Annual peer group meeting for Processed Fruit and Vegetables

For the fourth year in a row, Mercadero facilitated the annual peer group meeting for Processed Fruit and Vegetables and Edible Nuts on April the 20th, in Amsterdam. During this well attended meeting, sector experts and business representatives identified important trends and developments in this sector. The input serves as the starting point for the production of … Read moreAnnual peer group meeting for Processed Fruit and Vegetables

Chia imports into the European Union almost triple while prices recover slightly

Chia imports into the European Union increased by an amazing 185% in the year ending February 2016, as compared to a year before. The four main chia exporting countries in Latin America, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Mexico, exported a total of 12701 MT chia to EU countries.   The average chia import price has been … Read moreChia imports into the European Union almost triple while prices recover slightly

Figures for European Consumption of Quinoa revised

After our post of December 2015 on European quinoa consumption, we received an email from Mr Jason Abbott of AbbottAgra specifying the contribution of quinoa produced in Europe to the figures of apparent consumption. Based on this, we revised our preliminary figure for apparent consumption for the Year Ending October 2015 to 20362 tons. Mr … Read moreFigures for European Consumption of Quinoa revised

Chia market: hopeful closing of a turbulent year

At the end of 2015 we look back on a turbulent year in the chia market: in view of abundant stock in origin prices continued to fall; the harvests were much smaller throughout Latin-America; but the market continues to grow, as we will show below. In the year ending October 2015, chia exports to the … Read moreChia market: hopeful closing of a turbulent year

CBI factsheet on amaranth seed in Europe published

The CBI factsheet describes the European market for amaranth seeds, the little sister of quinoa in the family of healthy pseudo grains. Amaranth imports are estimated at  5775 tons in 2014, up from about 4500 tons in 2013. This is quite a substantial volume compared to about 15000 tons of  quinoa imports in 2014. Production of amaranth, which … Read moreCBI factsheet on amaranth seed in Europe published

Promotion Torfolk products in the Netherlands

Since 2014, the Swedish Torfolk jam and cordial  are sold on the Dutch market. The jams have a high berry content, and most are made from wild collected berries. De Zaai-Ster is the first  wholesaler in the Netherlands selling Torfolk products. In the first quarter of 2015 we actively approached organic shops, clients of De … Read morePromotion Torfolk products in the Netherlands

Challapata Market Update, 23.12.2014 and historical prices

On 21 December the price for white quinoa was 1100 Bolivianos per quintal (US$4.03 per kg), which is the same as two weeks ago. Red quinoa closed at the same price as last week: 1300 Bolivianos per quintal, equivalent to US$4.18 per kg. Black quinoa is still traded for 900 Bolivianos per quintal (US$2.90). >>Read … Read moreChallapata Market Update, 23.12.2014 and historical prices