Drought to slash SA apple and pear exports in 2018

South African apple and pear export volumes are likely to drop by between 3% and 8% in 2018 due to ongoing drought. In a statement, industry association Hortgro said after 3 consecutive years of drought, conditions in the Eastern and Western Cape provinces have worsened, with very little prospects of…

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Tunisian citrus exports to increase in 2018

The Tunisian government says it expects citrus exports to rise to 20 000 tons in the 2017/’18 farming season, which is up from 18 800 tonnes in the last season. According to new statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, there has been a surge in fresh…

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Nigerian agricultural exports surge in third quarter of 2017

Nigerian agricultural exports surged in the third quarter of 2017 on the back of increased production and good market performance by the major commodity sub-sectors. In its analysis of export performance in the last quarter of 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said frozen shrimps, prawns, soya beans, cashew…

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Maize tops Zambia’s agricultural export earnings

Zambia’s Central Statistical Office (CSO) says maize accounted for most of the agricultural exports in the last quarters of 2017. According to the CSO, Zambia’s earnings from agricultural exports recorded a growth of 8.6% from K525.9 million to K571 million. Its major export commodities were maize, soya beans and maize…

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