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International News List

Melons from Queensland to Now Re-enter New Zealand

After the cucurbit trade was reopened last month, Queensland melons can officially go back on New Zealand shelves. New trade conditions agreed to by both the Australian Government and the industry mean that melon exporters can once again send product across the Tasman. New Zealand suspended Queensland cucurbit fruit trade in December 2019, after the […]


Trade of Potato Growers Amidst Deadly Pandemic

Fresh potato exports from January to December 2020 Coming up to the anniversary of the start of the global pandemic, total fresh potato exports have seen a slight increase in value and moderate decline in volume compared to 2019. Based on data from the Global Trade Atlas, there was a 5.1 per cent increase in […]


Overview of the Global Pear Market in Australia

The European pear market currently appears to be at a minor deadlock. There are talks of a difficult Conference season in the Netherlands. Other classic pear markets, such as Italy and Germany, are also dealing with an increased demand. A greater exception is France, where the pear market is still growing at a steady rate. […]


Berry Production in Australia vs. the UK

Growing Methods The berry growing apparatus between the two countries is quite similar. This is especially true in the region of Tasmania. Moreover, this is mainly due to tunnels. However, it should not be ignored that both regions have different climates. When it comes to strawberries, there are two recognizable growing seasons in Australia. This […]


Table Grapes Back in Demand in Australia

Due to the labour shortage situation, a Victorian table grapes producer is forced to admit that the upcoming season may be tumultuous due to the weather change and labour shortage. However, due to the great demand, there are hoards of opportunities that are present. Orchard Tech has decided to keep supplying the table groups to […]


Pears Production in Australia (2019)

An interesting fact that may be unknown to many is that pears are not only a good source of fibre, but they also contain loads of Vitamin C that boosts the immune system. Moreover, pears are also known as pome fruit, and they belong to the Rosaceae family. This family includes other fruits such as […]


Pandemic Causes a Rise in the Demand for Oranges

Because of the deadly pandemic, the demand for citrus fruits is on the rise. Nevertheless, the peak prices have already been left behind, and the prices are now dropping to their normal levels. Moreover, the Southern Hemisphere is currently handling the production, while countries like Peru, South Africa, Chile and Australia are mainly exporting the […]


Pomegranate Imports from India Allowed in Australia

India pomegranates will soon be available in Australia’s fresh fruit market. Moreover, it is being reported that Australia has finally completed the import protocol for fresh pomegranate after going through the risk assessment procedure. Barry O’ Farrell, Australia’s high commissioner of India has stated that even though Australia already produces pomegranates, India is in a […]


Nashi Production and Growth in Australia (2019)

Overview Nashi fruit or Asian pears, in Australia, are produced mainly in the Goulburn Valley of Victoria. The majority of the production is reserved for the fresh market. Nonetheless, a small portion of these fruits are kept aside for the export market as well. Statistics As of 2019: The wholesale value of the fresh supply […]


Pomegranate Market’s Rise in Australia

According to the latest reports, the pomegranate trade has already started in the Northern Hemisphere. Moreover, this campaign is officially underway in the regions on Spain, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey. When it comes to North America, California has also begun harvesting this fruit. Earlier this year, the Southern Hemisphere had stopped the dispatch of this […]