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USA MANGO IMPORTS ON TRACK FOR 90 MILLION (4kg) CARTON YEAR...AS 75 MILLION CARTONS IMPORTED SO FAR THIS YEAR AS OF THIRD QUARTER

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California
www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




August 30, 2011




USDA import statistical data through August 29, 2011 reveals that over 75 million (4kg) cartons have been imported into the USA in the first three quarters of this year.


U.S. Import Volume
Per Month
Monthly report for range: January 2011 through August 2011
Export to Excel
Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSBRAZIL01/2011101,10511,489MANGOSBRAZIL02/2011658,62774,844MANGOSBRAZIL03/2011878,17099,792MANGOSBRAZIL08/2011265,87030,213Total

1,903,772216,338MANGOSCOSTA RICA02/201132,5273,696MANGOSCOSTA RICA03/20111,208,904137,375MANGOSCOSTA RICA04/2011922,671104,849MANGOSCOSTA RICA05/201143,9084,990MANGOSCOSTA RICA06/201130,7163,490Total

2,238,726254,400MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC04/201173,9208,400MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC05/2011229,24026,050

FIRST AUSTRALIAN TRAY OF MANGOES SOLD FOR CHARITY EVENT....PURCHASED BY WOOLWORTHS FOR $30,000 AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS...EQUALING 2010 TOP BID...

First mangoes sell for $30,000 in Sydney at charity auction

From:AAP
August 31, 2011 9:51AM




THE first tray of mangoes of the season has fetched a sweet $30,000 at a Sydney Markets charity auction.

The box of 12 mangoes from the Northern Territory went under the hammer at the annual event just before 8.30am (AEST) today.



Greengrocers United, a group of fruit and vegetable proprietors, paid the $30,000 - or $2500 per mango - to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the Westmead Children's Hospital.


"In these tough times ... we were very happy with $30,000," a Sydney Markets spokeswoman said.



The winning bid equalled the $30,000 paid by Woolworths at the 2010 auction.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/business/breaking-news/first-mangoes-sell-for-30000-in-sydney-at-charity-auction/story-e6frfkur-1226126252310#ixzz1WYncnKBW

LATE SEASON VARIETIES BEGIN SPANISH MANGO HARVEST...PRICES OPEN IN THE 8.50 EURO RANGE...AMID TIGHT SUPPLIES IN EUROPEAN MARKET...

Frunet start this week harvesting own Spanish organic mango's



                                                                                                     Frunet can this week start with their harvest of organic mangos. 

The harvest of this exclusive European mango takes place once a year during September and lasts approximately till the middle of November. 

Frunet have their own growing area on family property in the region of Malaga, where they cultivate organic mangos on an area of about 10 HA. 
Final ripening takes place in Andalusia in the south of Spain.



"Our mango's have a soft, pleasing sweet and very aromatic taste" as per Richard Soepenberg.
 "We grow two varieties without fibre; Osteen and Keitt. We expect about 200,000 kgs. to be available. Our clients will be informed about prices on a weekly basis and we are positive about the expected price level. Because of the rain we experienced in May the plants have less fruit. This year we will therefore …

HERE WE GO AGAIN...SAY HELLO TO HURRICANE KATIA...PLAYING "HAVOC" WITH... BRAZIL MANGO VESSELS ...TRANSIT TIMES TO USA MARKET

Aug 30, 11:04 AM EDT


Tropical Storm Katia strengthens in the Atlantic





MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Katia has formed and is slowly strengthening as it moves across the Atlantic.

Katia has maximum sustained winds late Tuesday morning near 45 mph (72 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says gradual strengthening is forecast and Katia is expected to be near hurricane strength by late Wednesday or early Thursday.

The storm's forecast track shows it could become a major hurricane over the weekend.

Katia is centered about 630 miles (1014 kilometers) west-southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands and is moving west-northwest at 18 mph (29 kph). Hurricane specialist Michael Brennan says Katia could affect the Caribbean, but it's too early to tell if it will hit the U.S.

The storm's name replaces Katrina in the rotating storm roster because of the catastrophic damage from the 2005 storm.

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SPANISH CROP (OSTEENS) RUNNING LARGE (SIZE 6/7/8/9) LOOKING FOR TOP PRICE IN EUROPEAN MARKET: QUOTING 8.50 EUROS AS OF AUGUST 30, 2011

AS IMO HAS BEEN PROJECTING...AGREXCO IS SET FOR LIQUIDATIONS...CREDITORS WILL TAKE A BLOOD BATH IN FINAL ADJUSTMENT...

Israel: Agrexco set for liquidation

Agricultural produce exporter Agrexco is set for liquidation. 

The only offer for the company from Kislev Forwarding and Custom Clearance Ltd. owned by Zvi Grinberg is now longer relevant, Tel Aviv District Court Judge Varda Alshech was told today during a debate on the company's stay of proceedings.

The trustee Adv. Shlomo Nass will now try to sell Agrexco as a "going concern" but will no longer be able to sell the company in its entirety.

 Judge Varda Alshech will rule on the matter tomorrow.

On Sunday, the company's bondholders rejected a debt settlement offer by the government controlled company which would have included a "haircut" of more than 80%. 

The bondholders' rejection was unanimous and they expect other unsecured creditors to join them.

The Government Companies Authority owns 30% of Agrexco, Tnuva Food Industries Ltd. owns 11%, and the Plants Production and Marketing Board owns 57%. The Plants Production an…

JUST FOODS EDITORIAL: NEWS FROM AROUND THE FOOD WORLD...(August 30, 2011)

Issue 587

August 30, 2011



Editorial


It's been clear for some time that UK businesses and consumers are being buffeted by some severe economic headwinds.

However, last week, one of the country's top retail executives, with some characteristic plain speaking, highlighted just how tough he believed the environment is. 

Peter Marks, chief executive of The Co-operative Group, the UK's fifth-largest food retailer, said trading conditions were "the worst I have seen in over 40 years of retailing".


Marks made his comments as The Co-op reported a drop in half-year profits from the company as a whole and from its food business, which suffered amid the intense promotional activity in the sector. Of course, with profits from its food retail stores down by 21%, it would suit Marks to paint a negative picture of the sector and of the UK economy. 

However, his comments were supported by data from UK business organisation the CBI and from rival retailer Asda, which said yesterday…

PERU'S MANGO FORECAST FOR 2012 SEASON...FATALLY FLAWED...EXPORTERS WILL FLOOD MARKET ONCE AGAIN...

Peru releases 2011-12 mango forecast



August 30th, 2011


Peru’s Association of Mango Producers and Exporters (APEM) expects volumes to fall to 180,000 metric tons (MT) during the 2011-12 season, website Andina.com.pe reported.

(IMO NOTE: EVEN 180,000,000 MT EQUALS 45 MILLION (4kg) CARTON EQUIVALENTS)
APEM president Mario Salazar told the website the production forecast was a reduction on previous values that fluctated between 200,000-250,000MT, which led to a market oversupply and lower prices.
(IMO NOTE: AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, BARRING AN "EL NIñO PHENOM, THIS WILL BE A BUMPER CROP FOR PERU (HIGH PRODUCTION YEAR ON ALTERNATING CYCLE) PERU WILL PRODUCE MORE FRUIT THAN LAST YEAR.)
“For example, in the last two campaigns we have sent 300 containers of fresh mangoes weekly to the United States, when the market supports a maximum of 180 containers,” Salazar was quoted as saying.

(IMO NOTE: THIS IS 80 CONTAINERS PER WEEK MORE THAN  WHAT BRAZIL IS FORECASTING, AND THEY HAVE THE MARKET ALL TO THEM…