The drought will cause a 12% decline in exports th citrus from Chile
April 5. According to research company iQonsulting, citrus exports from Chile to fall this season by 12% to 111.51 thousand decline in exports will cause the lack of moisture, — transfers Freshfruitportal.com.
More noticeable effects of the drought impact on crop regions of Coquimbo and Valparaiso. It was expected that on March 1, the country exported 47.4 thousand tons of oranges (? 10%), 25.17 tons of mandarins (? 13%) and 38.97 tonnes of lemons (? 13%).
Producers have been hit hard in the regions of lemons and Cabildo Petorka where I had to resort to cutting down trees to prevent their death.
These differ from the forecasts iQonsulting Freshfel Europe and SHAFFE: according to the latest report, Chile escalate citrus production this season by 2%.
Recall, the main markets are the USA Chilean citrus (60%) and Japan (13%). In 2009, Russia was supplied only 55.7 tons of Chilean citrus for $ 60.11 thousand
Source: IA FruitNews
The drought reduced production of Kenyan tea
April 5,February drought in Kenya has provoked a drop in production of tea by 23%, so instead of the alleged 34,800,000 kg, managed to collect only about 27 million kg. Yield loss affected the supply of raw materials enterprises, manufacturing of tea products and a slight decrease in the price of tea.
At current trading average price per kilogram was $ 3.07, which was below last year's price — $ 3.13. Experts claim that the situation will change with the arrival of the rainy season, which is expected in the coming months.
Despite the steady drought, according to the newspaper CapitalBusiness, Kenya was able to sell at the February auction of tea is 15% more than in the same period last year. According to data published by the National Council of the tea, the country in February, has sold just over 32 million kg in 33 countries around the world. This is a 5 million less than usual, not least due to the political unrest in Egypt.
Position as a leader for the purchase of Kenyan tea has won Pakistan, which has bought just over 7 million kg of raw materials, which accounted for 24% of total exports. A total of five of the largest exporters of imported 71% of raw materials, including the UK — 5 mln.kg, Afghanistan — 2.7 million kg and the UAE — 2.1 million pounds. 29% tea raw material left over from the total, were distributed to other markets.
Increased consumption of tea and the local population. In February Kenyans drank 1.59 million kg of tea of its own, which is 280 000 kg more than in the same period last year.
Source: Tea blog