Jose Gutierrez joined the IEG Vu team in September 2017 as a News Analyst covering the dried fruit, nuts and spices sectors.
Originally hailing from the city of Seville in southern Spain, Jose studied at the Universities of Seville, Barcelona and Roskilde (Denmark) and worked as a journalist specializing in international trade and supply chain for the European Commission, Spanish Ministry of Trade and several magazines for over a decade, in Madrid, Barcelona and London.
Latest From Jose Gutierrez
The US peanut commercial storage totalled 3.27 billion pounds in April 2020, 6.3% less year on-year.
The Chinese 2019-20 dehydrated apple crop is set to sell out and the only available product is in cold storage, pushing up prices.
The Spanish garlic harvest in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, one of the largest origins, is expected to conclude, once earlier collection has finished successfully in Andalusia, despite initial concerns on labour shortage due to lockdown.
US peanut plantings are at good pace, although clearly below 2019 due to shortages of soil moisture in key origins.
The Indian holding ITC has signed an agreement to acquire the spice processor Sunrise, a leader in the state of West Bengal, for an undisclosed sum.
African raw cashew nut (RCN) sales are recovering, although their average quality is poor due to its long storage during lockdowns.