Wheat harvest underway in Europe & Russia

The July heat wave in Europe is not expected to continue and may thus have a very limited impact on European wheat crops. Although water usage restrictions have been imposed across French regions, harvest is already underway, limiting the potential for the wheat crop [...]

India reserve sugar stocks, double down on subsidies?

India’s government may not just maintain current export subsidies but expand them to cover other shipping and marketing costs, according to off-record sources. The main impetus for the move, of course, is the desire to reduce domestic sugar stocks and support sugar pricing, the [...]

China now second largest food & beverage economy

The Annual Report on Catering Industry Development of China 2019 (ARCIDC) released in June found that China is now the second largest food and beverage economy in the world by revenue, with the U.S. at number one. Before last year, food and beverage revenue [...]

Lower juice imports this year

This year, U.S. imports of the major juices (orange, apple, grape, and pineapple) totaled 515.1 million single-strength-equivalent (SSE) gallons, down 7.5 percent from Jan-May 2018. Total imports were lower each month this year, due in part to the decline in orange juice imports as [...]