Vladimir Pekic is a freelance journalist who writes for both IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He has many years’ experience covering a wide range of agri-food and commodity topics across Europe and Latin America.
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Uruguay's dairy industry is riding a bullish wave thanks to favourable pricing of its key export commodities and firm production volumes that are allowing the country to increase sales and export revenue.
Around 90% of the peanut crop has been harvested in Argentina’s grower provinces of Cordoba, San Luis, La Pampa and Buenos Aires, with in-shell production so-far reaching 842,600 tonnes and shelled peanut production totaling around 536,400 tonnes.
Colombian authorities have lent a helping hand to reducing domestic milk powder inventories by holding 13 public auctions that helped to move almost 3,500 tonnes of the product for a combined COP30.9 billion (USD10.7 million) in the past few months.
Orange fruit production in Brazil will rise from 16.9 million tonnes in 2017/18 to 18.2 mln tonnes in 2027/28, according to a new 10-year forecast for future orange and orange juice production in the country, unveiled by Brazilian authorities.
Brazil’s federal revenue service Receita Federal has reportedly initiated a new investigation to discover whether Coca-Cola is overstating the price of its carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) concentrates to expand its profit margin in the Manaus Duty Free Zone (ZFM), where the company’s concentrates plant is based.
Mexico's Grupo Lala intends to initiate operations in Guatemala at its new dairy processing plant in Palín, in a bid to reinforce Lala's presence in Central America and mitigate the damaging effects from the current tense political situation in Nicaragua.