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Exploring the ways the pandemic changed SE Asian business

- General News
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the produce and food industries operate in Southeast Asia, just as elsewhere. However, the experiences are different everywhere, proving once again, we’re not all in it together.

Mexico could set tomato export record in 2021

- International
According to USDA projections, Mexican tomato exports will reach a new all-time high in 2021.

Peru’s avocado exports up nearly 30% for 2020-21 season

- International
Peru’s avocado exports for the 2020-21 season will be larger than previous projections.

Peruvian blueberry export volume could increase by 30%

- International
Peru has become the world’s largest blueberry exporter in a short time, and its growers have big growth plans for this season.

Mexican tomato export value up 20% in 2020, a new record

- International
Mexico saw an increase in tomato export value of 20.6 percent in 2020 over the previous year, totaling $2.6 billion and breaking its own record.

Mexican fruit and vegetable exports grow in early 2021

- International
According to data from the Agricultural Markets Consultant Group, Mexican fruit and vegetable exports increased by 13.3 percent in volume and 13.5 percent in value during the first four months of 2021.

U.S. exporters have a new opportunity in the UK – if they want it

- Analysis
U.S. produce exporters over the years have often moved away from the UK and other EU markets, in favour of Latin & Central America and Asia. As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, it will be interesting to see if the UK market comes back on to the U.S. radar.

Peruvian produce exports grow 16% in 2021 Q1

- International
Peruvian produce exports rose 16.4% in the first quarter of 2021, led by massive grape growth.

Guatemalan produce exporters offer grower videos for buyers

- International
The Guatemalan Produce Trade Association’s website now showcases importer and member videos for retailers and foodservice to meet the importers and industry service providers working to market top quality fruits and vegetables.

Blueberry exports up 20% from Southern Hemisphere

- International
A growing trend in the Southern Hemisphere continues in the 2020/2021 season with a 20 percent increase in blueberry supply and more than 311,000 tons exported.