This decline reflects the lower price index in February. Growers received lower prices this February for most domestically produced fruit in the...
Agnes Perez Kristy Plattner
Kristy Plattner
Katherine Baldwin
Erik Dohlman
USDA Economic Research Service

How Much Do Fruits and Vegetables Cost?

Federal dietary guidance advises Americans to consume more vegetables and fruits because most Americans do not consume the recommended quantities or variety. Food prices, along with taste, convenience, income, and awareness of the link between diet and health, shape food choices. We used 2008...
Hayden Stewart
Jeffrey Hyman
Jean C. Buzby
Elizabeth Frazão
Andrea Carlson
USDA Economic Research Service

Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook November 2010

U.S. Citrus Production Forecast Up in 2010/11 USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasts 2010/11 U.S. citrus production at 11.9 million tons, up 9 percent from last season and virtually the same as 2 seasons ago. Production of all citrus crops is forecast higher than...
Kristy Plattner
Erik Dohlman
Agnes Perez
USDA ERS