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WEAKENING ECONOMIC CONDITIONS LEAD JOC ECONOMIST TO LOWER USA IMPORT PROJECTIONS BY 50% FOR 2011...

JOC Economist Cuts US Import Forecast

Joseph Bonney 
| Sep 6, 2011 5:34PM GMT

The Journal of Commerce Online - News Story







Mario Moreno lowers import forecast to 2.7 percent from 4.7 percent




Weakening economic conditions led Journal of Commerce Economist Mario O. Moreno to lower his forecast for U.S. import growth to 2.7 percent this year from the 4.7 percent he predicted last summer.

He said revised government data show that the U.S. economy has performed much worse in the post-recessionary period than previously believed, and has been “close to recession for much of the first half of the year.”

Signs point to a tepid fall peak season for imports, Moreno said. He forecast volumes in the eastbound trans-Pacific, the highest-volume U.S. trade lane, will post a year-over-year decline of 2.4 percent in the third quarter and rise just 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter.

Moreno said he expects total import volume to decline of 0.7 percent in the third quarter and rise 1.1 percent increase in the fou…

WHY THE IMO SUPPORTS IRRADIATION...IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CUSTOMER...STUPID...

By  Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California




www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com




September 06, 2011








In a perfect world, mangoes  (and all fruits & Vegetables for that matter) would be grown in a fruit fly free zone (environment).


Peten in Guatemala is a natural, and the IMO wonders if any mangoes are in the pipeline?


Since the rest of the mango producing world has to deal with various fruit flies as an obstacle (barrier) to USA market access we must study alternatives to Hot water Treatment.


The most appealing facet of irradiation is that it opens up a gamut of potential mango cultivars that can be exported instead of the "rough and ready" varieties that have been forced upon the USA consumer for years. 


Finally the exporter/importer can provide a product that the customer actually wants!


In addition, since Food safety is a the top of everyone's list, there are collateral benefits that we can discuss in another article at another ti…

MEXICO AND PERU LOOK TO BLOCK OUT COMPETITION AND MAKE THE MANGO DEAL A TWO COUNTRY GAME...

U.S. Import Volume
Per Year
Yearly report for range: 2005 through 2011


Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSBRAZIL200562,663,9547,120,904MANGOSBRAZIL200647,509,2885,398,783MANGOSBRAZIL200752,256,4845,938,237MANGOSBRAZIL200851,425,3315,843,788MANGOSBRAZIL200959,292,4366,737,777MANGOSBRAZIL201062,466,3967,098,454MANGOSBRAZIL20111,903,772216,338Total

337,517,66138,354,281MANGOSCOLOMBIA2008105,07211,940MANGOSCOLOMBIA20098,296943MANGOSCOLOMBIA20102,673304Total

116,04113,187MANGOSCOSTA RICA20055,178,040588,414MANGOSCOSTA RICA20068,717,744990,653MANGOSCOSTA RICA20073,977,504451,989MANGOSCOSTA RICA20083,277,560372,450MANGOS

PRODUCTORES DE MANGO MEXICANO CALIFICAN DE "MALA" LA TEMPORADA DE 2011...

México: Temporada de mango fue mala: Productores

Al encontrarse en la recta final la producción de mango en el municipio, productores calificaron la temporada "muy mala".

Informó presidente de la asociación de agricultores del río Baluarte, Francisco Silva, quien notificó "la producción está a poco menos de 10 días de expirar".

"Definitivamente que después de los golpes que tuvimos con la onda gélida a principios de febrero la producción fue mala, de mala calidad, los precios fueron pésimos y la verdad es un quejarse, un lamento de todos los productores de que un año en general fue malo."

> Esperanzas productivas. La variedad Keit es la que aún prevalece, lo cual además argumentó a alicientazo un poco a los productores al contar con la demanda del mercado nacional al no haber concluido el periodo los estados Nayarit, Guerrero y Jalisco.

Por lo que los comerciantes "nacionaleros" han buscado la producción de los municipios de Escuinapa y El Rosario…

"AMOR DE LEJO"...AHORRA MEXICO ASPIRA LLEGAR A CHINA CON SUS MANGOS,,,

México busca aumentar envíos de mango, palta y uva de mesa a Asia


6 de Septiembre de 2011

Se inició una misión técnica a Taiwán, Corea y Japón

Un equipo del Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria de México (SENASICA) se encuentra en una misión técnica a Taiwán, Corea y Japón con la finalidad de avanzar en el establecimiento de protocolos de armonización y homologación de medidas zoo y fitosanitarias, informó SAGARPA.

El objetivo es incrementar el envío de diversos productos mexicanos al continente asiático. En Japón el objetivo es permitir la comercialización de mango precortado, y pomelo sin tratamiento cuarentenario. Buscan también que la nación nipona autorice la exportación de abejas reina desde México.

En Taiwán las auoridades mexicanas sostendrán conversaciones con elBureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarentine para avanzar en las gestiones de homologar los protocolos de ingreso para la uva de mesa, mango, palta y limón persa mexicano a Jap…

AFTER LAST YEARS POOR CROP...WHAT DOES THIS SEASON HAVE IN STORE FOR SENEGAL'S MANGO HARVEST ???...

Reports of Senegalese KENT mangoes arriving in Europe, got the IMO curious to follow up on last season's disaster...
Here is a report from a year ago:

ZIGUINCHOR, 17 August 2010 (IRIN) - Families in Senegal's Casamance region have less to spend and less to eat this lean season because of a drastic drop in mango production, residents and agriculture experts say.

Mangoes are a major source of family revenue in the region and an important food in the period between harvests. Farmers depend on mango exports as well as local sales.

"This year we have seen a 70-80 percent decrease in mango production in Casamance," agriculture and rural development expert Mamadou Conté told IRIN in the main city Ziguinchor. The region normally produces about 30,000 tons a year, he said.

"The reason is the intense heat we had during the period from November to March - the blossoming period for mango trees. At times it hit 40 degrees Celsius here in Casamance, while mango trees need cooler w…

MORE BAD WEATHER IN STORE FOR PAKISTAN IN WAKE OF DISASTROUS MONSOON THAT AFFECTS AS MANY AS FIVE MILLION PEOPLE...

Pakistan monsoon rains affect five million, kill 132





by Staff Writers
Karachi (AFP) Sept 5, 2011





Monsoon rains in Pakistan have affected up to five million people and killed 132 others in a month, a senior disaster official said Monday, as the country braced for more wet and wild weather.

Southern Sindh, a flood-prone province where authorities said more heavy rain was expected in the coming days, was the hardest-hit area, with crops and many houses destroyed.

"The floods triggered by heavy rains have killed 132 people and affected four to five million people," doctor Zafar Qadir, the country head of the National Disaster Management Authority, told a press conference in Islamabad.

Qadir said most of those killed died as a result of falling roofs, drowning and water-borne diseases.

An unknown number of women and children are among the victims.

"The magnitude of the calamity is worse than our expectations. We are facing difficulties with every passing time," Qadir said.

"…

IMO PROUD OF ASSOCIATION WITH tacler AND CONGRATULATES FOUNDER ANDRE VAN DER WEIL ON SUCCESS OF NEW VENTURE !!!...

Dear FreshPlaza readers,

About a month ago, we informed you with a special newsletter edition about the opening of www.tacler.com on August 1. 


Since then, a substantial online produce trading community has formed. 1750 users from more than 100 countries signed up so far. 
This week’s Monday opened with a new day record: more than 1000 metric tons of fresh fruits and vegetables were requested by buyers in tacler on a single day.

Around 250 different people log in per day. During a good part of the day, between 50 and 70 people are online at the same time. Users share what they look to buy or sell. This results in sales to and from existing and new clients and suppliers.

Just join the community, post in the respective groups what you want to do, and see what comes of it. Rinse and repeat like 2 or 3 times per day, until you have a catch.

“If you are in the fresh produce trade, tacler is very good platform to meet new people across that area. I highly recommend tacler!” Paul Krycki - Mas…

IMO BLOG PASSES 71,000 PAGEVIEWS WITH ONE WEEK TO GO FOR SIX MONTH MILESTONE...

TOP 10 Pageviews by Countries this past week....



United States
665


Philippines
165


Germany
125


India
102


Canada
82


Mexico
75


United Kingdom
65


France
36


Netherlands
36


Ghana
25


These are Top Ten visitors to the IMO BLOG over the past week...visits from all over the world are key to the Blog's success.

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