Apple juice imports still below average

The U.S. imported a little over 31.2 million single-strength-equivalent gallons of apple juice in November, the first notable increase in volume in several months but still down 29 percent year over year. China and Europe (including Turkey) each supplied about 45 percent of U.S. [...]

AJC stocks rose in August despite import slowdown

The U.S. imported just 21.6 million single-strength-equivalent gallons of apple juice in August, an extremely low volume for the month. The five-year average for August is 41.5 million SSE gallons. Imports in August 2018, at 49.3 million SSE gallons, were higher than average due [...]

Q3 grind releases show mixed results for cocoa

Halfway through October, Q3 grind results are hitting the cocoa market. To an extent, we are seeing a continuation of the previous quarter’s trend that saw rapid expansion of processing across Asia and a slowdown for Western Europe and America. Preceding the regional reports, [...]

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 [...]

U.S. AJC imports rebounded in November

With import/export volumes being reported again, we now know that the U.S. imported over 5.5 million gallons of 70˚ Brix apple juice concentrate in November, up more than 15 percent from the small volumes imported in September and October but still below levels seen [...]

Update on genetically modified sugar in the U.S. & for key world markets

Almost all sugar beets harvested in the U.S. are grown from genetically modified (GM) seed, and the beet industry had feared that the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard would be applied to beet sugar as a result. Arguing that beet sugar, like soybean oil [...]