Apple juice imports/stocks rose in October

The U.S. imported close to 22.0 million single-strength-equivalent gallons of apple juice in October, up notably from very low volumes imported during the first two months of the 2020/21 marketing year but down 4 percent from October 2019. A little over a third of [...]

Updates on beverage & sugar taxes in Latin America & the Caribbean

Sweetened beverage sales in Jamaica, one study suggested, fell by more than 4 percent as a result of a 10 percent tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, with at least one researcher suggesting that the tax rate should be doubled. Citing rising obesity rates, the Jamaican [...]

Chilean blueberries adding to U.S. supply

In the U.S., this season’s domestic supply of cultivated blueberries is down from previous seasons after spring frosts hit during bloom in some regions, while rain reduced pollination success in other regions. Imports of cultivated blueberries in 2017 were up about 10 percent from [...]