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Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit Logistica, Berlin, Germany

From 6 - 8 February 2019 companies from across the entire fresh produce sector – from global players to small and medium-sized companies and organisations from all over the world - will again be present in Berlin. The entire spectrum of the fresh fruit and vegetable sector.

CBI market intelligence data used for BBC news item on avocado from Kenya

Proud to read that BBC used our market intelligence data for their news item on rising export numbers of avocado from Kenya to Europe!

It is not every day that we see our market intelligence data appear in the media. In this BBC-article ‘Kenyans cash in on avocado craze’, CBI-data was used to showcase the rising export numbers of avocado’s from Kenya to Europe.  

Exporting fresh plums to Europe

The opportunities for exporters of plums to Europe are mainly counter-seasonal. The winter months in Europe are the best period to export, because Southern and Eastern European countries produce lots of plums in the European summer. The European import value from developing countries increased annually until 2013, but slowed down in 2014 due to the Russian embargo. The import recovered quickly thereafter. Plums, together with cherries, are among the most common imported stone fruit.

Exporting fresh fruit and vegetables to the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a main entrance point for fresh fruit and vegetables into Europe. Its experience in trading fresh produce and efficient infrastructure make it an interesting country to explore. The Dutch market itself is much smaller and characterised by competitive pricing and a well-developed offer of convenient products. Sales are dominated mainly by supermarkets, making it a difficult country in terms of standards and compliance.

Mali’s mangoes link rural farmers to global markets – and a better future

Known as the king of fruit, mangoes have become one of the world’s most popular fresh tropical fruits. As demand grows, so do the export opportunities for West African countries like Mali. With help from CBI, Malian company SCS International is helping hundreds of rural farmers – many of whom are women – to step up and boost their businesses, families and communities.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Jordan

Do you have a Fresh Fruits & Vegetables business in Jordan? Are you interested in exporting to different international markets? If you are, CBI’s Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Jordan project offers you good opportunities:

Exporting fresh table grapes to Europe

Table grapes are some of the most traded fruits in Europe and over 500 thousand tonnes is supplied by developing countries. Recent years have shown a change in trade flows and traditional suppliers, which provides opportunities for new producing countries that are investing in quality produce. For exporters, it is important to focus on quality and the right variety, mostly seedless. To ensure your structural presence in Europe, entering into supply contracts is inevitable.

Connecting Central America

The Connecting Central America Programme aims to strengthen 60 Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and cooperatives from Central America, between 2018 and 2021, in becoming (more) competitive on the European market. The registration form for the Central America program has been closed.

Exporting fresh strawberries to Europe

Strawberries are the most popular summer soft fruit in Europe. Most countries in Europe have a proper production season contributing to a total annual production of 1.3 million tonnes. Greenhouse production and diverse varieties extend these seasons, making Europe almost fully self-sufficient. The export opportunities to Europe can be found in the supply gaps between the Mediterranean and northern European production. As a supplier, you should ideally focus on strawberry varieties that are superior in flavour. Efficient logistics are important for successful export.

Exporting fresh coconut to Europe

In Europe coconuts have become a popular ethnic and health ingredient which has boosted the variety of available coconut products, including fresh coconuts. In the fresh sector the traditional mature coconut is complemented with the young, drinkable coconut. These trades in Europe are limited to a relatively small number of importers and fresh bulk is dominantly supplied by Côte d’Ivoire. New suppliers can best find opportunities by being innovative in processing or packaging, taste and shelf life preservation.


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