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The FAO Food Price Index continues its rise in May
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) continued to rise for the fifth consecutive month, averaging 172.4 points in May 2019, up 1.2 percent (2.1 points) from April but still 1.9 percent below its level in the corresponding month last year.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Calbee is targeting Asian markets in its expansion plans, including China and India.
Japanese snack company Calbee is gearing up for a US marketing campaign for its best-selling Jagarico potato snack in an aggressive drive to increase overseas sales.
Mexico removes tariffs on import frozen potatoes from the United States
President Trump removed the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico on Friday, May 17. Mexico responded by removing its 20% tariff on frozen potatoes imported from the United States on May 20.
U.S. potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 – June 2019 marketing year. (Courtesy: Potato News Today)
United States potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 – June 2019 marketing year.
China Hikes Tariffs on U.S. Goods After Trump Warning. (Courtesy: Capital Watch)
As the Trump administration’s trade fight with China twists and turns, exporters of frozen and dehy potatoes are facing a hit.
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) rose in April 2019 to around 170 points
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) rose in April 2019 to around 170 points, 1.5 percent (2.5 points) higher than in March and marking its highest value since June 2018.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The market price of potatoes in Gansu, China recently showed a rising trend. (Courtesy: Global Potato News)
The market price of potatoes in Gansu recently showed a rising trend. Relevant data shows that the price of potatoes in Gansu increased by 16.67% in comparison with the same time last year.
FAO Food Price Index steady in March
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) held steady in March 2019, averaging 167 points and still hovering around its highest value since August 2018.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019