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China October exports & imports growth slows

Export and import growth for China eased in October, suggesting that the world’s second-largest economy is starting to cool after a strong first half. Growth is likely to slow even further due to Beijing’s crackdown on pollution from factory output. ...Read More

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China to remove VAT on imports

China intends to remove the value-added tax on imports of distillers dried grains (DDGS), the foreign ministry said in a statement last week. This should result in an increase of imports move from top exporter the United States. The news ...Read More

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Korean pear exports increase

Exports from Korea are on the rise, according to a new report form the US Agricultural Service./ The total pear crop is expected to grow 4 per cent to 247,300 tonnes. For 2017/18, Korean fresh pear exports are expected to ...Read More

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Value of Scotch whisky exports on the up

Scotland’s whisky is the UK’s single largest food and drink export, which makes up about a fifth of Britain’s food sector exports. It’s also the number one internationally traded spirit in the world, so changes in the market can cause ...Read More

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Scottish beef and lamb exports exceed £80 million

During the past year, the value of exports of beef and lamb from Scotland has increased to over £80 million. But almost 90% of the volume is to EU member states, which means they are not really 'exports' but intra-EU ...Read More

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Northern Ireland exports ‘best on record’

Exports of goods from Northern Ireland increased by 12% in the second quarter of 2017, compared with the same period in 2016. The total value of the exports was just under £2.3bn. This is the best quarter on record in ...Read More

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Exports helping Norfolk traders

According to the latest report from the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, manufacturing businesses had an improvement in export sales from 11% to 27% and export orders from 7% to 27%. Concern over exchange rates increased, with 76% of firms surveyed ...Read More

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Imports and exports linked for success

An examination of data for over 160 countries provides evidence that imports are just as important as exports for economic growth. For almost four-fifths of countries last year, the volume of exports and imports moved up or down in harmony. ...Read More

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Europe exports suffer from sanctions

A study by an Austrian based think tank shows that sanctions against Russia imposed due to the Ukraine crisis have resulted in a reduction in exports to Russia. In Austria alone, the sanctions are estimated to have caused a fall ...Read More

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EU exports to Russia fall 10.7 percent after sanctions

Economic sanctions between the European Union (EU) and Russia in early 2014 led to a reduction of 10.7 percent in EU exports to Russia until 2016, a new Austrian study has revealed. The study says that when factoring in a ...Read More

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India’s coffee exports up 9.36%

Coffee exports from India, Asia s third-largest producer and exporter of coffee, increased by 9.36 per cent to 3,76,873 tonne in the year ending September 2017, buoyed by higher global prices, according to state-run Coffee Board. The country's export coffee ...Read More

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Pakistan rice exports take off

Pakistan rice exports have started the current financial year well, giving rise to hopes that the export turnover for the full year will hit $2 billion after a gap of two years. Rice exports jumped 40 per cent year-on-year to ...Read More

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RDF exports become ‘increasingly difficult’

Industry experts are suggesting that the boom-time for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) exports could be over. Between January and August this year, exports of RDF and other associated material from England was nearly 17,000 tonnes lower than the same period in ...Read More

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Pharmaceutical exports from India decline

Pharmaceutical exports from India registered a negative growth of 4 per cent during the first five months of the current financial year, owing to increased regulatory issues and pricing pressure. According to the Director General of the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion ...Read More

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American Vehicle exports increase, imports decline

Vehicle exports from the U.S.A have come as a welcome encouragement for American ports, but they are wondering The question a boost in exports will offset declining auto import volumes. Last year, the Port of Portland, Oregon recorded double-digit increase ...Read More

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Estonia August exports up 8 percent imports 12 percent

According to information from Statistics Estonia, goods exports increased by eight and imports by 12 percent compared with last August. The increased exports and imports of mineral products and mechanical appliances contributed to this. Exports from Estonia amounted to €1.1 ...Read More

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German exports increase

German exports increased strongly in August due to strong demand from the eurozone, although strictly speaking these are not 'exports' but intra-Eu trade. The Federal Statistical Office of Germany said that total goods 'export's in August rose 3.1% from July. ...Read More

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Farmers market at Singapore airport to promote exports

Japanese foods are on sale at the newly opened Premium Japan Farmers Market in Singapore’s Changi Airport for local consumers and globe-trotting travelers. It is hoped that promoting theses products to travellers will stimulate export orders from their countries. A ...Read More

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European imports of Chilean fruit through Netherlands falling

Chilean fruit exports to Europe increased by 8.7% in 2016-17, but there were noticeable shifts in the distribution between markets. The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association's recently released statistics show that despite this upward trend, the leading European importer and re-exporter ...Read More

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Italian Companies Profit from Greek Exports

The export of world renowned Greek olive oil is an example of how the country’s productive potential is wasted. Greece exports in bulk tons of olive oil at half the price of what Greek customers pay in supermarkets. Italian companies ...Read More

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Tea exports from India rise 4.6%

In spite of the loss of exports on account of the prolonged closure of the Darjeeling tea estates, India’s tea exports have increased 4.6% by volume duringthe first seven months of 2017. Two countries where Indian teas made major inroads ...Read More

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Hong Kong bans meat imports from firms in Brazil

Hong Kong has suspended imports from an exporter and two manufacturing plants in Brazil, after 200 tonnes of meat which they had produced as pet food were claimed to be fit for human consumption. The Centre for Food Safety revealed ...Read More

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Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef

Taiwan has conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan. FDA Division of Food Safety section head Wu Tsung-his said the Taiwan government will wait for the Japanese government to provide a list of government-certified facilities so that ...Read More

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Vietnam’s shrimp exports grow

While Vietnam’s exports of shrimp thjroughout the world rose in the first seven months of 2017, it is not shipping as much to the United States, mainly due to an increase in duties. The U.S. used to be the top ...Read More

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Taiwan Suspends oil Exports, clothing imports with North Korea

Taiwan has suspended refined oil and LNG exports to North Korea, as well as clothing and textile imports. Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, because of Beijing's position that it is simply a province of China, and ...Read More

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EU wheat exports to fall

European Union soft wheat exports are expected to fall this season, despite an increased harvest. A threat is posed by exports from Russia after a huge harvest. An industry analyst cut by 1.3m tonnes to 23.1m tonnes its forecast for ...Read More

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Irish Drinks Exports grow

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland has said that newly published figures confirm the massive contribution the drinks industry makes to Ireland’s agri-food exports. The CSO data indicates that drinks exports have grown by 8.65% since June 2016. Whiskey exports ...Read More

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Brexit may be dangerous for Ireland’s exports

The importance of the UK to the Irish Republic as a destination market for exports has declined over the last 40 years. In the 1970s, the UK accounted for more than 50% of Irish exports, whereas in 2015 the figure ...Read More

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China exports more books to other countries

China will export more publications to other countries, both in print and digital formats, to expand its visibility in the world, officials said. And it needs more translators. According to figures released at the 13th Chinese Books Overseas Promotion Project ...Read More

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Dutch flower exports higher than ever

The export of cut flowers and plants was the highest ever in the first eight months of this year, the sector organisation VGB reported last week. The export sales figure reached €4.2bn by end-August. TotaL plant and flower exports were ...Read More

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Farm assurance ‘important’ for UK dairy exports

The UK Red Tractor scheme is keen to show off its credentials in the face of cheap imports. Red Tractor assures the quality of product and animal welfare for more than 13 billion litres of milk produced in the UK. ...Read More

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China-Europe rail freight hits air cargo business

Rising rail freight volumes between China and Europe now include more electronic goods, which in turn is reducing the volume of electronics sent by air cargo. Overall growth in exports and imports is also being partly attributed to China's Belt ...Read More

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UK exports disappoint in July despite sterling’s fall

The UK’s goods exports were disappointing in the three months to July, despite the fall in the sterling exchange rate, official figures released on Friday showed. The volume of exports was up 1.2 per cent on the previous quarter, the ...Read More

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Turkey earns $1.88B through hazelnut exports

Turkey earned around $1.88 billion with exports of more than 235,000 tons of hazelnuts in the last 12 months, a hazelnut exporters’ association said. The 2016-2017 hazelnut export season ended on Aug. 31, the President of Black Sea Hazelnut and ...Read More

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Brazil chicken exports strong as food scandal subsides

Brazilian chicken exports rose by 14.6 percent in August, the third-best monthly result on record. Chicken exports totaled 416,800 tonnes last month, confirming a recent forecast. In financial terms, processed and chicken exports generated revenues of $690.6 million in August, ...Read More

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Gothenburg Reports fall in Freight Containers Handled

The Port of Gothenburg has reported an unprecedented fall in freight container volumes for the first six months of the year; a 22% fall in the number of containers shipped is the biggest decrease in the history of the port. ...Read More

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Driver shortage concern for freight industry

The freight and logistics sector is still suffering from a deficitof skilled drivers, according to the Freight Transport Association FTA July Quarterly Transport Activity Survey (QTAS). The survey, which asked the opinions of 6,000 freight and logistics businesses in the ...Read More

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Turkey exports ice cream to 68 countries

Turkey exports ice cream to a total of 68 countries and four free zones, earning nearly $204 million in the past 5.5 years. According to data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) and the United Nations, nearly 88.4 thousand tons ...Read More

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Spain fears rise of Egyptian citrus exports

Egypt’s expandion of land devote3d to citrus is destabilising the European export market, and threatening Spain’s dominance as an exporter. Egyptian exports have risen by 66 per cent in the last five year. This is set to accelerate in the ...Read More

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Rwanda Earns $22.9 million From Meat Exports

Rwanda exported over 6.2 million kilogrammes of meat during the past year, up from 5.3 million kilos exported the previous year, indicating 17.5 per cent growth in volumes. According to the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) annual report released this ...Read More

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Wine exports get Federal Government funding

The Australian Federal Government has announced a new $50 million initiative to bolster Australia's wine exports and tourism. The Export and Regional Wine Support aims to boost wine exports to a record $3.5 billion, including help in marketing product to ...Read More

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China’s wine imports continue upwards

Wine imports to China continued the resilient growth trend seen in the first half of the year, increasing its total import volume and value from January to July. The country’s total wine imports in the first seven months of the ...Read More

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Upward curve for Spain’s exports

Spain's fresh fruit and vegetable exports continued to increase through the first half of 2017. According to figures from the Ministry of Economy's Customs and Excise Department, processed by Fepex, fresh produce exports grew just over 6 per cent in ...Read More

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Beer exports to South Korea increasing

South Korea is “fast gaining a taste for British beer”, with exports to the country shooting up 77% in the first half of 2017. Belgium and China had the highest exports value percentage growth in the first half, with shipments ...Read More

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UK food and drink exports lifted by whisky

According to figures released by the Food and Drink Federation, food and drink exports from the UK achieved £10.2 billion (US$13.1bn) in the first half of this year – the largest H1 food and drink exports value on record. During ...Read More

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UK Wine Exports Grow 21%

UK wine exports were worth £270 million in the first six months of 2017. This is a 21% growth year-on-year, according to data from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Overall, exports grew by 8.5% to £10.2 billion during this ...Read More

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Exports help UK manufacturers

Results of the CBI's recent survey of manufacturing prospects suggest that exports have had a big influence, possibly due to the weakness of the pound sterling. Export orders for UK manufacturers increased to +11 from +2 - there was a ...Read More

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Slow month for EU exports

The deceleration of EU pork exports continued in June, with volumes down 25% year-on-year at 158,300 tonnes. This equated to almost 80,000 tonnes less than the month 2016, and was also almost 6,000 tonnes lower than in May this year. ...Read More

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Scottish salmon exports reach record value

Scottish salmon exports reached a record value of £346m in the first half of 2017, an increase of 70% on the same period last year. Fresh salmon worth £190m was sold in the second period of this year alone. That ...Read More

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UK exporters less confident

The British Chambers of Commerce 'trade confidence index' shows that exporters' confidence has softened slightly The measure, based on export documentation provided by regional chambers of commerce during the three months to June, was 2.5 percent lower than a year ...Read More

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French Wine Exports Increase

France has been outstanding among wine-producing countries in the first quarter, but the USA suffered a major fall in exports. A Wine Quarterly survey showed healthy growth for French wine exports, which increased by 5.9 percent in volume. Champagne and ...Read More

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UK remains Ireland’s top export customer

The UK remained Ireland's largest trading partner with almost 40pc (€4,804m) of total exports by value in 2016. Figures from the Department’s Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and the Marine show that Irish agri-food exports went to over ...Read More

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EU-China special products pact for exports

In June, the EU and China published a list of 200 European and Chinese geographical indications (GIs) that are protected in both countries as part of a bilateral deal that should be concluded by December. Many European items, particularly those ...Read More

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Shrimp demand may increase seafood exports from India

Seafood exports from India could exceed $6 billion in the current financial year, driven by demand for shrimps in the global market. In 2016-17, India exported $5.78 billion worth of marine products. Cultured shrimps amount to about 70% of the ...Read More

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Australia’s conflict with China over meat exports

Australian beef which was exported to China before the Asian powerhouse imposed a temporary import ban on some producers, will now be allowed into the country. Australian authorities have been negotiating with Chinese officials since Beijing refused to accept imports ...Read More

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China wine imports up

From January to June this year, China imported 254 million litres of bottled wines, representing a 13.9% increase in volume and a 3.34% increase in value over the same period last year. France still ranks as the biggest wine exporter ...Read More

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UK Production High as Exports Grow

U.K. factory production reached a two-decade high point in the second quarter of the year, as optimism about export orders grew to the highest since the 1970s. A Confederation of British Industry survey showed that volume output rapidly grew, with ...Read More

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Exports of coconut products declining

Philippine exports of virgin coconut oil (VCO) fell by 38 percent in volume last March, three months before an organization of American heart doctors advised against VCO in the diet. In terms of value, VCO exports dropped by 40 percent ...Read More

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Indian spices exports at all-time high

Exports of spices and spice products from India have touched an all-time high during 2016-17, said the Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently. Spices exports from the country have touched Rs. 17665 crore in the year, compared with Rs ...Read More

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China Bans Foreign Trash Imports

On July 18, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would stop accepting imports of waste such as plastic, paper, slag from steelmaking, waste wool, ash, cotton, and yarn; the import ban would be effective by the end ...Read More

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Ethiopia’s coffee exports up 20 pc

Ethiopia's coffee exports have shown a 20 percent increase during the past three months, according to the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority. The Authority has introduced various measures to reduce the impact of contraband and other illegal ...Read More

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EU to allow in more Ukraine exports

EU foreign ministers approved last week measures to allow Ukraine to export more industrial and agricultural products tariff-free to the EU in recognition of reforms undertaken by Kiev and the fragility of the country's economy. By the end of September, ...Read More

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Ireland exports to UK increase

Goods exports to Britain were €153m higher in May than in the same month last year. Exports to Britain last year being almost half a billion euro lower, the Central Statistics Office painted a more positive picture for 2017 so ...Read More

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China calls for more imports

The President of China, Xi Jinping has called for an increase in imports and fewer restrictions for foreign investors. China is coming under pressure from the US and Europe to provide better access for overseas companies in the country. Donald ...Read More

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German exports reach record high in May

Germany's exports soared in May as total exports of goods hit a record high, reflecting a recovery in global demand since the beginning of the year. Total exports of goods increased by 1.4%--the fifth straight monthly increase. Germany's exports leapt ...Read More

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Mexican car exports hit record high

Mexico's car exports set a record in June. This was driven by a surge in exports to buyers in the United States, the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) said. Vehicle exports had risen 12 percent from a year earlier. Mexican ...Read More

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British Wheat Exports Slow

Britain's May wheat exports were at the lowest monthly level since July 2014. This means it is likely to be a net wheat importer in the 2016/17 season, customs data showed. Exports in May amounted to only 29,509 tonnes, against ...Read More

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Uncertainty affects Bangladesh exports

Political changes in the West and devaluation of currencies have adversely affected growth in Bangladesh exports. The clothing sector contributes over 82% to overall export earnings, and this sector has been particularly badly affected. According to provisional data of Export ...Read More

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Gems & jewellery exports rise

India gems and jewellery exports from India rose by over 11 per cent to $6.78 billion during the first two months of the current financial year. In April-May last year, the sector's exports amounted to to $6.1 billion, according to ...Read More

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Brazil advises EU no salmonella in poultry exports

Brazil notified the European Union's Food Service Authority last week that it had found no traces of salmonella in poultry exports. The statement was issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply in Brazil. It had been informed in ...Read More

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Seed potato exports

A new bi-lateral trade agreement means that Scotland will export seed potatoes to Kenya. The organisation’s head of crops export market development, Rob Burns, said: “The seed potato sector is already particularly successful at exploiting overseas markets with roughly 30% ...Read More

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Tanzania: PM Bans Food Exports

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has asked Tanzanians to take part in safeguarding the country's resources, as he put an immediate ban on food exports. On the food export ban, he said that a study had established that as the long ...Read More

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Salmon exports worth £500m to Scotland

Exports worth £500m and 2,000 direct jobs make salmon a healthy part of the Scottish economy. The fish have become Scotland’s number one food export worth £500 million to the country’s economy. Salmon has now regained its position as the ...Read More

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Norway signs agreement on salmon exports to China

Norway has agreed in principle to begin farmed salmon exports to China after a seven-year trade conflict. "For some weeks now there have been discussions between the Food Safety authorities in China and Norway on how we can ensure predictability ...Read More

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Dutch exports continue to rise

The volume of goods exports from the Netherlands was 2.9% higher in April compared to the previous year. However growth was lower than in March, when exports rose by 6% year-on-year. Imports were marginally lower in April, while the April ...Read More

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NZ primary sector exports to hit high

The Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand released its 2017 'situation and outlook' recently. By June 2018 the ministry is expecting agricultural exports to lift to over $41bn, explained by the forecast that dairy prices are likely to remain ...Read More

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Record increase for UK food and drink exports

UK FOOD exports have achieved a new high, with the figures for the first quarter of 2017 up 8.3% on 2016, hitting a record-breaking £4.9 billion. This was once again based on the UK's top three export products – whisky, ...Read More

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Furnace closures in China increase scrap exports

The closure of dangerous induction furnaces in China has caused flows of displaced steel scrap exports to India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, despite the country’s 40% export duty. A delegate told the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) conference in ...Read More

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Seafood exports from Pakistan increase

The exports of fish and fish preparations from Pakistan showed an increase of 17.08 percent during the first ten months of the current financial year compared with the previous year. Fish exports during July-April (2016-17) were $316.926 million compared with ...Read More

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China Made Car Exports go by train

Sweden based Volvo Cars recently announced it has exported the first consignment of China-built cars to Europe by train. It has become the first car maker in the world to export China-made cars to Europe by rail freight, via the ...Read More

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Sudan bans imports from Egypt

Sudan’s cabinet has instituted ban on imports of agricultural and animal products from Egypt, and also urged the private sector to import products directly from countries of origin, bypassing neighbouring Egypt. Growing tension between Egypt and Sudan has led to ...Read More

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Vietnam fruit and veg exports surge

Vietnam is expected to earn nearly 1.4 billion U.S. dollars from exports of fruits and vegetables in the first five months of this year. Vietnam's fruit and veg export turnover to China in the five-month period rose 36.8 percent, while ...Read More

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Mangoes boost India’s export

India has boosted agricultural exports, by beginning shipments of juicy varieties of mangoes such as Kesar, Alphonso and Banganapalle to South Korea and Japan. Devendra Kumar Singh, chairman of the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Exports Development Authority (APEDA), who ...Read More

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Exports suffer in political uncertainty

The gloomy outlook of the world economy have challenged into the export earnings of Bangladesh this financial year. Exporters and economists are calling for policy support to aid recovery. In the first ten months of 2016-17, export earnings stood at ...Read More

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Russian Exports to US Increase in Spite of Sanctions

The volume of Russian exports to the United States is increasing despite US sanctions and less friendly bilateral relations, Russia's Trade Envoy Alexander Stadnik said. 'In 2014 – 2016, the physical volume of our exports to the United States was ...Read More

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Malaysian pineapple exports to China expected to double

Malaysia’s exports of pineapples to China are forecast to double to RM320 million annually by 2020. This follows the signature of a protocol on phytosanitary requirements for the export of pineapples from Malaysia to China. Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister, ...Read More

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Swedish Exporters Struggle

The economy in Sweden slowed at the start of the year as exports tried to maintain momentum, dulling a housing-fueled investment and consumption boom in the largest Nordic economy. Gross domestic product in Sweden grew 0.4 percent in the first ...Read More

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Strike affects Chilean salmon exports

Salmon exports from Chile have been stopped, following a customs strike which began on May 24th. The decision to strike involves grievances over staffing issues, working hours and retirement benefits. This has limited exports and imports of all goods, including ...Read More

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Exports help improve outlook for Spain

Spain's economy improved in the first three months of the year thanks in part to strong exports, emphasising that expectations that growth will be better than initially forecast this year. Exports by companies emerging from a prolonged downturn in Spain ...Read More

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NZ dairy, wood & wine exports up in April

More dairy, wood, and wine exports in April 2017 resulted in a goods trade surplus of $578 million, said Statistics New Zealand. April's goods trade surplus was the largest monthly surplus since March 2015 and the largest April surplus since ...Read More

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Most of South Africa’s fish exports go to EU

Half of all the fish caught in South Africa is exported to the European Union (EU). Cape hake is the most popular fish species, making up more than 50 percent. South Africa is a net exporter of fish with the ...Read More

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Turkey imposes limits on Russian wheat imports

Exports of Russian wheat to Turkey are facing another barrier, after Ankara introduced a new law restricting Russian imports to 25 percent of the total amount of grain imported. Russia's main exporters confirmed the information reported by a business daily ...Read More

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China defends tariffs on sugar imports

China's recent decision to impose extra tariffs on sugar imports would help maintain a fairer market and trade, accordi8ng to the Chinese commerce ministry. This followed criticism of the decision by major sugar exporter Brazil, which is set to suffer ...Read More

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Norway signs deal to resume salmon exports to China

Norway moved closer to resuming its exports of farmed salmon to China on Tuesday after the two countries signed an agreement, Norway's Fisheries Ministry said on Tuesday. The exports have mainly been blocked since the 2010 award of the Nobel ...Read More

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Rwanda: Horticulture Exports to Soar – Airlines Cut Freight Charges

Rwanda has intensified efforts over the past few years to increase exports, particularly for non-traditional trade products like flowers, vegetables and fruits. These efforts have encountered various challenges, including the high cost of air freight and other logistical issues, such ...Read More

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UK pork exports slow down but imports up

UK exports of fresh and frozen pork during March were 3% lower than last on year but imports rose by a massive 47%. The fall in export volumes to 19,100 tonnes highlights the lack of supply in both clean pigs ...Read More

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Exports to Asia May Slow

The Asian Export boom may be about to end. Demand from consumers and manufacturers in China, a key driver for an unexpected jump in Asian exports so far this year, is likely to reduce as Beijing shifts its focus toward ...Read More

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Swiss Boom in Clothing Exports deceptive

A large increase in Swiss exports of clothing and shoes isn’t quite what it appears; export shipments of textiles and footwear rose 10 percent in 2016, second only to pharmaceuticals and chemicals. But that really reflects dissatisfied shoppers sending back ...Read More

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Georgia wine exports to China to increase

Georgian wine exports to China are set to grow; the two countries have officially signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on 13 May. China will drop import tariffs on 93.9% of exported products from Georgia. The import tariff on remaining ...Read More

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Tunisia Seeks to Increase Exports to Russia

Tunisia is hoping to increase its exports to Russia. Many government and private institutions are seeking to boost the Tunisian presence in the promising Russian market. The capital Tunis hosted a workshop to study potential to export to Russia, the ...Read More

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Decline in food exports from Ireland

Export growth from Ireland to the UK fell sharply from 12% in 2015 to just 2% last year. Total exports to the UK, which account for 35% of net Irish indigenous exports, were worth €7.5 billion last year. Enterprise Ireland ...Read More

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Dutch avocado imports

In 2016, the Netherlands imported a record €433m of avocados. This makes it the largest importer of avocados in the world after the US, according to the national statistics office. Avocados are now the second biggest fruit import in the ...Read More

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Turkey says Russian wheat imports resumed

Turkey resumed wheat imports from Russia on 8 May,just a few days after the trade dispute between the two countries was settled. Turkey, traditionally the second-largest importer of Russian wheat after Egypt and the top buyer of its sunflower oil, ...Read More

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German Exports Increase

German exports rose for a third month in March- a sign that Europe’s largest economy is benefiting from a pickup in global trade. Exports rose 0.4 percent from February, the Federal Statistics Office said last week. The data come a ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports rise in April

Exports for the month of April rose to $12.83 billion, which is a 7.83 percent increase from April 2016, according to estimates. Imports also increased by 9.58 percent. In April, the country’s total foreign trade volume soared by 8.65 percent ...Read More

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Pakistani Women entrepreneurs go to Europe to explore export potential

A delegation of women entrepreneurs has left Islamabad for a 10-day visit to explore the European market and find ways to increase exports. The delegation, led by Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) Founder-President Samina Fazil, will visit ...Read More

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Scotland’s whisky exports on the rise again

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has released new figures showing that Scotch represents more than 20% of the UK’s total food and drink exports. It is 73% of Scotland’s export output. The SWA says scotch exports increased last year by ...Read More

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Exports of Scottish farmed salmon leap by 17%

Exports of farmed salmon from Scotland rose 17% by value last year, but there was another big reduction in the volume of fish sold overseas. There was also a big recovery in exports into the European Union, up by more ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports Break Record

Swiss watch exports rose for the first time in 21 months in March. This ended their longest slump on record. Shipments to Hong Kong pulled out of a two-year decline. Exports gained 7.5 percent to 1.6 billion francs ($1.6 billion), ...Read More

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Irish exports to Britain rebound

Ireland’s trade surplus fell by 9 per cent to €4.7 billion in February, after a record-high €5.74 billion a month earlier as imports jumped 16 per cent. Preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicates exports rose 3 per ...Read More

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Indian Export recovery on stream

The Indian export sector started the last financial year badly, with exports falling by 6 percent in the very first month. By the end of the year the sector has distinctly reversed the trend, growing for seven months in a ...Read More

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India celebrates 10 years of mango exports to Japan

The country will be close to completing a decade of export of the famed Alphonso mangoes to Japan this season, the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) said. The first export consignment for the season has already left, and more ...Read More

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White fish exports from Norway rising

Fish from Norway are continuing to enjoy an export boom; sales of the main white fish species are showing a steady increase. The Norwegian Seafood Council published statistics showing that the country exported 129,000 tonnes of cod, haddock and saithe ...Read More

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Harvest and exports up for Rhône Valley in 2016

Export volumes of Rhône wines declined very slightly by an estimated 2.7% to 913,000hl: – this was broadly in line with the global downward trend for French exports of still wines. Export values however rose and stayed stable on €460m ...Read More

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North East England exports fall for second quarter

Export sales in the North East ofEngland have fallen for the second quarter in a row, in spite of the fact that many manufacturers claimed that the weak pound was boosting business. The statistics were quoted in the North East ...Read More

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Cyprus Imports and exports up

Both imports and exports rose markedly during the first two months of this year, compared with the same period in 2016, according preliminary data from the Statistical Service. This is in spite of the turmoil at the port of Limassol, ...Read More

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USA Beef Exports growing

U.S.A beef exports continue the 2016 trend with more improvement so far in 2017. In February total beef exports increased by 19.3 percent and combined with the January figures add up to a 20.1 percent year over year increase. Japan ...Read More

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UK manufacturers take extra export cash due to weak pound

British car manufacturers are benefitting from the weak pound. New figures show that exports are generating higher revenues once translated into sterling. Exports are now accounting for a bigger share of turnover for UK car and trailer companies, reversing the ...Read More

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China March exports and imports up

China's March exports rose 16.4 percent from the previous year, while imports increased 20.3 percent. Both exceeded market expectations. Exports in the first quarter of the year rose by 8.2 percent last year, while imports surged 24.0 percent. China's first-quarter ...Read More

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Dutch exports increase

The volume of Dutch exports rose by 8% in February compared with the same period a year earlier. The increase was due largely to exports of machinery, chemical products and transport equipment. Imports in February were 4% higher year-on-year. The ...Read More

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E-certificates for US-EU organic imports

Next week a new system of electronic certificates of inspection will begin for EU imports of organic products from the US and other third countries. And US exporters have six months to adapt to the digital system before e-certification becomes ...Read More

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Falling exports haunt experts

Exports need from Pakistan currently account for only 7.4 percent of Pakistan's GDP, whereas Bangladesh's exports that are equivalent to 14.8 percent of its GDP. Despite its improving GDP growth, Pakistan's exports are declining, creating a big trade deficit. With ...Read More

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UK-China rail freight service starts in Essex

The first direct rail freight service from the UK to China departed from Essex on Monday. A train with 30 containers filled with British-produced exports began the 7,500-mile journey from the DP World London Gateway rail terminal in Stanford-le-Hope. Whisky, ...Read More

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Rwanda:Targeted Support to initiate Exports Growth

There is currently a drive in Rwanda to diversify agriculture exports, and National Agriculture Exports Board (NAEB) is already promoting horticulture exports including flower farming and growing of fruits. This initiative is mainly designed increase non-traditional cash crop exports. Besides, ...Read More

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Exports boost for manufacturing in Ireland

There was a marked rise in new export business during March, according to the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the sector. An economist with specialist bank Investec,said: "More than twice as many firms reported growth in new export orders ...Read More

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Danish exports to Britain growing

Denmark’s exports to the UK have continued to increase even after the Brexit vote, says Sydbank’s chief economist Jacob Graven. At the end of 2016, Danish exports to Britain were about 37 billion kroner. According to Graven, Britain was Denmark’s ...Read More

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EU farmers seek exports as quotas end

EU farmers are increasing production of sugar beet this year, when they will be freed at last to grow as much as they want and export it globally, after a decade of strict quotas and export limits. Several EU member ...Read More

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Mexico Looks Beyond USA for Corn Imports

In response to widespread concern over the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) under the Trump administration, Mexico proposes to reduce ties to U.S. agriculture and look for new exporting partners. After indications of a possible 20 ...Read More

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UK car exports to India grow 11-fold in 7 years

Export of cars from Britain to India grew almost 11-fold in the past seven years with Land Rover and Jaguar models topping the best selling list, according to UK's Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. On the other hand, imported ...Read More

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Scotch meat exports excel

SCOTTISH MEAT has made a great contribution to the country's record year of food and drink export growth. New figures released by the Scottish Government showed that total food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, ...Read More

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Japan trade surplus with China

Japan has logged a surplus of 111.8 billion yen (S$1.4 billion) with China - its first in five years. Overall, Japan's seasonally adjusted trade surplus stood at 680.3 billion yen. This is the highest since April 2010. Analysts said that ...Read More

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USA Protectionism threatens exporters

President Donald Trump has singled out Japan, China and Germany for their high net exports to the American market. This is a concern for exporting countries, who fear that global trade could falter. Japan and the US will start a ...Read More

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Japan February exports up

Japan's exports had the biggest increase in more than two years in February. Exports recovered from a Chinese New Year slowdown in January, as a widening trade surplus with the US potentially raises tensions in expectation of rising protectionism from ...Read More

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Exports of NZ lamb to Iran delayed

The first steps for New Zealand to resume a trade deal on lamb exports to Iran will not be until next season, says one meat processor. A spokesman for one of two exporters working with import companies in Iran, said ...Read More

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Brazil’s meat exports drop sharply

According to Brazil's Trade Ministry, the country's meat exports have dropped to $74,000 (68,500 euros), compared with the daily average of $63 million - a drop by 99.9 percent. Last week a police investigation showed the existence of a corrupt ...Read More

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Rains damage produce exports from Peru

Spectacular growth in Peru’s fruit and vegetable exports could be temporarily disrupted by the heavy rains that have been battering coastal regions since December, killing dozens of people and causing widespread flooding and damage to roads and houses. Carlos Posada ...Read More

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Exports up, revenue down for 2016-17 cherries from Chile

By the end of February, total exports were 17% higher, but total FOB returns were 28% down at US$444 million. The drop is revenue is due to the significantly lower unit price, which was US$4.70 per kilo on average – ...Read More

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Export increase may guide UK through Brexit

Stronger exports and the British consume spending will help the UK to weather Brexit uncertainty this year, according to Morgan Stanley. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) expects the UK’s net trade position to improve “over the next few years”, ...Read More

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Brexit to help farmers with China chicken feet exports

Farmers could profit from chicken feet by increasing exports to China for business after Brexit, a farming minister has said. George Eustice said there were opportunities to increase exports of this popular snack to China, and other areas where parts ...Read More

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Log exports from British Columbia under threat

Log exports are a contentious issue.; some politicians, policy analysts and unions have argued for a ban on log exports, whereas the current government has allowed limited exports of logs, but with an excessively complex export-approval process. Some commentators think ...Read More

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Freight Demand Continues Slow Recovery

Air freight demand was up 6.9 percent in January, as export orders increased and the shipping of consumer electronic parts witnessed a steady rise, IATA said in its monthly update. Africa had the biggest regional jump in demand, 24.3 percent, ...Read More

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China imports surge almost 40%

China's imports increased by almost 40% in February 2017, according to official data, driven by higher commodity prices and strong domestic demand. Exports fell 1.3 percent, far below the 14 percent estimate. The readings left China with a trade deficit ...Read More

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Tea exports from India drop in January

Tea exports fell by 6.62 per cent to 19.02 million kg in January this year from 20.37 million kg in the corresponding month a year ago, according to Tea Board data.  By value, exports fell 4.14 per cent.  Most of ...Read More

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Scottish ministers to boost exports

Scotland could struggle to meet export targets because of "significant cuts" to the enterprise budget,Scottish Conservatives have warned. The party has asked the Scottish Government to do more to help boost exports from businesses. MSPs were debating a report on ...Read More

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South Korea exports to China increase by 28.7%

South Korean exports to China rose for a fourth month in February, leaping 28.7 percent compared with a year ago, trade ministry data showed. The February rise was the strongest since November 2010, driven by exports of intermediate goods like ...Read More

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Exports from Pakistan

The textile export figures in January 2017 have finally registered an increase. This means that the government’s textile package for exports may be working and perhaps it's now time to further strengthen it. Commentators say that the government should quickly ...Read More

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Chile leads fruit exports to China in 2016

Chile became the leading exporter of fresh fruits to China in 2016, overtaking Vietnam and even Thailand, local media reported last week. Chile exported $1.2 billion of fresh fruit, mainly cherries, to China last year, the report said, citing data ...Read More

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US trade policy may affect pigmeat exports

Donald Trump's trade policies, could damage the USA'S future pigmeat exports, causing a knock-on impact on other exporters, including the UK, according to one pork producer. “President Trump has been supporting a protectionist, anti-globalisation agenda which he believes will support ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports Continue Decline

The Swiss watch industry began the year where it left off, with exports falling in January, albeit at a slower pace than in 2016. Export shipments of Swiss timepieces fell 6.2 percent, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch ...Read More

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Greece’s poor export performance

The lack of export growth in Greece has caused the recession there to be longer and deeper than in any comparable country. In Asia, and in all the other countries of the European periphery, growing exports provided vital support to ...Read More

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UK goods may cost more as import prices rise

Britain’s manufacturers fear that increased cost of raw materials may threaten a robust recovery since the Brexit vote that has included total export orders hitting a two-year high. A survey of the sector found that firms said the weak pound ...Read More

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Swiss trade surplus rises due to big fall in imports

The Swiss trade surplus rose to CHF 4.7 billion in January from CHF 2.7 billion in the previous month, attributable to sharp declines in imports during the month. The report showed that imports during January slid 5.3 percent compared to ...Read More

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Spain Exports Hit Record high

Spanish exports hit a new high in 2016. Companies have been continuing to expand internationally because there has been an unprecedented economic crisis at home. Total exports jumped to a record 255 billion euros. This was the the seventh year ...Read More

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UK food and drink exports reach record levels

An increase in exports to the USA and China helped global exports of UK food and drink rise to a record-breaking £20bn last year, says Defra. Food and drink exports grew in total by nearly 10% in 2016, according to ...Read More

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Sterling devaluation reduces value of Irish exports to Britain

The Brexit-related crash in sterling reduced the value of Irish goods exports to Britain by about half a billion last year, the latest trade figures show. According to the Central Statistics Office, exports to Britain fell by €496 million to ...Read More

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Brazil forced to import Robusta coffee

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Monday that he has asked the country's Foreign Trade Chamber to authorize robusta coffee imports at near zero tariff, according to the ministry. If the board approves the request, it would be the ...Read More

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Trade shows increase UK fashion exports

UK exports of clothing and textiles increased by 7% year on year to £9.1bn in 2016, following success at European trade shows. The UK Fashion & Textile Association reported that exports have increased by 28% in the last five years. ...Read More

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Imports of potatoes to Romania up

Romania imported 120,830 tons of fresh and frozen potatoes in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 45% against the similar period of 2015. The sums spent surpassed 27.4 million euro in the mentioned period, while in the ...Read More

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Pakistan government offers exports package

The export package enabled exporters to improve cash flows for the next six months, as the eligible sectors got refunds on all exports made between January and June. Thereafter, producers would need to make a10 percent export increase to receive ...Read More

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Honda enjoys export bounce to the US and Japan

Honda UK is producing more cars as the lower pound has boosted exports of its new British-built Civic hatchback to the USA and other international markets including Japan, executives said last week. Honda’s European spokesman Nik Pearson said: ‘The lower ...Read More

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Thai Rice Exports fall due to Vietnam Competition

Rice exports from Thailand, the largest world supplier after India, are likely to decline about 4 percent this year because of increased competition from Vietnam and other producers. Exports will total 9.5 million tons in 2017,the honorary president of the ...Read More

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SNP to miss exports target

The Scottish National Party government is set to miss a target to increase international exports by four years, the Scottish Labour Party claims. They said the government will probably miss a target set in 2011 to deliver a 50per cent ...Read More

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Adriatic – Baltic rail freight service launched

What is described as 'the first direct rail freight service' between the ports of Trieste in Italy and Kiel in Germany was launched on January 25. There are connections with shipping services to Scandinavia, Greece, and Turkey. The service is ...Read More

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Newcastle and Sunderland exports go to the EU

A new report shows that Sunderland is in the top 10 cities in the country to be reliant on the European Union for exports. It is also one of only seven which are heavily reliant on a specific industry for ...Read More

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Australia to Resume Japanese Beef Imports

Australia will probably cease a 16-year ban on imports of Japanese beef by the end of this year, now that Japan's government has confirmed that the meat is safe for human consumption. The government in Japan has set an objective ...Read More

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Russia needs new markets for grain exports

Russia needs to find new markets for its grain exports and export to xisting customers more quickly, to ease pressure on the domestic market. There was a record crop of 119 million tonnes in 2016, the SovEcon agriculture consultancy said. ...Read More

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Scottish exports grow

According to figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe), exports from Small and Medium Enterprises were worth £12.4billion to the Scottish economy in 2014.This represented a 59% rise since 2006. As a percentage of total exports from Scotland, SMEs ...Read More

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Exports of Scottish-made gin and beer on the rise

Exports of gin and craft beer from Scotland have grown during last year, new figures show. Whisky remains the "driving force of the UK food and drink industry", however. It accounts for nearly a quarter of all exports each year. ...Read More

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Champagne exports plummet

According to the estimates released by the Comité Champagne in January, Champagne exports worldwide, and sales to the French market, fell by 6 million bottles in the past 12 months, compared with the same period in 2015, when the region ...Read More

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Israel Exports more avocados to EU

Heavy rainfall this winter is expected to increase Israel’s avocado crop significantly this year. Some 24,000 tons will be harvested, instead of the usual 15,000 tons – much of it for export to Europe. That’s an increase of some 60 ...Read More

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Weak pound boosts exports

Rain Newton-Smith, the CBI chief economist, said: “UK manufacturers are firing on all cylinders right now, with domestic orders up and optimism rising at the fastest pace in two years. “The weaker pound is driving export optimism for the year ...Read More

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Taiwan cabbage exports troubled

Cabbage is not yet one of Taiwan's major agricultural export products, due to a lack of integrated marketing systems. The Council of Agriculture showed that Taiwan dedicates 9,000 hectares of farmland to cabbages, with annual production estimated at over 360,000 ...Read More

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Cognac exports reach highest level yet

Cognac exports reached their highest ever level in 2016,mainly because of the expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) zone, according to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC). AFter a positive 2015, Cognac exports continued to rise ...Read More

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Irish food exports to UK slump

There was an 8 percent fall last year in Irish food and drink exports to the United Kingdom, some commentators suggesting that this was caused by uncertainty over Brexit. The UK accounts for about 17 percent of exports from Ireland. ...Read More

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Greek exports continue recovery in November

Greek exports continued to rise in November, coming to 4.2 percent on a monthly basis. This was the fourth consecutive month with a rise in the value of exports. Data analyzed by the Panhellenic Exporters’ Association showed that the total ...Read More

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New Year Celebrations in China

The build up to Chinese New Year has already started, and can involve business disruption for about two weeks. Companies in China begin winding up for the year on 12 January, as workers head for home and the biggest holiday ...Read More

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Exports add £35 a pig to UK industry

Pork exports add about £35 to the value of UK pigs, with products going to China making a major contribution to that total, an industry lader told participants at the Oxford Farming Conference. According to some current estimates, pigmeat exports ...Read More

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German output lower, but exports surge

German exports surged 3.9% in November from the month before, while imports increased 3.5%. But total exports in the first eleven months of the year were only 0.8% higher than in the same period in 2015, a sign that global ...Read More

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Good citrus exports end difficult year for Australia

Queensland citrus growers are expanding their planting of export varieties because of good prices for exports, which outperformed domestic markets. Prices for fruit popular in export markets are encouraging compared with the domestic market. A grower said that export prices ...Read More

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Italian machinery exports recover

A third-quarter 2016 recovery in exports of plastics and rubber machinery by Italian machine makers helped improve sales. In the nine months from January to September 2016, imports of machinery to Italy increased by 8.5 percent. Exports climbed by 1.5 ...Read More

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Afghanistan exports decline

Cool relations between Kabul and Islamabad have slowed down Afghanistan’s plans to boost fruit exports. Pomegranates and grapes have long been a part of Afghan exports, but trade from the landlocked country has suffered due to poor air connectivity and ...Read More

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Rwanda Flower exports gain momentum

After more than three years of planned rose exports from Rwanda’s Gishari Flower Park in Rwamagana District, ‘encouraging’ flower shipments have been exported to key European markets. Since production started in July, the project managed by Bella Flowers, has shipped ...Read More

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New export markets for English wine in 2017

Wine producers in the UK intend to increase exports by ten-fold by 2020, and have claimed strong early progress, with bottles of English and Welsh sparkling wine being exported to 27 countries in 2016. Even France and Italy, which produce ...Read More

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UK car exports at record high

The car industry in the UK reported record exports in the first 11 months of the year. It is thought that the low pound boosted sales. UK car exports increased to 1.25m, the highest ever. Factories had put on more ...Read More

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Cultural goods exports from Turkey rise by 120 per cent

Cultural goods exports from Turkey, which mainly consists of the exports of handicrafts, has increased by 120 percent in the past five years. The exports value of cultural goods was 17.8 billion Turkish liras ($5.06 billion) in 2015, compared to ...Read More

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China oil imports from Saudi Arabia rise

In November, crude oil imports from Saudi Arabia jumped nearly 30 percent from the year before. Saudi Arabia has now overtaken Russia to become the largest crude oil exporter to the world's second largest economy. Imports from Saudi Arabia rose ...Read More

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Burgundy Exports to UK increase

Despite yields in Burgundy falling to 1.15 million HectoLitres from an average 1.5 million HectoLitres due to frost and hail in the Spring, the region saw gains in exports to the UK, recording a17.7% rise in wine exports. Meanwhile Beaujolais ...Read More

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Cool-climate wines increase French exports

Overall wine exports from France dropped 1.4% in volume in 2015, with FranceAgriMer
 reporting AOC wines down 1.5% for AOC and PGI wines down 5%. However cool climate wines remained level and an increase in export volumes, with key US ...Read More

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Russian wheat exports up 1.9% on year

Russian wheat exports in the 2016-17 marketing year from July 1 to December 14 were up 1.9% year on year at 14.317 million mt, Ministry of Agriculture data showed last week. Wheat exports from Russia have been slower than expected ...Read More

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EU sets import duties on steel bars from Belarus

The European Union will impose duties on imports of concrete reinforcement rods and bars from Belarus, to counter what it considers are excessively cheap prices, according to news on Tuesday. The European trade bloc will impose import duties of 12.5 ...Read More

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Georgia wine exports to China highest ever

Georgia’s wine exports to China registered the highest growth rate among all export markets in the first 11 months of the year. According to the latest figures released by Georgia’s National Wine Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, wine exports ...Read More

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Afghan dried fruit, herbal exports up

Officials of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) last week claimed an increase in the export of dried fruit from the province of southern Kandahar. They said that the quality of dried fruit had driven up demand in ...Read More

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Singapore November exports fall for 3rd month

Singapore's exports in November are expected to have fallen for a third straight month, a poll showed last week, reinforcing the adverse forces buffeting the trade-reliant economy in the face of sluggish global demand. Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in November ...Read More

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Uncertain outlook for exports to US, China from Germany

German engineers expect low growth in 2017, with an uncertain outlook for exports to the United States and China offsetting a recovery in exports to other markets such as Russia and India. They warned it was unclear what path the ...Read More

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Brazil’s export lull precedes record soybean shipments

Although Brazil's exports Shipments of corn and its byproduct, ethanol, were down by nearly 80 percent in October and November versus a year ago, encouraging results are expected for 2017. Soybeans fared slightly better in October/November, with exports down two-thirds ...Read More

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China November exports reverse decline

China's November exports rose 0.1 percent on-year, thus reversing October's 7.3 percent decline. Imports to China in November meanwhile grew at the fastest pace since September 2014, rising 6.7 percent from a year ago. Imports into China had fallen 1.4 ...Read More

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Small business sector produces 26% of Dutch exports

More than 26% of the Dutch exports last year were made by independent small businesses, the Dutch statistics bureau CBS said last week. CBS noted that most of these goods were manufactured in the Netherlands. The export figure for the ...Read More

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American agriculture export fears

Since winning the presidential election, Donald Trump’s anti-trade tone has moderated, but not completely faded. Farmers and ranchers, remain wary, because 20 percent of all U.S. farm production is exported. In 2015, U.S. agriculture exported $133 billion of bulk commodities ...Read More

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Russia intends to boost agriculture exports

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced an obujective of increasing exports of Russia’s agricultural products from $17 to $19 bn. He added that the goal is to "boost the potential of exports in the future, keeping in mind that the ...Read More

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Continued decline in machinery exports to Russia

Exports of plastics and rubber machinery to Russia have continued to fall sharply this year, figures issued by a German industry association have revealed. Before the Interplastica exhibition which will happen on 24-27 January 2017 in Moscow, the association put ...Read More

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Turkish exports down

Exports from Turkey decreased by three percent and imports increased by 0.5 percent in October, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) last week. The Turkish lira's recent loss of value against the U.S. dollar in was ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports in October

The main destination for Turkish exports in October was Germany with $1.308 billion, followed by the U.K. with $1.049 billion, Iraq with $774 million and Italy with $739 million. The overall volume of exports decreased in comparison with the same ...Read More

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Autumn Statement good news for Exports

In his autumn statement earlier in November, the Chancellor announced doubling support for export shippers as the government looks to make it easier for British companies to export. He has extended the export credit guarantee and increased the number of ...Read More

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Dutch flower/plant exports to UK fall by 7%

Floridata said overall exports increased in September by almost one per cent during the month, but exports to the UK dropped by seven per cent, while France consumed four per cent fewer products. Germany showed average growth in imports from ...Read More

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Wien Süd freight terminal test operations begin

Rail Cargo Austria has begun test running at the Wien Süd freight terminal. The official opening will be on December 5. This is planned to be Austria's biggest import and export transshipment hub. The multi-functional terminal includes an intermodal facility ...Read More

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Shipping on Rhine in Germany increases as water rises

Freight shipping on all of the river Rhine in Germany has returned to its normal levels, as rain has raised water levels to allow full vessel loading. Levels on the River had been below normal since early September, compelling vessels ...Read More

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Value of UK Pork Exports Increases

The value of pork exports from the UK during September increased 16 per cent on the year, reaching £21.7 million. A 26 per cent rise in average unit prices supported the total export value. The weak the pound which protected ...Read More

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Chinese firm exports transistor chips to India

The leading locomotive maker in China said last week that it has made its first bulk export of eight-inch transistor chips to India for upgrading the transformers of 100 electric locomotives to make the electric trains more energy-efficient. The state-run ...Read More

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Falling pound fails to boost exports

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the goods and services deficit - the gap between exports and imports - rose from £3.7bn in August as exports fell by £200m and imports increased by £1.2bn. The trade ...Read More

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Donald Trump may jeopardize New Zealand wine exports

The New Zealand Export Organisation is concerned that Donal Trump's election as US President will reduce opportunities for NZ exporters. His apparent desire to introduce protectionist measures for international trade may mean that it is no longer economic for exports ...Read More

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US may launch investigation into Chinese steel imports

The Department of Commerce is expected to launch a formal investigation into whether Chinese steel companies are shipping steel through Vietnam to avoid U.S. import tariffs. The decision to investigate, follows a complaint in September from U.S. steelmakers, and is ...Read More

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German September Exports Decline 0.7%

Seasonally-adjusted exports from Germany declined 0.7% in the year to September following a 3.4% gain seen the previous month, while imports declined 0.5% over the year after a 1.9% gain previously. During the first nine months of 2016, exports secured ...Read More

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France’s trade deficit widens as exports fall

France's trade deficit widened in September as declines in exports were sharper than the fall in imports, the French customs office said this week. The eurozone's second-largest economy recorded a 4.77 billion euro ($5.28 billion) trade deficit in September after ...Read More

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Low point for beef exports from Queensland

Released last week the export figures showed that just 72,607 tonnes of beef were dispatched to overseas markets in October, a figure not seen since April 2012 By contrast peak export tonnage over the same period was 123,000 recorded in ...Read More

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Taiwan October exports increase

Taiwan's exports rose at their fastest rate in over two years in October, suggesti8ng strong year-end shopping demand for hi-tech goods remains on track. Exports related to microchips and smartphone components rose by double-digit percentages, and a surge in imports ...Read More

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China Imports falling

China's imports of iron ore, crude oil, coal and copper all fell in October, after its robust demand drove global prices of many major commodities higher this year. Analysts had expected October exports to have fallen 6 percent from a ...Read More

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Output stable as declining sterling drives exports surge

A trade report by a Northern Ireland trade consultant said sterling's slump since the Brexit vote had helped manufacturers rake in more export orders from America, China and the EU. However, it added that the currency weakness had also increased ...Read More

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UK wood pellet imports expected to reach new record in 2016

The United Kingdom is by far the largest importer of wood pellets in the world followed by Denmark, South Korea and Belgium. In the 2Q/16, the U.K. imported record volumes of just over 2 million tons, which was 11 percent ...Read More

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Sweden exports more to Nigeria

Nigeria’s trade exports to Sweden have continued to increase reaching N222.713 billion as at 2015 while exports from Sweden to Nigeria is N74.237 billion according to Swedish Minister for European Union (EU) Affairs and Trade, Mrs. Ann Linde. Speaking to ...Read More

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Bordeaux exports to China ‘at highest level’

Speaking at Hong Kong’s eighth Wine & Dine Festival an industry spokesman also outlined that exports to Hong Kong fell 11% by volume to 74,000 hectolitres of Bordeaux wines but increased by 24% to a value of €278 million, reflecting ...Read More

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Growth in Scotch exports

Trade in Scotch whisky – the UK’s biggest food and drink export – grew by 3.1% during the first half of the year, helped by booming demand in India where exports have risen by a record 41%, new figures show. ...Read More

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Concerns rise over declining exports

Latest customs data show South Korea’s exports tumbled by 18.2 percent from a year earlier in the first 10 days of October, making it almost certain that this month will post another sharp decline in outbound shipments. The country’s exports ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports Drop for fifteenth month

Swiss watch exports are in their longest slump since monthly records began in 1988 after lower shipments to Hong Kong led a decline in September. Exports dropped 5.7 percent to 1.7 billion francs ($1.7 billion). “We’re seeing export data flatten ...Read More

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Wood Exports from Sweden in July up 5%

Significant increases in exports of softwood lumber and planed lumber to Africa (+3%), and particularly to Asia (+42%), led to an increase in exports from Sweden by a total of 5% to approximately 986,000m³ in July. Concerning sales in Africa, ...Read More

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Container shipping lines see export growth

The Indian unit of global shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line, is also seeing an exports revival, helped by a “slight rebound” of demand in the U.S.A and Europe. Orders for exports of agricultural goods and cars was strong among ...Read More

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India’s Exports Showing Signs of Recovery

Container shipping companies, which handle about 55 percent of India's merchandise trade, say exports volumes are picking up. The improvement they have witnessed is starting to show in official exports figures, which in September rose at the fastest pace in ...Read More

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Live sheep exports from Australia sink by 16 per cent

MONTHLY live sheep exports from Queensland, Australia, have dived 16 per cent below the average export volume this year at 157,855, performing 11 per cent below the volume for this time last year. The volume of sheep exports began rallying ...Read More

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Shortage of air freight space for Australian exports

Some sectors of the air transport industry say that boosting flight numbers further is not easy, due to aviation quota restrictions, whilst starting new routes involves considerable risk for airlines. "If you are repositioning a $100 million aircraft, it's a ...Read More

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Australia air freight crunch affects exports of fancy foods

An unprecedented shortage of air cargo space, after years of booming exports to Asia, is forcing Australian producers of premium foods to potentially miss out on hundreds of millions of dollars in exports of everything from lobster to cherries. Australia ...Read More

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British gin exports skyrocket

The rest of the world has developed a bigger taste for British gin than ever before. New figures show global exports have risen 166 per cent by value since 2000. According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, exports since ...Read More

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US trade deficit widens in August on higher imports

The U.S.A trade deficit rose more than expected in August because a rise in imports offset higher exports. The Commerce Department said last week that the trade gap widened 3 percent to $40.73 billion. Imports hit their highest level since ...Read More

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Thailand Suspends Exports of Seahorses

Thailand, the largest exporter of dried seahorses, has announced that it will temporarily ban exports of the fish. The announcement was made on Sept. 23 in Johannesburg. Thailand exports about three-quarters of all seahorses in international trade. “We’re pleased they’ve ...Read More

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Canada Exports Rise

Canadian exports rose for a third month in August - the country posted a smaller-than-expected trade deficit, adding to signs of a modest rebound in the trade sector. Canadian exports rose 0.6 percent during the month. The largest component of ...Read More

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China Allowing Corn Exports

Big crops in the U.S.A are expected to find more competition on the world market, as China announces plans to start exporting its massive corn stockpile. This would be the first time in 10 years that China has issued permits ...Read More

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Ann Linde leads Swedish delegation to Indonesia, Vietnam

Ann Linde, Sweden’s Minister for EU Affairs and Trade led a business delegation to Indonesia, then Vietnam during 2-6 October, for talks with government officials and business representatives. During the delegation visit Ann Linde will show how Swedish world-leading system ...Read More

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Norway seafood exports up a record 26% in 2016

Norway has beaten all previous records, and exported seafood worth NOK 65 billion (€7.3bn) this year to date; an increase of 26%, or NOK 13.2bn, compared with last year. September exports marked an all time high, totalling NOK 8.8bn, an ...Read More

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EU to control cyber-security dual-use exports

The European Commission has proposed measures to increase controls on exports of cyber-surveillance goods and technologies. The Commission had earlier identified deficiencies with the current system, which also imposed heavy administrative burdens on industry and authorities and sometimes lacked legal ...Read More

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Study suggests increased exports from LAC to China

A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank has found that exports from Latin America and the Carribean could increase by 10% if China reduces its tariffs by more than 50 per cent. The study also found that manufacturing goods ...Read More

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Basmati exports from India on credit banned

Basmati rice exports are likely to be affected temporarily by a ban on their export on credit. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) has restricted exporters from shipping basmati on credit, known as 'document against acceptance' ...Read More

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China has to cut steel exports

China's international commitment to cut its massive steel capacity must result in a reduction in exports, an official from the World Steel Association said, as countries around the world scrutinize Beijing's progress tackling a huge stockpile. The world's biggest steel ...Read More

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Japanese Exports Decline for 11th Month

Japan’s poor exports performance continued in August; shipments fell for an 11th consecutive month as a strong yen and tepid global economy reduced demand. Exports dropped 9.6 percent in August from a year earlier, the Ministry of Finance said last ...Read More

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Polish exports set record

In 2015, Polish exports to Germany, which is its main trading partner, totalled 48.7 billion euros. Exports to Russia, however, were worth 5.1 billion euros, according to a report by Poland’s Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP). The Association said ...Read More

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Czech exports to Russia continue to fall in 2016

Czech exports to Russia have continued to fall in 2016. According to figures released by the Czech Statistics Office earlier this week, exports to Russia fell by 12 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the ...Read More

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Ports company to invest £50 million to support growth of UK exports

Britain's leading ports company is to invest £50 million to support the growth of UK exports. The Port of Southampton is number one in the UK for handling vehicles, with more than 900,000 vehicles passing through in 2015, including around ...Read More

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How Donald Trump could wipe $420 billion off China’s exports

Victory for Donald Trump in the US Presidential election may effect China's economy in a major way. The candidate's promise to slap punitive tariffs on Chinese imports would be highly contractionary, deflationary and wipe hundreds of billions off the value ...Read More

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How Rwanda Can Achieve Flower Exports Target

As part of export promotion and diversification, Rwanda wants to more than double its flower exports by the end of the year. A new flower park project plans to export flowers by the end of the year. Emmanuel Hategeka, permanent ...Read More

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Vietnam’s coffee exports conquer historic drought

Vietnam’s coffee exports hit 1.27 million tons in the first eight months of 2016, increasing by 40 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data from from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Export value also ...Read More

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German exports growth cut on Brexit

Germany’s BGA trade association slashed its 2016 forecast for export growth, its head said last week, predicting sales abroad may later stagnate as the delayed impact of Brexit hit home. Global demand for German imports has slowed significantly, with several ...Read More

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Gold exports from India drop

Exports of gold jewellery contracted by 25.13 percent to $1 billion during the first quarter of the financial year, from $1.36 billion a year ago. Exports of gold medallion and coins too fell by 9.51 percent to $1.48 billion. The ...Read More

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Gems, jewellery exports from India rise

Exports of gems and jewellery grew 11.7 percent to $11.4 billion during the first four months of the current year, driven largely by demand in India's major markets like the USA. In the April-July period of last year, exports from ...Read More

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Venison import fears

Venison imports could dramatically overtake domestic production volumes in the next five years, the Scottish Venison Partnership (SVP) has warned. They forecast that if UK market trends continue, the UK will import more than double the amount of venison it ...Read More

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Australian potato imports rise

New data suggests Australian potato imports have increased over 2016, igniting concerns about the profitability and competitiveness of the domestic industry. Figures released by Global Trade Atlas for the first quarter of 2016 indicate that imports rose by 23 per ...Read More

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Nepal garment delegation seeks incentives to boost exports

Nepali apparel manufacturers have sought incentives from the government to boost their exports. In a meeting with Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, a delegation of Garment Association Nepal (GAN) — an umbrella body of readymade garment producers and exporters — ...Read More

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China may exempt some US farm exports from Zika rules

U.S. farm exports from regions not affected by the Zika virus may eventually be excluded from China’s new rules requiring mosquito treatments for incoming goods. Currently, however, agricultural exporters have to treat outgoing shipping containers with pesticides to kill the ...Read More

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New Zealand wine exports rising

Exports of New Zealand wine rose by 10% in value to reach nearly NZ$1.6 billion in the year up to 30 June, said New Zealand Winegrowers. Extra wine from the 2016 vintage is expected to boost export volumes by a ...Read More

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German exports to Iran soar

German exports to Iran, mostly machines and equipment, jumped in the first half of the year after the removal of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic, official trade data showed earlier this week. Exports to Iran surged by 15 percent ...Read More

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Irish Exports increased ahead of Brexit vote

Exports of Irish goods rose sharply in the weeks before the Brexit vote, but analysts say that that favourable conditions may be reversed in the coming months after the euro lost much of its competitiveness against sterling. The figures show ...Read More

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Questions Over Export Finance are Raised in UK

The Office for National Statistics recently released trade figures for the month of June, showing a widened trade deficit, meaning the difference between imports and exports has widened by around £900m since May 2016. Import / export data are important ...Read More

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Value of Irish exports rises

The value of Irish exports rose 5 per cent to €9.5 billion in June 2016, while imports fell 8 per cent to €5.05 billion. As a result, the State’s trade surplus for the month rose €826 million or 22 per ...Read More

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Sumatra robusta exports down 66%

Robusta coffee exports from Sumatra, Indonesia's main growing region, dropped 66% in July, reflecting drought damage from last year's El Nino event. Sumatran robusta exports for July were 12,350 tonnes, compared to 36,644 a year ago, government data shows. Exports ...Read More

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Indian Govt to take steps to boost exports

Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman today said that the Indian Government has taken a number of steps like promoting access to new products and finding new geographical areas to boost exports. The share of Indias export in global ...Read More

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Vietnam exports more coffee

Exports of Robusta coffee beans from Vietnam are running ahead of last year's pace. The Vietnamese government forecast July exports at 130,000 tonnes, up 17% year on year. The year-on-year rise in exports has less to do with production, than ...Read More

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Mujuru says now a vendor, sues Bob over imports ban – New Zimbabwe.com

New Zimbabwe.com Mujuru says now a vendor, sues Bob over imports ban New Zimbabwe.com This is according to papers filed at the High Court in which Mujuru is seeking an order to set aside Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 which ...Read More

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Rapid growth in Polish exports expected

Poland’s Deputy Development Minister Jerzy Kwieciński has announced that Polish exports could grow by up to 7 percent over the whole of 2016. Kwieciński told journalists: “Our exports are rising. We expect them to rise this year by around 6-7 ...Read More

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Sales and exports soar for cleaning product firm

A Yorkshire based cleaning products company has recorded what it described as “unprecedented” sales at the end of its financial year, with export sales up by 68 per cent. Demand for the range from overseas, from countries including Norway, China ...Read More

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Scotland’s £12bn ‘exports’ to Europe are at risk

BREXIT puts almost £12 billion a year worth of Scotland's exports to Europe at risk, a new report has warned. A briefing by Holyrood researchers highlights the significance of access to the single market. The briefing by the Scottish Parliament’s ...Read More

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New China-Kazakhstan freight rail route launched

The first freight train service linking northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region with Kazakhstan launched two weeks ago. The freight train, which was loaded with building materials and other commodities, left Jiuyuan Logistics Park in Baotou City. The 4,332-km trip ...Read More

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US set to relax rules on UK lamb imports

Restrictions on British lamb imports could be lifted by the USA within months,paving the way for a trade worth £35m to British farmers, says Defra minister George Eustice. Mr Eustice said that the long-running mission to get British lamb chops ...Read More

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Nigeria: Govt will encourage Crop growth for Exports

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Audu Ogbeh has disclosed that the federal government will continue to encourage the production of some crops for export. Ogbeh said the measure was in line with the government's efforts to diversify ...Read More

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Brexit uncertainty hits June imports of Swiss watches

Exports of Swiss watches to the UK fell by 26.1% fall in June. Uncertainty over the EU referendum had caused retailers and wholesalers to delay purchasing decisions. The subsequent fall in the value of the pound against the Swiss franc ...Read More

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Less-than-expected fall in Japan’s exports

Japan's exports fell less than expected in June. This may show that overseas demand could be recovering from persistent weakness which began last year. Slowing decline in exports could ease concerns for Japan's policymakers, who are trying to revive growth ...Read More

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More evidence of China’s “booming” pigmeat imports

Chinese pork imports continued to “boom” throughout the first half of 2016, with June imports of fresh/frozen pork up 138% on the year at 762,000 tonnes. China has been rationalising its breeding herd, and domestic production has yet to recover. ...Read More

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Jamaica to resume mango exports to the UK this year

Jamaica is to resume exports of mangoes to the United Kingdom (UK) this year, after voluntarily suspending exports in 2014 when there was a spike in detentions due to pest contamination. Speaking at a Fresh Produce Forum organised by JAMPRO ...Read More

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Hong Kong June exports fall for 14th month

Hong Kong's total exports in June fell for the 14th straight month, dampened by a slowdown in China. Hong Kong's total exports in June fell 1 percent from a year earlier to HK$296.5 billion ($38.2 billion), government data showed last ...Read More

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Freight delay fears over Dover chaos

The Freight Transport Association has warned there is a danger of Operation Stack being triggered in Kent, if French border authorities do not address the backlogs which occurred at Dover this weekend. Holidaymakers and freight lorry drivers endured queues of ...Read More

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Rising fruit sales help offset falling dairy exports

Japanese and Chinese consumers' appetite for kiwifruit continues to soar, with Japanese sales rising by $55 million and Chinese by $39m in June, compared to the same month last year. Annual exports of all fruit were up $617m and apples ...Read More

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Kiwifruit lead NZ Export increase

New Zealand fruit exports have been the shining star over the past year, countering a weak period for exports of dairy products. The country's merchandise exports advanced 2 per cent to $49.34 billion in the 12 months ended June 30, ...Read More

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Beijing slaps import duties on Japan, EU, South Korea

China said on Sunday that it has started imposing anti-dumping tariffs on certain steel imports from the European Union, Japan and South Korea, as Beijing itself is criticised for similar trade practices with its exports. Import duties on the materials, ...Read More

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Afghanistan optimism over Iranian port

Afghani fresh fruit merchants are complaining of Pakistani officials’ attitude toward Afghanistan’s fresh fruit exporters. Chabahar port in Iran is viewed as a golden opportunity for Afghan businessmen to swiftly move their goods and services across borders. The Chabahar port ...Read More

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Afghanistan has high hopes for its grape exports

In Afghanistan's Kandahar province, fresh fruit businessmen expecta higher grape harvest this year and are hoping to export 40,000 tonnes of the fruit. Around 50 tonnes of the fruit are exported to Pakistan from Kandahar on a daily basis, Haji ...Read More

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Dutch flower and plant sales exports continue to rise

The Netherlands exported cut flowers and plants to the value of €3.2bn in the first six months of this year, a 3% rise on 2015, export organisation VGB said last week. Much of the rise was due to exporters raising ...Read More

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Alcohol leads Finnish food exports

In the small town of Isokyrö in Ostrobothnia, rye-based gin and whisky maker Kyrö Distillery Company is growing so quickly that its one million euro turnover for last year is set to quadruple in 2016. Napue gin, is flying off ...Read More

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Royal Welsh Show: Welsh meat exports depend on unity

Farmers and meat processors must present a united front if the sector is to maintain or even grow its export markets when the UK leaves the EU. Dai Davies, chairman of Wales’s red meat levy body, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), ...Read More

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Brazil to Increases Exports to European Union

An agreement signed at the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week will allow Brazil to export an extra R$250 million per year to the European Union, especially sugar and poultry exports, announced the Brazilian Foreign Relations Ministry, Itamaraty. “After three ...Read More

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German business group forecasts fall in exports

A German business group is forecasting that Germany’s exports to Britain will fall 1 percent this year, and drop by 5 percent in 2017 following British voters’ decision to leave the European Union. The Association of German Chambers of Commerce ...Read More

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India leads China in pharma exports

India has maintained its lead over China of pharma exports, according to a statement by the ministry of commerce and industry. The country’s pharma exports rose 7.55%, from 2014 to 2015. China’s pharma exports rose 5.3% from $6.59 billion to ...Read More

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Revealed: massive increase in Cambridgeshire exports

There has been a dramatic increase in worldwide exports from Cambridgeshire in the past month. Exports from the county's companies exceeded £47 million in June – almost double the value of the same month the previous year. The annual increase ...Read More

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Brexit: Farming exporters share their market worries

An exit from the EU may have a big impact on trade – particularly for those farming businesses and sectors that rely heavily on exports to other member states. The weak pound may have helped make UK exports more competitive, ...Read More

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South Africa aims to boost exports to India, France

Trade and Industry Minister of South Africa, Rob Davies says the country will use the up-and-coming state visits involving India and France to boost trade and investment, in a bid to boost exports to those markets. The Minister also said ...Read More

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India maintains lead over China in pharma exports in 2015

India maintained its supremacy over China in pharmaceutical exports in 2015 with a growth of 7.55 per cent to $12.54 billion, the commerce ministry has said. "India's pharmaceutical exports continued its lead over China in 2015...India maintains its supremacy over ...Read More

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World’s Biggest Coal Producer Exploring Exports

Coal India Ltd., the world’s largest producer, is exploring options to export the fuel amid rising production and mounting stockpiles. The state-run miner, which produces the bulk of the country’s coal, is “exploring avenues to export” amid record production, Coal ...Read More

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Creative exports can ‘grow to £31bn’ following Brexit

Creative exports can grow to £31bn by 2020 following Brexit, the Creative Industries Council (CIC) has claimed. The organisation, which is a partnership of industry and government, has released a five-year blueprint called 'Create Together' to help creative exports grow ...Read More

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Norwegian fish exports surge 25% in value

NORWAY has unveiled a ‘fantastic first six months’ for its fishermen and fish farmers, as figures show exports were up by 25 per cent on the same period last year. Seafood exports hit a new high of 42.6 billion kroners ...Read More

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Brexit will not affect Pakistan’s exports

The British vote to leave the European Union (EU) would not immediately affect Pakistan’s exports, Pakistan's Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Wednesday. The ministry, however, fears that Pakistan might lose Britain's support voice in Brussels for the continuation of ...Read More

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Freight must be a priority in Brexit negotiations

New costs, restrictions and bureaucratic requirements are all possible risks following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, according to the Freight Transport Association. The group, which represents the freight and logistics industry, is warning that “additional burdens” could ...Read More

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Brazil/Uruguay beef overtakes Australian exports to China

Australia has lost its place as the number one beef exporter to China, because the Chinese are seeking cheaper imports from Brazil and Uruguay. Australian beef exports have dropped overall by 41 per cent in May 2016, compared to the ...Read More

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Exports face Brexit squeeze

THAI exports and capital markets may face a prolonged negative impact from Britain's vote last week to quit the European Union, local analysts have said. Although Thai exports to the UK are relatively small - worth around 1 per cent ...Read More

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China to stimulate economy as UK exports expected to decline

China’s exports to Britain and Europe will face barriers in the post-Brexit world, impinging on the mainland’s economic growth. A report by investment bank China International Capital Corporation (CICC) suggests the government will stimulate growth as a precaution. China’s export ...Read More

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India’s apparel exports to decline 5%

India's apparel exports are likely to decline by five% during the first quarter (April-June) of the current financial year. This is because of the global economic slowdown and uncertainty over recovery. Apparel export was $4 billion in the same quarter ...Read More

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Danish exports may recover slightly in future

Danish exports have been weak and had dropped 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2016 on a year-on-year basis. Very weak trade growth globally in 2015 was one of the reasons for weak exports in Denmark. The nation’s shipping ...Read More

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Irish exports holding up despite Brexit nerves

A €254m jump in the value of goods exports helped drive a near 22% surge in Ireland’s trade surplus in April; according to the latest seasonally adjusted data, the value of Irish goods exports increased by 3% to €9.24bn in ...Read More

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Big hopes for kiwifruit, pipfruit exports

Horticulture has boosted export revenue for New Zealand over the past year, prompting the Ministry for Primary Industries to predict a 3 percent rise. The ministry is hoping export revenue from the export revenue sector will rise to $36.7 billion ...Read More

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Cambodia rice exports dramatically increased

Agencies in Cambodia announced in May that the country's rice exports have increased more than fivefold over the past five years. A joint statement released by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Cambodia ...Read More

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Strong USA demand for exports from Canada

In the motor vehicles and parts sector, export growth from Canada is due to strong prices and an upswing in demand from U.S. consumers and businesses for heavy trucks and SUVs. According to Export Development Canada, this sector's exports will ...Read More

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Nova Scotia’s Exports Charge Ahead in 2016

Nova Scotia's exports will grow by six per cent this year and by four per cent in 2017, according to Export Development Canada's (EDC) bi-annual Global Export Forecast. The positive outlook is being driven by a weaker Canadian dollar and ...Read More

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Mango exports to start early

Pakistan started mango exports from May 20 this season, aiming to export 100,000 tons which is expected to fetch over $75 million, Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) said. PFVA Chairman Waheed Ahmed said the country ...Read More

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Whisky exports affected by commodity prices

The Scottish Whisky Association has found that export sales are affected in countries whose economies were driven by oil and other commodities. The industry organisation said that the recession in Brazil in particular had "a notable impact" on overall export ...Read More

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Top Chinese steelmaker urges support for exports

China's biggest privately-owned steel producer, said last month that the government should provide steelmakers with more support in their efforts to export products. Foreign steelmakers have been accusing the country's firms of flooding the global market with cheap, subsidized steel ...Read More

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Decline in Scotch Whisky Exports Decline Slowing

The decline in Scotch whisky exports in recent years is showing signs of slowing, according to a report by the Scotch Whisky Association. (SWA) said the customs value of overseas sales fell by 2.4% last year to £3.86bn, compared with ...Read More

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India doubles grape exports to Europe

Exports of grapes from India touched an all-time high in 2015-16, with exports to Europe more than doubling compared to that in the previous financial year. At the same time, India became an importer of many other commodities such as ...Read More

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French Wheat Exports Improve

French wheat stockpiles will be much smaller than previously forecast, as exports accelerate and farmers hold back grain in hopes of higher prices. French wheat exporters are benefiting from increasing demand from Morocco, where severe drought slashed the harvest by ...Read More

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Russian Wheat Exports Threatened by stronger Ruble

A strong ruble is threatening to slow Russia’s wheat exports, as grain from Ukraine and European nations including France remains cheaper. In May Russian wheat prices were more than $20 above French prices and about $6 more expensive than in ...Read More

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Freight train direct China to Lyons

A direct freight train linking Wuhan in central China and Lyons in France began operations on 6th of April. The train, loaded with mechanical, electronic and chemical cargo, exits China through Alataw Pass in Xinjiang, the westernmost Chinese region, and ...Read More

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Brexit ‘already impacting Irish exports’

Ireland exported nearly €14billion of goods in 2015 and over €20bn of trade in services in 2014 to the United Kingdom. Most Irish companies aiming to export test the water and begin expanding their business through exports to the UK. ...Read More

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The British Are Coming, This Time With Cheap Wheat Exports

The U.S.A is about to import the largest wheat cargo from the U.K. in more than two decades. A combination of ample British supply, a weaker pound and rock-bottom freight rates are making the unusual trade viable. It’s unusual for ...Read More

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China Announces Measures to Boost fall in Exports

China's Cabinet has approved measures to boost exports. This may increase tensions with Western trading partners, who are accusing Beijing of flooding their markets with steel and other goods at improperly low prices. Beijing is struggling to reduce a glut ...Read More

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UK exports to Germany, India and China increase by 7.2% in 2015

The amount by which UK businesses are exporting to Germany, India and China increased by 7.2% in 2015 compared to 2014, according to export data from the government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (DBIS). Germany remained the UK’s biggest ...Read More

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Strong demand for German exports

Destatis, the German Statistical Office, noted that the rise in exports during March was attributable to stronger demand in the eurozone and across the European Union in general. By contrast, the value of goods delivered to overseas markets like the ...Read More

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German exports pick up

German exports rose by 1.9 percent in March month-on-month, the National Statistics Office (Destatis) reported,with monthly shipping abroad amounting to 107 billion euros ($122 billion). It was the biggest monthly increase in half a year, and came as a surprise ...Read More

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Rail freight growth in China slowing

But growth of freight volume transported through the Chongquing - Duisberg rail network, which opened in 2011, is losing steam, along with economic slowdowns in both China and Europe. The volume of Europe-bound freight during the first three months of ...Read More

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North American wood pellet exports reach record high

North American overseas pellet exports increased for the third consecutive quarter in the 4Q/15, rising seven percent from the previous quarter. In the 4Q/15, total Canadian pellet overseas exports increased by 17 percent from the previous quarter with exports increasing ...Read More

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Iran bans import of Chevrolet cars

Iran has banned the import of Chevrolet cars, after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised imports of U.S. autos, and asked the government to support domestic production. The semi-official Mehr news agency quoted an unnamed official in the Ministry of ...Read More

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Group tries to ban US exports of fur

Wildlife advocates earlier this month said they will seek a court order, halting a United States government program that allows the export of tens of thousands of pelts from bobcats and a small number of gray wolves. The exports are ...Read More

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Senegal’s plans to boost mango exports

In Senegal, the mango fruit is among the key agricultural exports of the country. Last year, Senegal exported about 16,000 tons of mangoes, mostly to Europe and Asian markets. Authorities now consider export of the fruit as an important sector, ...Read More

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Australian citrus exports growing across Asia

Australian citrus exports to Asia are set to grow, as trade missions and changes to export protocols continue to open up key markets in the region. Citrus Australia CEO, Judith Damiani, says two recent trade missions showed there is great ...Read More

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Onion exports from India fall 6.75%

Onion exports fell by 6.75 percent to 8.28 lakh tonnes in the first ten months of 2015-16 because of restrictions on the overseas sale of this key vegetable. However, in terms of value, exports rose over 35 percent to Rs ...Read More

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Russian ban on EU food imports causes European farmers’ fury

The export/import market – especially for beef, pork and dairy – is continuing to worsen, fuelled by the Russian ban on EU farm exports. Pork prices were lower that they were 11 years ago. “It is unacceptable that farmers are ...Read More

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Japan’s auto exports up 1.8% on year in March

Japan's exports of cars, trucks and buses increased 1.8% year over year in March for the second consecutive month, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Thursday. Exports totaled 404,004 vehicles in March, up from 396,796 vehicles in the same month ...Read More

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Russia: Putin highlights Uzbek fruit imports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed a rise in imports of Uzbek agricultural products into Russia this year. This includes a 54-fold jump in citrus exports, an industry news outlet reported. The move comes amid a strained supply environment since ...Read More

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RDF exports see strong start to 2016

Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from the UK have shown a strong start to the year.More than 600,000 tonnes of material were exported to Europe during January and February, according to the latest provisional Environment Agency data. This suggest ...Read More

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China imports offer hope to NZ dairy farmers

Desperate dairy farmers in New Zealand can now see a glimmer of hope. After being suffering from a plunge in prices in a world market flush with supply, things are finally improving as China is importing more. New Zealand-based Fonterra ...Read More

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British drink exports hit £391m

More than 220 million pints of ale, including from Yorkshire’s Ilkley Brewery and Aberdeenshire-based Brew Dog, were shipped to the USA in 2015. Exports of British ale are up 35% since last year, with figures hitting £164m. Exports of gin ...Read More

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Uganda cocoa exports surge: Farmers hope to reap big profits

There is a bumper harvest for cocoa in Central Uganda. Farmers are looking forward to more earnings as world market prices increase. A campaign to popularize cocoa as a cash crop by the Uganda Agriculture Ministry has been ongoing for ...Read More

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Boost exports to grow sales and jobs – plan in Philadelphia

Offering tantalizing growth prospects, economic-development officials in Philadelphia USA last week released a three-year export plan. Prepared by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, it was the cornerstone of Wednesday's World Class ...Read More

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High-Tech Exports Grow Compared to Natural Exports – Russia

Russian high technology production exports are growing,compared with natural resources exports, Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week. "Industrial production has increased, we noted a positive trend for the first time in February, and the export of high-tech products is ...Read More

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First Chinese export growth in nine months

Healthy growth in Chinese exports helped Asian stock markets make huge gains this week, as trade data revealed that the world’s second largest economy was much more robust than previously believed. Chinese exports rose by 11.5pc in March, compared with ...Read More

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India spice exports drop 6% in April-December

India's spice exports fell by 6.26 per cent to 6,03,885 tonnes during April-December 2015-16 on sharp decline in shipments of spice seeds and cumin. But in value terms, the spices exports increased to Rs 11,453.99 crore in the first nine ...Read More

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Freight at Baltic terminal declines 1.1% in Q1

The freight turnover of the terminals of the Estonian freight transit operator Transiidikeskus AS in the first quarter totaled 639,000 tons, 1.1% less than in the previous year. The Muuga container terminal of Transiidikeskus handled 48,400 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) ...Read More

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Kenya: Mango exports rising

Kenya registered a significant increase in mango production across the 2015/2016 season compared with the previous year. Mangos From Kenya reported 30% jump in exports, mainly due to their intense continuous training which guides farmers to plant and maintain mangoes ...Read More

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Dairy segment gets Russia exports boost

India’s efforts to boost falling farm exports has got a boost as Russia has agreed to drop a stringent condition which was obstructing Indian exports of dairy products to that country. Once formalities are completed, major dairy producers like Amul ...Read More

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Turkish Exports Rise First Time in 4 Months

Turkey’s trade gap shrank in February from the previous year, as exports rose for the first time since October. The shortfall narrowed to $3.17 billion from $4.7 billion in February 2015, compared with the median estimate of $3.2 billion in ...Read More

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Rail bridge in Gothenburg Port opens

A new rail bridge over the Göta Älv River – the South Marieholm Bridge – opened to traffic on 31 March. The new double-track bridge will result in a long-awaited expansion of rail capacity to and from the largest cargo ...Read More

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Poor standards damage Bangladesh veg exports

Bangladesh's reputation as a vegetable exporter is suffering, due to a lack of health regulations affecting exports. The presence of pests and harmful organisms in vegetables, and local exporters' presentation of fake phyto-sanitary certificates are tainting the country's image as ...Read More

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Exporters should diversify markets as Egypt cuts imports

Exporters who ship products to Egypt have been advised to improve their competitive edge and/or explore new export markets following the announcement of a plan to slash Egypt’s imports by 25 percent. An economic analyst from the University of Indonesia ...Read More

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`Brexit’ Debate helps Wheat Exports

U.K. wheat sales jumped to the highest in four years, due to a slumping pound as the country approaches a vote on whether to leave the European Union. British wheat exports climbed to almost 310,000 metric tons in January, the ...Read More

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Irish State’s export trade fell by €624 million in January

The value of the Republic’s export trade fell by €624 million in January, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office; preliminary figures for January 2016 show that seasonally adjusted goods exports decreased by 6 per cent to ...Read More

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German exports fall in January, imports soar

German exports dropped for the second consecutive month in January but imports jumped more than expected, data showed on Thursday, in a sign that weak foreign demand held back growth in Europe’s biggest economy at the start of 2016. Seasonally ...Read More

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Sweden December exports higher than 2014

With an increase of 0.6% to a total of 904,200 m³, Swedish exports of softwood lumber and planed products in December 2015 were only slightly higher than the previous year. Exports to buyers within Europe were raised by roughly 13% ...Read More

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French Wheat Exports increased In January

France exported 1.1 million tonnes of soft wheat outside the European Union in January, the second-highest monthly volume since the start of the 2015/16 season. This was helped by substantial sales to Morocco, Egypt and Algeria, customs data showed. In ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports rise for the first time in 14 months

Turkey's exports have increased slightly in February compared with the same period last year. Exports totaled $10.8 billion last month, with an increase of 3.1 percent year-on-year, while it reached $20.4 billion in the first two months of 2016, which ...Read More

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Turkish January exports worst since 2011

Turkey's monthly exports fell below the $10 billion mark for the first time since 2011 in January, while regional political crises dealt a major blow to Turkish exports to such traditional markets as Russia and the EU, government data showed ...Read More

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South Africa: Cost of Cheap Imports

Poultry and pork producers in South Africa are struggling, not only because of the impact of dry climatic conditions on production, but also because they have to compete with “cheaper” imports. South Africa, which has an unemployment rate of over ...Read More

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Vietnam Pepper Producer to boost Exports

Pepper shipments from Vietnam, the world’s biggest producer, will probably rise 13 percent this year, pushing down export prices, according to the chairman of the nation’s industry group. Exports will climb to 150,000 metric tons from about 133,000 tons in ...Read More

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Treasury Wine Estates wants government to boost exports to China

Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke says that China's free trade deal with Australia will bring major benefits to the company, and the entire Australian wine industry. But he said a lack of harmonisation between customs officials in Australia and ...Read More

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Bulgaria Increases Wine Exports to China, Germany, UK

Bulgaria's wine production industry is working under the conditions of a drop in exports to Russia and a surge to China, Germany, and the UK. The Agriculture minister said that estimates suggested that the output of the wine production industry ...Read More

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Shandong Fuji apple exports recover

Recently, China's export volume of apples has risen, especially for the Shandong Fuji apple. At the same time, a price decrease in the domestic market has increased demand. In 2014, Fuji apple prices soared in the autumn. This led directly ...Read More

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US farming company helps boost Ukraine exports

A US agriculture firm, has announced a $100m (£71.5m) investment in a Ukrainian port. Under a deal with Ukraine's M.V. Cargo, the money will be used to build a grain terminal on the Black Sea which will boost agricultural exports. ...Read More

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Argentina weaker peso will keep imports flat

Argentina's imports in 2016 are expected to be approximately unchanged from last year, as a devalued peso offsets the lifting of most import restrictions imposed by the country's previous government, Buenos Aires' top trade official has said. Argentina has removed ...Read More

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Singapore exports to China suffer biggest decline for seven years

China’s slowdown really hit home last month, with Singapore’s shipments to the country taking the biggest hammering in seven years. Non-oil domestic exports (Nodx) to China plunged 25.2 per cent last month over January last year, in the wake of ...Read More

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German exports to Russia likely to drop 5 pct

German exports to Russia are likely to fall 5 percent this year. In 2015 they fell by about 30%, because of sanctions over the Ukraine conflict and low oil prices, the head of foreign trade at Germany's DIHK Chambers of ...Read More

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Russian vodka exports slump by 40 per cent

Exports of Russian vodka have hit a 10-year low, falling by more than 40 per cent largely, because of economic sanctions. Sales of the national drink fell by 42 per cent last year, the lowest level in a decade. Russian ...Read More

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Kenya’s Exports Spike

Kenya is seeking ways to take advantage of the turnaround in exports, which have risen faster than imports for the first time in over five years. It appears that falling energy prices helped fuel a 13 per cent year-on-year fall ...Read More

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China Fuel Exports Slump

China’s net oil products exports fell to a seven-month low amid speculation refiners chose to sell more fuel at home after the government stopped cutting domestic prices amid crude oil's crash. Net product exports -- a measure that strips out ...Read More

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French wine and spirit exports reach all-time high

France scored record-breaking sales of wines and spirits in 2015, due mainly to robust exports of champagne and cognac, with €11.7 billion ($13.15 billion) flowing in. "This good result should not distract from the constant erosion of our export market ...Read More

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Asian markets boost exports of Canadian cherries

British Columbia cherry exports are soaring thanks to new access to Asian markets. Sour cherry exports grew 300 per cent between 2014 and 2015, with China as the main trade partner. Exports of fresh sweet cherries — mainly to the ...Read More

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Container Weighing

The Port of Felixstowe will be offering a freight container weighing service for UK shippers in accordance with new international regulations from 1st July. The regulations relate to an amendment to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention, and ...Read More

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Sweden expects trade with India to grow in 2016

After a lull in bilateral trade with India from 2011 to 2013, Sweden saw an increase in trade with India in 2015 and expects its trade prospects to be much better in 2016. During the first nine calendar months of ...Read More

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NFU welcomes DairyUK Exports Strategy

Dairy UK has published a new export strategy to help the dairy industry unlock a ‘new world of opportunity’ on international markets. The strategy, ‘United Kingdom: Exporting Dairy to the World’, identifies a raft of actions and recommendations that will ...Read More

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Salmon gives Norway exports a boost

NORWEGIAN seafood exports surged to 6.7 billion ironers in January, a rise of 18 per cent or one billion kroners. The farmed salmon sector accounted for well over half that total. Although salmon export volumes were down during January, continued ...Read More

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Government’s new push to increase farming exports

British farmers must be helped to sell their produce to countries in Asia and America as part of the Government’s new push to increase exports, the farming industry’s union leader said. National Farmers’ Union president Meurig Raymond welcomed the announcement ...Read More

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Japanese food exports hit record high

Japan's exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products, as well as foods, in 2015 rose 21.8 percent from a year earlier to ¥745.2 billion, hitting a record high for the third straight year, a preliminary government report showed last week. ...Read More

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Georgia’s hazelnut exports decreased 2015

In 2015 the volume of hazelnut exports from Georgia, in the Caucasus region, decreased 2.5% in comparison with the previous year; the monetary value of exports also dropped to US $176.4 million (a decrease of 3.8 percent on the year). ...Read More

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Timber exports from Sweden rise

Swedish exports of sawn and planed softwood were up 5% in January-November 2015 compared with the same period 2014, according to Statistics Sweden. Exports in November were up 2% compared with the same month last year. Sweden’s biggest export market ...Read More

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Record for New Zealand wine exports

New Zealand's most improving markets included the USA, where the value of its exports grew 26% to £207m, and Canada, which witnessed an 18% rise to reach £45 million. The UK market for New Zealand wine also grew; exports here ...Read More

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‘Mixed picture’ for Scottish exports

An increase in sales to the rest of the UK helped to boost overall exports from Scotland in 2014, according to official estimates. Total exports, excluding oil and gas, rose by 0.8% to £76bn. Sales to the rest of the ...Read More

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Kenya: Boost for Horticulture Exports

Kenya's prospect of increased horticultural exports has received a major boost, after the State laboratory got permission to test chemical pesticide residues. The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service said its Analytical Chemistry Laboratory was given a clean bill of health ...Read More

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South Korea exports suffer

For a country whose exports account for roughly half of its economic output, 2015 was a difficult year for South Korea, with overseas shipments declining for 12 months in a row. A number of factors contributed to the export downturn, ...Read More

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Ethiopia Coffee Exports to Rise 45 Percent

The Ethiopian government has announced its intention to raise coffee exports by 45% this year. This is to be done by offering incentives and increased government support to farmers. Shimelis Arega, a Trade Ministry spokesman said in a statement early ...Read More

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Aussie wine exports fuelled by China growth

Rocketing Chinese demand and new free trade agreements in Asia have helped lift the value of Australian wine exports to their highest level since before the global financial crisis. The value of wine exports to China grew by 66 per ...Read More

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Great British Food Unit launched to help exporters

A new Great British Food Unit launched on 21 January, with the aim of matching France and Germany for food exports. Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said the unit would support exporters and industry to help meet the target of increasing ...Read More

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Mango exports in Maharashtra may see 15% jump this year

After a disappointing 2015 due to the vagaries of climate, mango growers in the state of Maharashtra in India are hoping for a 15 per cent increase in exports this year. Although the European Union lifted ban on imports of ...Read More

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Scottish manufactured exports down

SCOTTISH manufactured export volumes fell by 0.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2015, and overseas sales of the key drinks sector, which includes Scotch whisky, were flat, official figures have shown. A 15.7 per cent tumble in exports ...Read More

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Australian wine exports value surges to $2.1 billion

The value of Australian wine exports has surged 14 per cent to $2.1 billion in 2015, the highest value since late 2007. The annual export report by the statutory authority Wine Australia tracks Australian wine exports globally. The latest report ...Read More

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Australia’s exports of infant milk affected by China economy

Exports of one of Australia's hottest-selling products, infant formula, has been caught up in the market woes about the health of China's economy. Shares in some of Australia's most-popular infant formula brands have plummeted. One dairy executive said that despite ...Read More

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Turkish exports drop in value

Turkey’s exports in 2015 showed a decline of 8.7 per cent compared with the previous year, falling to US$144bn, according to data from the Exporters’ Assembly of Turkey. TIM attributed the disappointing result to fluctuations in parity, decreasing commodity prices ...Read More

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Sweden can provide clean tech to India

With deteriorating air quality becoming an area of concern, Sweden said it is keen to provide clean technology solutions to India. "Sweden has many years of experience in the field of clean technology. The much debated air quality, for example, ...Read More

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Britain’s manufacturing exports ‘approaching stagnation’

Britain's manufacturing exports are 'approaching stagnation', while sales and orders for both the domestic and international markets are now 'well below' their pre-recession levels in 2007, a UK business body has warned. Although the dominant services sector remains resilient to ...Read More

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Australia to boost crocodile exports

Crocodiles have been a protected species in Australia for decades; the resulting population explosion is endangering the human population, and the Northern Territory government wishes to profit from this by exporting excess crocs, eggs and skins. The new Trade Management ...Read More

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Norway seafood exports hit new high

Norway seafood exports reached a record 74.5 billion Norwegian kroners (NOK) during 2015, NOK 5.8 billion more than the previous year. Farmed salmon again took the lead. In fact, farmed salmon and trout accounted for around two thirds of this ...Read More

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Zimbabwe to ‘increase wildlife exports to China’

Zimbabwe is to increase the export of wildlife, including elephants, to China, says the environment minister. She is quoted as saying that the move will reduce the chances of elephants dying because of drought. Critics have previously condemned the exports ...Read More

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RDF Exports growth may level out

The level of export growth for Refuse Derived Fuelis clearly slowing:some UK RDF operators expect 2015 to be the final year of growth, with attention beginning to turn to the domestic market as capacity of continental incinerator continues to reach ...Read More

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RDF exports to pass 2.75m tonnes in 2015

Exports of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from England during 2015 are expected to pass a record total of 2.75 million tonnes when provisional Environment Agency data for December is published soon. The latest provisional international waste export shipment figures published ...Read More

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Turkey Exports affected by currency

The dramatic rise in the U.S. dollar against other currencies has had a huge negative effect over the Turkey's exports. Under normal conditions, the loss of the Turkish Lira’s value against the dollar would be expected to be good for ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports drop 8.7 percent in 2015

Turkey’s exports decreased by around 8.7 percent to $143.7 billion in 2015 compared to 2014 due to fluctuations in parity, a plunge in commodity prices and escalating geopolitical risks, according to data from the Exporters’ Assembly of Turkey. The developments ...Read More

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Zimbabwe to step up maize imports

Zimbabwe is planning to import up to 700,000 tonnes of the staple maize this year to avert hunger as the El Nino weather pattern brings poor rains and affects crops in the Southern African nation. Last year the government imported ...Read More

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Decline in $A helps Australian wine exports

The Australian dollar has tumbled in value against its US counterpart for the third straight year, but wine exporters are only now starting to fully savour its benefits. A survey by National Australia Bank showed the country's exporters had about ...Read More

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US lobster exports to Europe down

Canada and the U.S. export the same species of lobster to Europe — the American lobster, known for its big, meaty claws and popularity with summer tourists to the northeastern New England states. Exporters started shipping large amounts of lobster ...Read More

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CBI recommends Exports Commission to boost UK exports

With CBI forecasts predicting that the UK will fall over £300 billion short of its 2020 exports target, action is needed to ‘move the dial’ on exports and - the North East can lead the way. In its new report ...Read More

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Vietnam Garment exports to US near $10 billion

Total exports of textiles and garments from Viet Nam to the USA gained a year-on-year increase of 11.7 per cent to US$9.88 billion from January to November 2015. According to the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas), during these ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports Fall in November on Steep Hong Kong Decline

Swiss watch exports fell in November, led by a 28 percent decline in shipments to Hong Kong, the industry’s largest market. Export shipments slid 5.6 percent to 1.95 billion Swiss francs ($1.96 billion), according to figures released Tuesday by the ...Read More

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Welsh industry talks to boost Dubai lamb exports

Welsh red meat industry exporters have met up with more than 50 of Dubai’s influentialfood purchasers in an Hybu Cig Cymru-hosted networking event, aimed at boosting PGI Welsh Lamb exports in the Middle East. “We invited Dubai’s important decision-makers from ...Read More

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WTO ends subsidies on agriculture exports

The World Trade Organization on Dec. 19 agreed to eliminate subsidies for farm exports, marking the "most significant outcome on agriculture" in the organization's 20-year history, according to WTO Director General Roberto Azevêdo. "WTO members — especially developing countries — ...Read More

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Singapore’s exports dip 3.3% in November

Exports of electronic products from Singapore grew by 0.7 per cent on a year-on-year basis in November in contrast to the 3.2 per cent decrease in the previous month. The growth was largely due to telecommunications equipment (41.4 per cent), ...Read More

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State wants to market food exports to Middle East

Hawaii is hoping to export its food products to the Middle East, but both product and packaging will need to adhere to strict Islamic guidelines. In 2014, Hawaii’s agricultural exports totaled $122 million; the total so far in 2015 is ...Read More

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Japanese Farm exports projected to hit record high in 2015

Japanese exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products, as well as other foods, are expected to hit a record high in 2015, agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama said. Exports of such products from January to October reached ¥602.9 billion, jumping 23.2 ...Read More

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Scottish whisky and salmon exports to France soar

New Government figures have revealed a growing demand for Scottish produce among the French, largely driven by a growing taste for the Scottish national drink. Exports of whisky have risen by over 50 per cent since 2007. Wine continues to ...Read More

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Exports of British gin rise 37 per cent in the last five years

Over the last five years, global exports of British gin have risen 37 per cent, with sales worth £1.76bn in 139 countries, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA). Two-third of gin distilled in the UK goes to ...Read More

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China increases commodity exports

China's refineries shipped a record amount of fuel products, aluminum processors sold their second-highest tonnage of product and steelmakers increased exports by 22 percent to 102 million tonnes in the January-November period, setting a new record, according to preliminary customs ...Read More

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Slump in Basmati Rice Exports

A slump in the export of basmati rice is having a damaging effect on the economy of Pakistan. It has exacerbated rural poverty with often catastrophic consequences for small farmers. The causes of the slump are complex and both national ...Read More

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French trade deficit widens as imports increase

France's trade deficit widened in October from September as imports rose abruptly and exports declined slightly, the country's customs office said on Tuesday. The trade deficit of the eurozone's second-largest economy rose to 4.58 billion euros ($4.97 billion) in October ...Read More

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Pakistan Exports in trouble

Exports from Pakistan have been static at $24-25 billion for the last many years, and their share in global export market ($19,002 billion: 2014) remains nominal 0.13 percent. In comparison, Bangladesh’s exports valued $33.2 billion, while exports of Malaysia and ...Read More

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UK output eases but exports up

A recent report said that while UK manufacturing levels are slowing, exports are lifting slightly. The report added that export levels rose for the third consecutive month, boosted by new business from the USA, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, the Middle East, ...Read More

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Forecast increase in US exports to China

The US Department of Agriculture forecasts a considerable increase in China's imports of coarse grains, soybeans, cotton, beef, and pork by 2024. Furthermore, growth in U.S. exports of horticultural goods, dairy, and alcoholic beverages to China bode well for future ...Read More

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US agricultural exports to China increase

Over the past decade, the U.S. agricultural exports to China have risen sharply, propelling China into its position as the fastest-growing and highest-value export destination for U.S.A farm and food products. In 2011, China surpassed Canada to become the top ...Read More

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Nicaragua coffee exports drop more than 60 percent

Coffee exports from Nicaragua plunged by about 62 percent in October, the first month of the current 2015/2016 harvesting season, compared with the same month last year, the national export center Cetrex said on last week. Coffee exports in October ...Read More

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Fastest growing exports – New Zealand

Food and beverage accounts for just under half New Zealand's exports, but the country has significant untapped capacity to export more, according to a Government-commissioned report. The report said New Zealand was still discovering its comparative advantages in the food ...Read More

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Norway Power Dispute over gas exports

A dispute in Norway is centred on Nyhamna, a gas processing plant being expanded with freight-train sized modules to allow it to supply about 22 million European homes. Norway is set to export an unprecedented amount of the fuel to ...Read More

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Norway’s Economy Boosted by Exports Amid Krone Weakness

Norway’s economy grew more than estimated in the third quarter as a weaker krone boosted exports. Seasonally adjusted gross domestic product, excluding oil, gas and shipping, grew 0.2 percent, after expanding a revised 0.3 percent in the second quarter, Statistics ...Read More

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Irish beef exports to UK back 4% on September 2014

Exports of Irish beef to the UK are back 4% on the September 2014 at 16,000t, a drop which AHDB contributes entirely to lower imports of frozen boneless product. However, it states that overall export volumes moving from Ireland to ...Read More

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Exports roadshow to hits Telford

A travelling export roadshow called into Telford ON Thursday 19th November, week as part of a major campaign to get 100,000 more businesses exporting by 2020. As part of the Government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign, the roadshow visited Telford’s Welcome ...Read More

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Ontario exports to rise

A new forecast by Export Development Canada predicts that Ontario will see broad-based gains in exports this year and next, thanks to a favourable exchange rate and rising demand caused by a strong recovery in the U.S. economy. The Crown ...Read More

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Drinks sector could double exports for Ireland

Ireland’s drink industry could grow exports to more than €2 billion over the next 15 years and create an additional 13,000 jobs across the country, according to a new study. The report warns however that potential growth could be harmed ...Read More

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UK exports through Heathrow

U.K. exports to China via London's Heathrow Airport more than doubled in the year to July, which emphasises the importance of the world's second-biggest economy in global trade, despite its slowdown. Over £7 billion worth of British exports traveled to ...Read More

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Scotch Whisky Exports Fall due to Brazil Downturn

Scotch whisky exports continued to decline in the first six months of this year, as the economic downturn in Brazil and high import taxes in India curbed demand for the spirit. Export volume fell about 3 percent to 517 million ...Read More

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Florida exports fell 10.9% in August

Exports of manufactured goods contributed significantly to the state’s international trade, accounting for 75 percent of all state exports in August. Exports from state manufacturers decreased in August by 7.1 percent from the previous month to $2.99 billion. Meanwhile, exports ...Read More

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Logistics Park Progress

Phase 1 of the Masterplan for the new Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park is completed. The Logistics Park will provide 1.4 million square feet of purpose built warehousing at theUK's largest container port. 40% of all UK container freight moves ...Read More

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German trade body expects 6% rise in exports

Germany's BGA wholesalers and exporters body raised its forecast for export growth for this year. They said that demand from Europe and the United States would offset weaker emerging export markets and any negative impact from Volkswagen's emissions scandal. The ...Read More

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Cretan Olive Oil Exports Grow Fivefold

Exports from the Greek island of Crete nearly doubled to €295 million for the first six months of 2015 according to Alkiviadis Kalabokis, president of the Exporters’ Association of Crete. This is mainly due to increased olive oil exports which ...Read More

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UK exports have fallen to lowest levels for six years

New research has shown exports have fallen to their lowest level for six years. A survey of 1,250 firms found that just over half said export orders have remained constant in recent months. Both measures have fallen to their lowest ...Read More

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Scottish food and drink exports could be at risk from Brexit

The SNP has warned that Scottish exports worth £733 million could be put at risk if Britain leaves the EU. External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop said the union was “essential” to maintaining trade in products such as whisky, which provides ...Read More

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Asia’s love for Australian wine fuels export boom

As the world’s palate for fine wines evolves, Australia’s local export market is reaping the benefits. This year, Australia’s wine export value is experiencing its strongest growth in eight years. This follows Treasury Wine’s $750 million acquisition of Diageo Wine’s ...Read More

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Exports to turn around South Africa’s economy

South Australia's export sector, which has created more than 200,000 jobs, will help turn around the state's economic fortunes, the government says. Almost 30 per cent of SA's workforce is linked to interstate and overseas exports and tourism, Investment and ...Read More

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Quarterly Exports of Watches Decline

Swiss watch exports had their biggest quarterly decline since 2009 as the industry struggles with the strong franc and as a slump in demand in China and Hong Kong began to spread across Asia. The value of exports fell 7.2 ...Read More

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South Africa stone-fruit growers see record exports

South Africa’s export volumes for nectarines, peaches and plums are expected to rise to a record in the 2015-16 season. Demand from the Middle East is climbing and new cultivars are being planted. The nation may export 3.9 million 2.5-kilogram ...Read More

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Coffee exports drop from India

India's coffee exports declined marginally to 3,00,522 tonnes in the 2014-15 marketing year due to multiple factors, including drop in global prices, according to the Coffee Board. Exports stood at 3,03,250 tonnes in the previous year. The coffee marketing year ...Read More

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Britain will probably miss target of £1trn exports by 2020

The Government will miss its target of exports worth £1trn of goods and services annually by 2020, unless Britain breaks all known growth records, the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, has admitted. In his 2012 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne set a ...Read More

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Ukrainian exports slump in first half

New figures show that the Ukraine has been hit by an export slump of 17% in the first half of 2015 fuelled by a combination of political instability and a lack of confidence in future development. The latest freight traffic ...Read More

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Heavy Industry Gains Lustre as Sweden Pushes to Save Exports

Sweden wants to concentrate on heavy industry to strengthen exports. Having nourished fast-growing tech and gaming companies like Spotify and King, Sweden plans to boost exports by helping its manufacturing sector regain some of its former shine, says Enterprise Minister ...Read More

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German exports show biggest fall since 2009

German exports suffered their worst month since the global recession, raising fears that Europe's manufacturing powerhouse is being hampered by slowing global demand. Exports in Europe's largest economy collapsed by 5.2pc in August. This was their largest drop since January ...Read More

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Exports set for record year despite August dip

Germany is still on course for another record year of exports in 2015 in spite of a drop of 5.2 percent in August compared with the previous month, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Thursday. "The world economy is ...Read More

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Argentine apple exports to Brazil crumble

Apple producers in the provinces of Río Negro and Neuquén fear that rising domestic inflation and the falling real could mean the disappearance of the Brazilian export market for Argentine topfruit. The warning follows the release of data which show ...Read More

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UKTI deal with to boost UK exports

Amazon have done a deal with the Government, in an attempt to give more support to small businesses wishing to export. Last year the number of UK businesses using Amazon Marketplace to export was up by more than 90%. The ...Read More

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India’s biggest Jewellery exporter has designs on Europe

India's biggest jewellery exporter has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it plans to market designer jewellery in Europe and North America. The jewellery exporter said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange that it has developed a special ...Read More

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Estonia exports and imports led by transport services

In the first half of 2015, transportation and storage represented the biggest share of exports and imports of services. Transport and storage formed 31% of exports and 17% of total services imports. According the Central bank of Estonia, in the ...Read More

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Swiss exports slip as strong Franc hits Demand

Switzerland's exports fell in August as the strength of the Swiss franc diminished demand in the European Union and China for its chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery and watches. Exports in August fell 2.1% from a year earlier, to 14.23 billion Swiss ...Read More

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China beef exports faltering

Australia will sell less beef to China next year but more to Japan and South Korea, where free trade agreements are already in place, according to new export projections. The forecast that beef and veal exports to China will fall ...Read More

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Foreign imports cause trouble for Kashmir

Many locals in the Kashmir walnut industry are struggling because India has begun importing the nuts from other countries. Traders say demand in the world markets was initially high, but now there are virtually no export orders. Traditional import countries ...Read More

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Greek Exports Expected to Decline in 2015

Greek product exports are expected to fall in 2015, the Federation of Northern Greece Exporters (SEBE) said in September. In a report, SEBE said that the introduction of capital controls in the country exacerbated an already difficult situation and were ...Read More

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South Africa promotes premium wines to boost exports

South African wine makers are promoting higher-priced product to boost exports in established European import markets. They are also trying to establish export business in the US and Asia, where they hardly have a presence. Wine exports fell to 422.7 ...Read More

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Kenya Flower Exports Stalling as El Nino Threatens Disease

Kenya’s flower exports may stall this year, as wet weather curbs production and costs increase because of the weakening shilling, the Kenya Flower Council said. Exports totaled 54.6 billion shillings ($519 million) in 2014, and the industry will be “doing ...Read More

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China’s August exports fell by 5.5%

China's exports in August fell by 5.5% in US dollar terms, compared to expectations for a 6% fall year-on-year. Imports for the month fell by 13.8% in dollar terms, in comparison with forecasts for a decrease of 8.2%. Dollar-denominated exports ...Read More

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Weak euro bolsters exports from Germany

Germany's trade surplus hit a record high in July, as a weaker euro helped bolster exports to countries outside the eurozone, particularly the U.S. The Federal Statistical Office said that exports rose 2.4 percent to 103.4 billion euros ($115.25 billion), ...Read More

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Brazil’s Poultry Exports to Decline

Brazil's export market is strongly affected by economic events in China, according to a joint Agricultural Outlook report from the OECD and FAO. Brazil’s agricultural exports to China have surged since 2000, especially in the last five years. The main ...Read More

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Canadian exports jump in July

Canada’s export sector posted healthy growth for the second month in a row in July, helping cut the country’s trade deficit. Exports grew by 2.3 per cent from June to $45.46-billion, the second highest figure on record. The main areas ...Read More

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Only 0.8% of UK Renewable Electricity Lost To RDF Exports

The RDF Export Industry Group has launched a report examining the legal, environmental and economic reasons for refuse derived fuel (RDF) export in the UK. The report suggests that if the 2.6m tonnes of RDF currently exported was processed domestically, ...Read More

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Florida exports drop 9.9% in June

The latest international trade figures show that $4.54 billion worth of goods left Florida for international markets in June, a decrease of 9.9 percent from May. Exports of manufactured goods contributed significantly to the state's international trade, accounting for 75 ...Read More

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US imports of cell phones and drugs tumble

The U.S. trade deficit fell 7.4% in July, mainly because of smaller quantities of imports such as cell phones and pharmaceutical products. Exports rose for the first time in three months. Exports rose 0.4% in July to $188.5 billion, led ...Read More

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Scottish Salmon Company reports ‘record’ Q2 exports

National figures indicate that exports of whole, fresh salmon rose again in 2014 to an all time maximum, with a value of £494M. While the USA remained the top export destination with sales worth £213M, there was also significant consolidation ...Read More

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Fruit and meat exports from NZ rise

The value of total goods exported from New Zealand was $4.2 billion in July 2015, up $514 million (14 percent) compared with July 2014. Fruit exports led the rise, up 51 percent ($105 million) to $311 million. Meat exports rose ...Read More

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Northern Ireland exports feel chill from China

Exporters in Northern Ireland expressed concern that other markets will be caught up in China's problems. PwC chief economist Esmond Birnie said that Chinese sales were probably around £90m out of total manufacturing exports of about £6bn ever year. Jonathan ...Read More

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Schiphol streamlines freight forwarding

Cargo carriers at Amsterdam Schiphol – Europe’s third-busiest freight airport – are trying out a new logistics system to cut CO2 emissions. The ‘Milk Run’ concept uses a single delivery from a handling agent to multiple freight forwarding facilities in ...Read More

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Chinese crash could affect Plymouth exports

PLYMOUTH’S manufacturers are becoming victims of their own success;an increased focus on exports means they are being hit by turmoil in the global economy. Manufacturing experts say firms with a focus on exports are likely to experience further disturbance, particularly ...Read More

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German pork imports at a 10-year low

Increased pigmeat production in Germany in the first half of 2015 has resulted in the country exporting more and importing less. Although Germany was a relatively small direct outlet for the UK, at 14,700 tonnes for January to June 2015, ...Read More

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All Finland exports to Russia down this year

Customs data show a significant decline in exports to Russia from all sectors in Finland during the first five months of the year. Worst effected were exports of foodstuffs and oil products, which fell by 78 percent and 42 percent ...Read More

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Finnish exports to Russia down more than 35 percent

Finnish Customs reported last week that exports to the eastern neighbour had fallen 35 percent in the months up to May this year compared to 2014, reflecting a shrinkage of exports in almost every sector. Customs official said that Finnish ...Read More

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Rosy outlook for exports from Denmark

Strong competitiveness, favourable exchange rates, lower oil prices and continuing positive growth outlooks in Europe and the US will result in a 35 billion kroner increase in Danish exports in 2015. This is the message from the Foreign Ministry, which ...Read More

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China Imports beef offal

According to a recent report, the majority of Irish beef exports to China are in the form of edible offal and are worth in the region of €8m annually. Irish exports of edible beef offal to China were worth €7.8m ...Read More

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Irish beef exports to China and US increase

Irish beef exports to China and the USA for the first six months of 2015 stood at 3,325t, according to latest figures. However, the majority of these exports, particularly to China were in the form of fifth quarter products. Only ...Read More

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Sauvignon Blanc dominates NZ Exports

Sauvignon Blanc continues to dominate the export picture, accounting for 86.5% of international export volumes. Bulk wine exports are rising fast – up 34% over the year, compared to a 2% increase for bottled wines. Beyond New Zealand’s big three ...Read More

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NZ Marlborough Sauvignon exports rise

Total exports of New Zealand wine rose 7% to reach NZ$1.42bn in the 12 months ending 30 June, initiated by Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc sales to the US, according to the 2015 Annual Report of New Zealand Winegrowers. Exports to the ...Read More

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Japan exports stumble on China slowdown

Exports from Japan slowed in July, official data showed last week, adding to concerns about the fragile recovery in the world's number three economy as demand falls in neighbouring giant China. While the value of Japan's exports rose 7.6 percent ...Read More

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Peru: Mango exports grew by 26.2% in first half of year

Comexperu has announced that since 2010, mango exports have been growing at an average annual rate of 11.5%. Peruvian exports in the first half of 2015 did not perform well, with a drop of 15.5%. At the same time, however, ...Read More

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Minister works with agencies on exports

Indonesia's Minister of Trade is confident that his ministry can find a way to boost exports despite weak global demand, saying it is coordinating with other state agencies to support export-oriented industries. He said the ministry had laid out several ...Read More

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Swiss July exports fall

Switzerland's exports fell in July, as the strength of the Swiss franc curbed demand in the European Union and Asia for chemicals, pharmaceuticals, machinery and watches. Exports in July fell 4.9% from a year earlier, in real terms, to 17.93 ...Read More

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SMEs account for most Turkish exports

The percentage of exports stemming from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was 56.5 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). SMEs also accounted for 37.8 percent of imports. According to the report, 62,987 enterprises ...Read More

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New Zealand Craft beer exports soar

Sales of craft beer outside pubs, clubs and restaurants have soared 42% in a year in New Zealand. It found the number of craft brewers has more than doubled to 111 from 52 in 2010 and about 25 of them ...Read More

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New freight route to connect Liverpool with Greenock, Belfast and Rotterdam

Peel Ports has signed a deal with shipping operator BG Freight Line for a new freight service which will connect Greenock, Belfast and Rotterdam with the Port of Liverpool’s £300m Liverpool2 terminal. This will open up global opportunities for Scottish ...Read More

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Russian boycott damages Dutch food exports

The value of Dutch agricultural exports fell in the first four months of 2015, the first time exports have gone down since 1996, the national statistics office CBS said last month. Compared with the year earlier period, exports fell 2.7% ...Read More

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China leads wine export growth

Wine Australia will be working hard to improve producer access to the United States, as exports continue to slide in the industry's most valuable market. The Wine Australia export report for the 12-months to June this year shows that exports ...Read More

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Britain’s farmers face less red tape to help food exports

During a visit to the Royal Welsh Show in Powys, the Prime Minister announced that red tape would be cut to help Britain's farmers export more produce. He said that 20,000 fewer farm inspections will be carried out under a ...Read More

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Pakistan struggles to avoid ban on mango exports

For the second year in a row, Pakistan is struggling to avoid a possible ban on its fresh food exports to the European Union. Last year, when the EU put a ban on the import of a few Indian fruits ...Read More

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Pakistan Europe exports intercepted

During the current mango season, three consignments from Pakistan have been intercepted in Europe. If there are two more interceptions and the country may face a ban on exports to the EU. Pakistan exported about 91,700 tons of mangoes during ...Read More

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Watches thwart declining export trend from Switzerland

According to the Federal Customs Administration, Switzerland has seen a 2.6% decrease in exports in the first half of 2015. But while exports to the eurozone continue to drop, those to the United States increased, as did exports in the ...Read More

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Asia boosts Australian export value

In the 12 months to 30 June 2015, the value of Australian exports rose 5% to AU$1.89 billion, driven mainly by the value of Australian exports to Asia, while the total volume of exports increased by 4% to 724m litres, ...Read More

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Marine product exports from India raises huge foreign exchange

The ministry of commerce and industry in India has stated that during the financial year 2014-15, exports of marine products reached an all-time high of $5511.12 million. Marine product exports crossed all previous records in quantity, rupee value and USD ...Read More

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India onion exports fall

Onions from India have gained fame worldwide for their pungency and good quality. In the last five years, however, erratic weather and shifting policies on export have left the country behind others. Countries such as China and Pakistan are fast ...Read More

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German exports strong monthly rise

German exports rose at their fastest pace this year in May, encouraging expectations that Europe's largest economy will achieve stronger growth in the second quarter after expanding modestly in the first. Seasonally-adjusted exports climbed unexpectedly by 1.7% on the month ...Read More

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Greek firms fear slow death as bank freeze cuts off imports

Thessaloniki is famous for its wines and spirits that are in high demand across the world, regardless of Greece’s economic crisis. But it cannot be exported without bottles, which have to be imported. “We don’t make bottles in Greece, we ...Read More

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Australian miners boost exports

Australian miners are continuing to expand coal exports despite weak demand in China and sliding prices, with three ports in Queensland setting new export records for the 2015 financial year. Minerals Council analysis found Australian coal exports rose 5 per ...Read More

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US trade deficit widens in May as exports struggle

The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in May, reflecting declines in sales of American-made aircraft and machinery as exports continued to suffer from a strong dollar. The deficit increased 2.9 percent to $41.9 billion in May, up from an April ...Read More

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Top 20 Irish building firms exports top €1bn

The companies have a combined turnover of €3.8bn, according to a recent report from the Construction Industry Federation, with estimates suggesting growth of 20% on last year. The recovering strength of construction firms is helping them take advantage of opportunities ...Read More

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Australian Beef exports hit 1.35m tonnes

Helped by increased cattle slaughter, the Australian dollar steadily weakening against the US, and a shortfall in US beef production, perfect conditions were created for Australian beef exporters in 2014/15, with export shipments hitting 1.35 million tonnes slaughterweight. This was ...Read More

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Greek Exports Hurt by Capital Controls

Greek exporters could lose 80 million euros per week after the imposition of capital controls and the closing of banks, estimates the Panhellenic Exporters Association (PSE). Also, PSE predicts a shortage of imports adding up to 600 million euros per ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports and imports both sink in May

According to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (Turkstat) on last week, Turkey's exports decreased by 18.8 percent to $11.11 billion and its imports decreased by 14.4 percent to $17.86 billion in May 2015 when compared with the same ...Read More

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Campaign boost for Western Australia wine exports

A NEW campaign to help Western Australia wine producers satisfy the growing global thirst is planned. The State Government is in talks with the local wine industry to set up a specialist “export development office” in Perth. If given the ...Read More

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Increase in exports to key African nations from Vietnam

Viet Nam's exports to major African markets recorded high growth over the past five months of this year, the Vietnam Economic News reports. Major export products included mobile phones and components, computers, electronic products, vehicles, machines and equipment, as well ...Read More

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Export activity falls in Scotland

In the latest survey of business performance, a balance of 24 per cent of Scottish companies reported a fall in export activity in the three months to May. In the preceding three months, a net six per cent had reported ...Read More

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UK Export progress disappointing

A commission set up by Ed Balls and led by Graham Cole took evidence from thousands of companies to come up with an action plan to increase exports. Recommendations include reforms to government bodies dealing with exports, more focus on ...Read More

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Cabinet must lead drive to get Britain out of ‘export slow lane’

The government must do more to turn around Britain’s weak export performance, according to a new report calling for cabinet-led action to simplify support to exporting businesses. The report, commissioned by former shadow chancellor Ed Balls last year, said Britain ...Read More

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Turnover grows but exports tumble in Scotland

SCOTTISH companies have achieved growth in overall turnover in the latest three months, but the production sector remained weak as services firms drove the improvement, a key survey has revealed. Bank of Scotland's latest business monitor,conducted by Strathclyde University's Fraser ...Read More

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India’s sugar exports may double

Sugar exports from India may double as farmers prepare to harvest the third-biggest crop ever, extending the country’s surplus for a sixth year. Farmers will be shipping 2 million metric tons in the 12 months starting October 1, according to ...Read More

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Make exporting easier; says manufacturer

One of the fastest growing exporters in Norfolk, pet food manufacturer Natures Menu, based in Watton, 
said exporting would be easier if complex paperwork outside the EU was cut. “Selling in the EU is easy. Being part of the EU ...Read More

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Small Manufacturers want export support

“If we are serious about exports, we have to change the culture. UK governments for the last generation have favoured the service sector and dismissed manufacturing as...something we can buy-in from overseas,” said Mr Mawdsley. “[They] have been quite happy ...Read More

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Norfolk business calls for ‘culture’ change on exports

national drive to reduce the trade deficit would be boosted by making it easier to export to non-EU markets such as India, China, the US and Canada, business leaders have said. It comes as a report has claimed that the ...Read More

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Turkey’s exports decline sharply

Turkey’s exports in May 2015 were 19% lower than for the same month last year. Exporters Assembly of Turkey has announced that exports that were $12.87 billion in May 2014, but this year have fallen to $10.82 billion. Total exports ...Read More

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Fertilizer curbs threaten German wheat exports

Pending fertilizer legislation could threaten Germany's role as a key exporter of hard wheat, by cutting the protein content in grain, industry players warned. Verein der Getreidehändler der Hamburger Börse (VgD) the German grain trade body, warned of "drastic consequences" ...Read More

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Export/Import balance narrows

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), published last month, showed a slight narrowing of the UK’s trade deficit; imports of goods outstripped exports by £10.1bn in March, down £700m from February. Exports of goods rose by ...Read More

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Winderpower blasts lack of support for exporters

An engineering firm recently praised by Chancellor George Osborne has criticised lack of Government support available for boosting exports. Winderpower called on the Government to provide tax relief to businesses looking to grow their exports. Group managing director Laurence MacKenzie ...Read More

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France expects threat from Russia to wheat exports

French crop officials, ending a series of upgrades to wheat export forecasts, highlighted the threat to the country's trading prospects due to Russia lifting an export a tax on shipments of the grain. FranceAgriMer, which had raised its forecast for ...Read More

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Strong pound constrains exports

THE STRENGTH of sterling is serving to stilt Britain’s economic growth by constraining export performance and driving a surge in cheap imports, experts have warned. The chief economist of a financial information firm, called on the new Government to revive ...Read More

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South Australia expects to grow China exports

South Australian businesses have the potential to create jobs and double in size by embracing exports to China, said Australian Trade Minister. The minister is about to lead the state's largest trade mission to China, which is South Australia's biggest ...Read More

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Scottish salmon exports worth £500 million

Scottish salmon brought in £500 million in overseas sales for the first time in 2014, as it leapt to the top of the UK food export league. Figures released by industry body the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) showed the ...Read More

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Malaysia’s March exports rebound

Malaysia’s exports in March 2015 rebounded with a 2.3% growth to RM66.47bil from a year ago, defying economists forecast of a 4.2% decline. The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) said that exports were higher than the RM64.96bil a year ...Read More

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France leads world wine exports

The world wine export market is largely dominated by Spain, Italy and France, who represent more than half of the world’s wine exports in terms of value of sales as well as in terms of volume. Whereas Spain exported the ...Read More

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Ghana’s exports to Italy on the rise

Ghana’s total export to Italy in 2013 amounted to $751 million dominated by petroleum oils, cocoa beans and tuna, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry at the launch of Milan Expo in 2015. He said while the country ...Read More

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California nut exports beat competition in March

Led by almonds and walnuts, California exports slipped slightly in March but managed to do better than Texas, its primary shipping rival, and the rest of the USA. California businesses shipped merchandise valued at $14.9 billion in March, down about ...Read More

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Seedless Grape Exports Surge

South Africa’s table grape farmers are switching to seedless varieties, with exports more than doubling over 5 years as consumer demand for the seeded varieties collapses. Exports of black seedless grapes increased to 482 million cartons last year, compared with ...Read More

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Oswestry the place for exports expertise

Oswestry was the destination for exporters from across the region when the Shropshire branch of UKTI held an event to look at exports. The 'Exporting for Growth' conference at Walford & North Shropshire College’s campus in Oswestry was aimed at ...Read More

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Exports soar 77 per cent in Sheffield

Exports through Sheffield Chamber of Commerce leapt 77 per cent last year - sparking a visit from the head of a national commission which aims to tackle the UK’s 30-year trade deficit. South Yorkshire International Trade Centre, part of the ...Read More

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EU threatening to ban seafood imports from Thailand

The EU has given Thailand, the world’s third-largest seafood exporter, six months to crack down on illegal fishing or face a trade ban on its fish imports. “The commission has put Thailand on formal notice, after identifying serious shortcoming in ...Read More

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Ontario Expands Wine Exports to China

Ontario exports of the province's wine into China are significantly expanding due to two important agreements that will bring millions in investment. As part of the 2015 Agri-Food Trade Mission to China, Ministers Jeff Leal and Michael Chan participated in ...Read More

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Scottish salmon exports ‘reach £500m for first time’

Figures released last week show that exports of Scottish salmon grew by £50 million last year, reaching £500 million for the first time ever. This announcement comes as Scotland’s salmon farmers head for the Seafood Global Expo, the world’s largest ...Read More

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Mexico bans poultry, egg imports from Iowa

Mexico, the biggest buyer of U.S. chicken, has halted imports of live birds and eggs from the U.S. state of Iowa due to an outbreak of deadly bird flu there, the Mexican government said last week. Mexico and other major ...Read More

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Japan exports improve

Japan posted its first monthly trade surplus in nearly three years in March, due to falling import costs from cheaper oil prices, along with a modest recovery in exports. It is unclear how long surpluses will continue - Japan's oil ...Read More

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Weakening euro causes concern for Northern Ireland exports

Northern Ireland's economic growth has been healthy in the first quarter of 2015 but there are concerns about manufacturing exports, research has shown. The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry's quarterly survey said that the balance of firms here ...Read More

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Coal imports to China fall nearly half in 12 months

Imports of coal to China fell by nearly half in the first three months of the year as the slowing economy and tougher rules on pollution took their toll. Imports by the world’s biggest coal consumer reached 49.07m tonnes in ...Read More

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Irish Exports up 17% to €7.93bn

Ireland’s trade surplus decreased by €34 million (or 1 per cent) to €3.8 billion in February, as exports rose 3 per cent, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Exports increased by €238 million or 3 per ...Read More

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Manufacturing exports on the rise in the Black Country

An economic survey of the first three months of the year, carried out by the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, found continuing confidence in both the manufacturing and service sectors. Unveiling the survey results, at the Park Inn, West Bromwich, ...Read More

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Food exports from Sweden increase potential

The Swedish Food Federation believes that there is money to be made from increased export sales of Swedish pork, peas and Daim cakes, made from fragments of Daim bars, the globally famous Swedish sweet snack that first launched in Stockholm ...Read More

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Sweden exports bread to France

Sweden has a long tradition of making products such as milk, margarine, bread, coffee and buns and Spirits are the crown jewel of the export industry of Sweden. France and the US are the current core customers outside of Scandinavia, ...Read More

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World imports more Swedish sweet treats

Food and drink account for an increasing share of exports from Sweden, with France and the US among the countries gobbling up a growing number of cakes, breads and pastries from the Nordic nation. Food and drink exports from Sweden ...Read More

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USA February meat exports lower

While still affected by severe congestion in the West Coast ports, February exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb bounced back to some degree from the totals posted in January, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the ...Read More

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EU cannot maintain protection against Chinese imports

European fears of being forced to lower tariff defences against cheap Chinese imports have grown following a confidential warning from the EU's own lawyers. The head of the European Commission's Legal Service, Luis Romero Requena, warned the head of the ...Read More

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Facilities improving for live animal exports

Calgary airport has set up a live animal facility with 28 000 sq ft of warehouse and a 14 000 sq ft of loading area. The system has been designed to make handling of animal exports more humane and quicker. ...Read More

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Cotton exports to fall as China curbs buying

Cotton exports from India, the world's second-biggest producer and seller, are expected to fall 41 percent to 7 million bales this crop year, ending on Sept. 30 as top importer China curbs purchases, the Textile Commissioner of India said. Last ...Read More

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Dutch exports boost on downtrodden euro

Dutch exports have been boosted by the low rate of the euro and the sharp fall in oil prices. The top three most important export markets for the Netherlands are the United States, Canada and Turkey. This is the first ...Read More

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Peru fruit and veg exports increase

Fruits and vegetable exports from Peru increased 5.1% in January compared to the same period last year: the Minister of Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Magali Silva announced the positive results which mean that Peru has 19 consecutive months of expansion ...Read More

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LEDs brighten Taiwan exports

While exports of Taiwan-made bicycles took a minor dip in 2014, exports of LED cycling lights registered a 41 percent increase as cyclists paid more attention to their safety, according to government data released at the opening of Taipei Cycle ...Read More

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Swiss exports slip as franc strengthens

Switzerland's exports fell in February as the strong Swiss franc eroded demand from the European Union and Asia for the country's pharmaceuticals, chemicals and machinery products. Exports in February dropped 3.9% from a year earlier, to 16.12 billion Swiss francs ...Read More

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Government invests to boost exports

The increase in funding for UKTI in China will help companies tap into the fast-growing Chinese economy, which is expanding at a rate of more than £600bn a year as the country's domestic consumption booms. The extra money will be ...Read More

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Budget 2015: Incentives to export

Following last year’s announcement to double export lending to £3bn, the government pledged a continued commitment to improving economic ties in emerging markets in the 2015 Budget. George Osborne revealed plans to nearly double funding for UK Trade and Investment ...Read More

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New Zealand wine exports hit record in 2014

Wine from New Zealand became the country’s sixth biggest export commodity last year, albeit still lagging traditional product sectors such as dairy products and meat. The news comes as New Zealand’s 2015 grape harvest gets ahead, with prospects so far ...Read More

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USA Wine exports hit near record levels

Despite two significant challenges, U.S. A wine exports in 2014 hit near-record levels in volume and dollar value.  These are important benchmarks since 90 percent of all exports come from California, according to the San Francisco-based Wine Institute. Exports reached ...Read More

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Buffalo meat exports decline

Buffalo meat exports from India are likely to fall, due to traders’ reluctance in bringing animals for slaughtering in registered abattoirs following a ban on certain kinds of cattle in Maharashtra and Haryana. The other big challenge for Indian exporters ...Read More

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Falling imports improve euro zone trade surplus

Euro zone imports dropped in January compared with last year, while exports remained flat, boosting the single currency area's trade surplus, data from the European Union's statistics office showed on last week. Eurostat said unadjusted imports fell 6 percent in ...Read More

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Exports increase from China, but slide in imports

Imports to China shrank in February for a second month in a new sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy. Imports contracted by 20.5 percent to $108.6 billion compared with a year earlier, customs data showed. Trade data for ...Read More

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Lower ringgit boosts rubber glove exports

Top Glove Corp, the world’s biggest rubber-glove maker, said the fall in Malaysia’s currency to its weakest level in six years would benefit the country’s exporters. The stronger US dollar “augurs well” for exports, chairman Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai ...Read More

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Strong pound hits exports

THE UK’s economic recovery suffered a setback after industrial output unexpectedly fell in January, increasing concerns over the impact of a strong pound on manufacturing exports. The Office for National Statistics said overall production fell by 0.1 per cent from ...Read More

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US exports at risk from avian flu

A case of bird flu confirmed last week in the heart of America's poultry region, is certain to mean more export restrictions, increasing U.S. supply and forcing the world's biggest poultry companies to trim prices. The USA Poultry & Egg ...Read More

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Rose imports bloom in Japan

Rose imports to Japan are starting to peak before the nation’s annual rites for graduation ceremonies and corporate personnel reshuffles. Workers at the flower importer Classic Japan Ltd. have been especially busy this week inspecting rose imports from Kenya at ...Read More

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Rwanda Starts Exports Drive

According to the recently presented Monetary Policy and Financial Stability statement, exports from Rwanda show a slight decline compared to 2013, and 2012. Rwanda's exports grew moderately by 4.7% in 2014; a significant slow down as compared to 18% in ...Read More

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Poultry from Turkey risk export loss

The Turkish poultry sector, which has the fourth largest share in the world’s poultry market, has faced a risk of losing its biggest market, Iraq, due to additional import taxes.  With the new taxes, which began to be enforced in ...Read More

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Surging gold exports limit Turkish export decline in February

An apparent surge in Turkey's gold sales limited a general decline in the country's exports in February. February exports fell 4.36 percent from a year earlier to $12.241 billion, the Customs and Trade Ministry said on Monday. Their figures were ...Read More

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Exports Germany to Iran increase on sanctions easing

German exports to Iran jumped 30 percent last year to 2.4 billion euros, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed. Western sanctions were eased as progress was made in talks on the country's nuclear programme. Germany is traditionally Iran's biggest ...Read More

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UK Rioja wine imports up 10.3%

Imports of Rioja wine to the UK rose 10.3% by volume year on year in 2014. Total exports of the wine reached a record 106 million litres. The UK imported more than a third of this volume. Most of the ...Read More

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Japan exports surge, imports shrink

Exports from Japan continued to rebound in January while imports shrank, as the yen's sharp fall and the nation's powerful manufacturing industry helped the country deal with a weak domestic economy. Exports for the month grew 17% from a year ...Read More

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US Meat Exports Face adverse conditions

US meat exports are facing significant barriers at the moment, be this due to the sharp increase in the value of the US dollar, lower prices for competing meats in other countries or the slowdown strike in West Coast ports. ...Read More

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Action to increase exports from Peterborough

Business leaders in Peterborough are taking action in an endeavour to increase the amount of goods and services city firms export. Currently, the value of exports from Peterborough companies is rising - recent figures showed that across the county it ...Read More

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Fruit exports halved

Citrus and fruit growers in California complain that ongoing port congestion on the US West Coast, saying it was costing them US$3m a week during the peak export period. One company complained of shipping half of its usual 350 containers. ...Read More

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China food exports to grow

China’s fruit and vegetable exports will continue to grow globally, according to studies done in Australia. China is moving away from low value added manufacturing to high value added sectors. although they are labour intensive, fruit exports have a high ...Read More

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Budvar Beer exports hit by Ukraine conflict

The current conflict in the Ukraine affected Czech brewery Budějovický Budvar’s exports to both Russia and Ukraine last year. Exports to Russia halted completely at the year's end, and those to Ukraine fell by 60 percent. This year, the brewery ...Read More

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Swiss exports fall

Swiss exports fell 0.8 percent in January in real terms from the previous year. Export sales of chemicals and pharmaceuticals were hit hard, the Federal Customs Office said on Thursday. The surge in the Swiss franc since the country scrapped ...Read More

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Car exports to China up

Car exports from the UK to China have increased seven-fold since 2009, according to figures released last week by a British industry body. The export growth has been driven by a demand for luxury brands such as Rolls-Royce and Jaguar. ...Read More

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Norway GDP Expanding as Exports Increase

Exports and domestic consumer demand prompted a greater than expected increase in the economy of Norway for the fourth quarter of 2014. The largest economy in Scandinavia expanded its GDP by 0.5 percent, according to Statistics Norway. This excludes oil, ...Read More

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December Exports in Greece Better than expected

Projections were surpassed by the Greek exports recorded in December 2014, significantly reducing the decline records of the first nine months of the past year. The Panhellenic Exporters Association (PEA) announced that the total value of Greek exports for last ...Read More

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China’s exports weaker than expected

Surprisingly weak trade data shows that the world's second largest economy, China, may be faltering. Figures released on Sunday showed exports were up 3.3% in January from a year ago, while imports tumbled 19.9%, far worse than analysts' expectations.

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UK factories expect export down-turn

British factories expect their export orders during the next three months to be the weakest since the middle of 2012, the Confederation of British Industry said last month. Expectations for export order volumes fell, showing a balance of +1, down ...Read More

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Champagne exports to ‘overtake’ sales in France

The Comite Champagne is predicting that more champagne will be exported that sold in France in 2015. The new managing director of the Comite said that export sales will continue to go, and will overtake French sales by the end ...Read More

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Indian Government prepares China export strategy

Concerned about the widening trade deficit with China which is expected to surpass $40 billion this financial year, the Commerce ministry of India is preparing an export strategy identifying specific products to boost outbound shipments to the neighbouring country. "The ...Read More

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Finnish facility approved for export to China

A pork slaughtering facility in Forssa, Finland, has been approved for export to China. This is viewed as a major achievement in the company's strategy to expand its international sales. The company is also keen to export other meat products, ...Read More

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Food and Drink Exports from Ireland on increase

Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, which is a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia). Changing destinations for Irish exports in 2014 were one ...Read More

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Australia wine exports bounce back

Wine exports from Australia to the rest of the world have grown 1.9% in 2014. This is the first time that exports have risen in value since the global recession in 2007. Australian wine was imported into 121 countries in ...Read More

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Georgia Wine Exports hit all-time high

Georgian continues to be exported to foreign countries, resulting in the highest volume of wine exports in 2014 in for the last 20 years. By 15 December, Georgia had exported 59 million 0.75 litre bottles of wine, valued at $183 ...Read More

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English Wine exports to hit high

English wine could be the toast of the country’s farmers this week, with more than £100m in export sales expected this year for sparkling and still varieties combined, the environment secretary will announce on Wednesday. Elizabeth Truss, secretary of state ...Read More

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Exports from Ireland down by 7 % in November

Exports from Irelandfell sharply in November, while imports rose by 2 per cent:this was mainly due to a 57 per cent increase in the number of vehicles coming into the country. Preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office indicate that ...Read More

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China December exports rise

Exports from China exports rebounded in December, but imports shrank in a sign of weak domestic demand. Total trade in 2014 grew just 3.4 percent, well below the official 10 percent target. Exports rose 9.7 percent in December to $227.5 ...Read More

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Exports from Latvia dropped by 13.4%

Provisional data of the Latvian Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in November 2014 compared to the previous month exports value of goods at current prices dropped by 13.4%. Imports value of goods decreased by 5.7%. The balance of trade ...Read More

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Nigeria imports rice from Vietnam

The Nigerian-Vietnam Chambers of Commerce and Industry says that the Nigerian government’s yearly rice import bill from Vietnam has hit about $500 million. The President of the chamber said in an interview that Vietnam was also spending about $100 million ...Read More

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Turkey hoping to increase exports

The Economy Minister of Turkey said on Dec. 26 that things would be much better in 2015. “We live in such an unpredictable region, where everything can change in a matter of weeks. So many negative developments happened in 2014 ...Read More

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Regional conflicts stem Turkish exports

Turkish efforts to diversify trade partners, which have been ongoing following the 2008 global financial crisis, stalled in 2014 amid regional conflicts. Since the financial crisis that erupted in the USA in 2008 before affecting the world economy, the Turkish ...Read More

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USA Sparkling wine Import-Export Imbalance

Looking strictly at exports and imports,the United States is running a deficit totaling $698.72 million this year, with — and here’s the imbalance — about 96 cents of every dollar in sparkling wine trade a U.S. import and just 4 ...Read More

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Road Haulage & Freight Forwarding Welcome Road Development

Representatives from both the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the British International Freight Association (BIFA), which represents the freight forwarding community, have welcomed the government’s plans to invest £15 billion in the country’s road infrastructure. Both organisations however tempered their ...Read More

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Small Airports restrict export growth

Although the West Midlands has been increasing its exports significantly, Birmingham airport was until recently a limiting factor. The runways were simply too short to enable take-off for jumbo jets, so the second largest city in the UK did not ...Read More

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Midlands Exports to continue growth

West Midlands exports are expected to continue growing, according to a report last year by Ernst & Young. the report described the area as an export “powerhouse”, predicting growth of over 8% between 2012 and 2017. Apart from automotive, the ...Read More

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West Midlands export success

Exports from the West Midlands are on the increase, having grown by over 100% in the past five years, according to figures from HMRC. While growth in exports from all other English regions have slowed down this year, growth in ...Read More

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China opens door to Aussie wine imports

China will erode import tariffs for Australian farm products – including wine – over the next decade, after the signing a landmark trade agreement. Australian wine imported to China currently faces tariffs of between 14% and 30% according to ABC ...Read More

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Singapore exports slide in October

Non-oil domestic exports in Singapore contracted 1.5 per cent on-year in October, dragged down by a decrease in both electronic and non-electronic exports. The fall comes after a 0.9 per cent growth in the previous month, according to statistics released ...Read More

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Pact With China facilitates Australian Exports

China and Australia have sealed a trade agreement that significantly expands ties between Asia’s largest economy and one of Washington’s closest allies in the region. Separately, China said that it was giving Australia more access to its capital markets and ...Read More

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Eurozone Exports Jump

The eurozone's trade surplus widened in September as exports surged. The European Union's statistics agency on Friday said the eurozone economy grew at an annualized pace of 0.6% in the third quarter, a slight acceleration from the second, with France ...Read More

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USA Pork Exports Increase Dramatically

Pork exports have increased dramatically since the 1990s and currently account for over 20 per cent of total domestic production in the USA. The US is by far a net meat protein exporter and as such, it is in the ...Read More

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Declining Irish exports

Exports from Ireland fell by 4 per cent, or € 323 million from August to September, pushing the trade surplus down, also by 4 per cent, to €3.3 billion. According to statistics from the Central Statistics Office, when considered on ...Read More

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Turkey exports to Russia slide

Turkey’s exporters may have reported their best-ever October, but exports to Russia have dropped one-fifth year-on-year. There had been hopes of boosting trade after Russia downgraded links with the West, figures released by the country’s leading export organization have shown. ...Read More

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Saudi Export Increase

Saudi exports continued their consistent growth in August after realizing SR18.5 billion in returns, a 22 percent increase over the same period last year. Monthly volatility noticeably dampened this year, averaging at around SR18.2 billion a month. The contractual nature ...Read More

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China exports may be weaker

The China Import and Export Fair, held in Guangzhou has just finished, with a slight decrease in forward orders compared with the last event. Popularly known as the Canton Fair, it generated 179.2 billion yuan ($29.30 billion) in export orders, ...Read More

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Vietnam to stop fresh fruit imports from Australia

Australia's Department of Agriculture (DoA) has confirmed that Vietnam has 'raised concerns with Australia's fruit fly management systems and is considering suspending trade in Australian fruit'. The export market is worth about $40 million, including grapes and cherries. Alan Bramble, ...Read More

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Canada import barriers

When it comes to the value of goods that can be shipped into the country before duty is assessed (referred to as the de minimis level), Canada comes near the bottom of the list. Americans can import $200 worth of ...Read More

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Skye brewery gets £100k grant boost for exports

A brewery based on the Isle of Skye has received a £116,000 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to boost exports. Overall, the Isle of Skye Brewing Company intends to spend £450,000 to expand production and re-brand their products ...Read More

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Manufactured Scottish exports grow by 2.8%

The volume of Scottish manufactured exports grew by 2.8% during the second quarter of 2014, according to new statistics, lifted by strong performances from the chemicals and engineering sectors. However, there was a slight quarterly fall in export figures for ...Read More

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Rise in red meat exports from Scotland

A modest 4 per cent increase in red meat exports from Scotland in the past 12 months was welcomed last week by Quality Meat Scotland chairman Jim McLaren. He said that - while it was good to see exports rise ...Read More

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Mississipi Freight charges limit Exports

As U.S.A farmers begin the biggest corn and soybean harvests ever, the bins in Illinois remain almost empty because it simply costs too much to send Midwest crops by barge to New Orleans export terminals. Shipping fees along the Mississippi ...Read More

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Heathrow calls for expansion as freight grows

The chief executive of Heathrow has re-iterated calls to expand the airport;its freight business grew rapidly last month. and Heathrow now handles a quarter of all UK exports by value. According to Heathrow's CEO, cargo traffic was up 7.8 per ...Read More

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UK Wheat Imports to fall

UK wheat imports will fall more than 40% this season due to the boost to domestic supplies from the strongest year-on-year rise in production in history – requiring  bumper exports to avoid a huge stocks build-up. UK wheat imports - ...Read More

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China Exports and Imports Surge

China's exports and imports in September were far higher than expected, according to official data: exports were 15.3% higher than last year, while imports rose 7%, giving a trade surplus of $31bn for the month. The data beat the expectations ...Read More

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Musketeers and Mr Selfridge drive exports

'The Musketeers' and 'Mr Selfridge' have helped cause a 5% rise in British TV exports, a new report has revealed. The findings by Pact, which represents independent television producers, show that international sales in 2013/14 of £1.28 billion, up from ...Read More

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Mystery of North Korean exports to China

It is believed that millions of North Koreans are suffer from malnutrition, but Pyongyang has reportedly increased rice exports to its powerful neighbour by more than a third this year. It emerged last week that the isolationist state may be ...Read More

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German exports dive

Exports from Germany plunged in August by their largest volume since the height of the financial crisis, and leading institutes slashed forecasts for growth. The figures fuelled debate on whether Berlin is doing enough to prop up the domestic and ...Read More

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Drought cuts California food exports

Exports of California food products dipped in August, with fruit and tree nuts decreasing by 8 percent when compared to the same time last year and vegetables dropping by 7.8 percent, according to data released on Friday by Beacon Economics. ...Read More

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Exports from Kenya to Europe Face Tariffs

Since October 1, Kenya has lost its free access to the European market as the East African Community (EAC) has failed to negotiate a free trade deal with the European Union (EU). Two-thirds of Kenyan exports face fresh tariffs, ranging ...Read More

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Swiss Watch Exports Remain Flat in August

Watch exports from Switzerland remained flat year on year at $1.569 billion (CHF 1.493 billion) in August, according to the Federation of the Swiss ‎Watch Industry.‎ The federation noted that August is one of the weakest months of the year ...Read More

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Apparel exports from India expected to increase

India's cotton and apparel exports are expected to climb by around 10 percent this year as higher wages, political instability and concerns about workplace conditions in other markets lead international buyers toward Indian exporters, industry officials said. The rise in ...Read More

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USA top nation for Australian beef

The US also can't get enough of meat farmed in Victoria state, with the country remaining the top export nation for the state's beef ($266 million). Japan remains the third-highest meat importer. "A significant fall in the value of the ...Read More

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Record meat exports for state of Victoria

The growing appetite for beef and lamb farmed in Victoria, Australia in both China and the USA has helped drive the value of the state's food and farm exports into another record-breaking year. Victoria's total food and fibre exports reached ...Read More

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USA Onion exports suffer

The huge crop of onions in Europe has created a glut of product available for export. The continent's onion shippers have found markets for their products in the Caribbean and South America; this has squeezed out American onion exports there. ...Read More

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UK Exports Increasing

The UK Environment Secretary has been giving encouraging news to the Conservative party conference about food exports. She said that almost 600 new markets had been opened overseas, adding that exports had increased by more than £1 billion in the ...Read More

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Polish Miners Block Cheap Coal Imports from Russia

Miners in Poland protesting against imports of cheap Russian coal have blocked a border route into northern Poland, according to mining union leaders. More than 200 workers blocked the passage in order to protest against imports of Russian coal. Polish ...Read More

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Food and drink exports from UK

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose to £6.5bn in the first six months of the year, according to a report released today by the Food and Drink Federation which is an increase of 4.8% on the same period in ...Read More

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Brazil starting dairy exports to Russia

Three Brazilian companies have received permission to export dairy products to Russia, and one of them has already started to send cargo there, the secretary for international affairs of the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry Marcelo Junqueira told reporters last week. According ...Read More

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Abu Dabi Export and Import Growth

Abu Dhabi Ports Co (ADPC) expects a surge in shipping traffic towards the end of this year, as work on major infrastructure projects in the capital gathers pace, the company’s chief executive said. Container traffic at Khalifa Port is expected ...Read More

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Russia to increase imports from Vietnam

Russia is enacting measures to import more agricultural products from Vietnam due to sanctions imposed by the West over Moscow’s involvement in the Ukraine crisis. The increase in imports is also meant to boost trade ties between the two countries, ...Read More

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Vietnam Seafood Exports to Russia

Ten Vietnamese seafood companies are currently exporting products to Russia, according to a report by the Export Department. However, the Russian trade representative in Vietnam said the number of Vietnamese businesses entering the Russian market has increased on a daily ...Read More

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Euro zone July trade rises on exports

The euro zone's trade surplus rose year-on-year in July as exports grew faster than imports, indicating a positive contribution to economic growth at the start of the third quarter, the European Union's Statistics office data showed. Eurostat said the non-seasonally ...Read More

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Dutch exports grow thanks to previous imports

The volume of exports in June 2014 increased by 4.1 percent over June 2013, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in Holland has reported. The bureau said in a statement that this was mostly due to transshipment of goods through ...Read More

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Argentine seafood exports up 3.9% in value

The volume of exports of seafood from Argentina reached 285,608 tons, 3% more than in the same period in 2013, when 277,389 tons were shipped abroad. Exports to China grew 30% compared to those of the first half of 2013 ...Read More

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Whisky exporters oppose Independence

Whisky exporters in Scotland have been vocally opposed to the independence movement. "Internationally, as an export oriented sector, we rely on effective support from government in our overseas markets, whether in influencing EU negotiations or pressing other governments to allow ...Read More

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Will a Yes Vote Impact Scotland’s Exports?

'No' campaigners are adamant that Scotland, a nation of just five million people, is economically ill-equipped to deal with life alone. The crux of the argument is the fact that its exports sector is weighted towards international communities which, after ...Read More

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Exports of French Wine and Spirits Drop

Exports of wine and spirits from France dropped sharply in the first half of the year, hit by a dramatic slowdown of demand for luxury drinks in China. Exports of wines and spirits—one of France's top 10 exports—fell 7.3% to ...Read More

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France will be top wine producer despite fall in exports

There was good news for France’s wine industry this week as it emerged the country is set to overtake Italy to become the world’s largest wine producer, although a fall in demand from China has seen exports plummet. Italy was ...Read More

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Non-EU markets key for sheep meat exports

EXPORTS of sheep meat in the first six months of 2014 have hit their highest half-year level since 1998, according to industry body EBLEX. Global freight shipments totalled 48,000 tonnes in the first half of the year, an increase of ...Read More

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China exports up but imports shrink again

Exports from China grew more than forecast in August while imports shrank unexpectedly for the second month in a row, a reminder of the fragile recovery in the world's No. 2 economy, customs data showed on Monday. Exports rose 9.4 ...Read More

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Manufacturers reluctant to export

Only one in three small manufacturing businesses is relying on exports for business growth, it is shown in survey results released last week. More than two thirds of the firms questioned by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) feel they will ...Read More

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German exports at record high

German exports for July were up 8.5 percent year-on-year to 101 billion euros ($130.8 billion):this was the first time a single month's exports were above the 100-billion euro mark, according to Destatis, Germany's Federal Statistics Office. Nearly 60 billion euros' ...Read More

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Export Plans for Taiwan

It is hoped that the new law allowing consolidations of cargo for different destinations will make Taiwan one of the most competitive logistics hub in the world. Consolidating goods in Taiwan and re-exporting them to Europe and America should increase ...Read More

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Taiwan Measures to Increase Export Trade

Measures are in hand to ensure that Taiwan stays abreast of its partners and competitors with regards to exports both within, and beyond, the local region. The recent decision to allow the country’s freight forwarders to operate multi-destination export consolidations ...Read More

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Lamb exports go outside EU

Increases in exports of lamb to the Far East have been particularly encouraging, while other key markets outside the EU included Ghana, Congo and the Ivory Coast in West Africa and Norway and Switzerland in Europe. Export values in total ...Read More

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Exports of British lamb rising

UK export volumes of sheep meat in the first six months of 2014 have hit their highest half-year level since 1998, according to latest statistics. Global shipments totalled 48,000 tonnes in the first half of the year, an increase of ...Read More

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Australian cherry growers ramp up exports

Australian cherry growers want to increase exports of fruit. Their objective is to send half the annual crop to overseas markets. About 25 to 30 per cent of last season's cherry crop was exported, with about 80 per cent of ...Read More

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India – PM says port development will increase exports

IndianPrime Minister Narendra Modi said development of ports is essential to promote exports from India and take the 'Made in India' brand global. The recently elected PM was speaking as he laid the foundation of a special economic zone (SEZ) ...Read More

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Exports essential to India

As the Indian Prime Minister laid the foundation of a highway connecting the country's biggest container port to the hinterland, he emphasised repeatedly that if India wants to focus on exports it needs to focus on port-led development. "Port development ...Read More

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Eurozone exports to Russia down 14 per cent in 2014

Exports and imports between the Eurozone and Russia have plummeted in the period January to May, figures from Eurostat revealed last week. The was a 14 per cent decline in exports to Russia in January-June 2014 compared with the same ...Read More

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Singapore July exports down

Singapore's exports in July fell less than expected, as freight shipments to major economies picked up. This suggests that the manufacturing sector may have bottomed out, on the back of an improving economic outlook in the United States and signs ...Read More

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America biggest exports market for British businesses

The majority of the United Kingdom’s small and medium exporters are targeting the US market, according to a new survey from Barclays Business. Identifying the top UK export destinations, the study found that 55% of small and medium-sized exporters are ...Read More

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Russia turning to Israel for fruit imports

Russia is interested in increasing its fruit imports from Israel, after boycotting imports from Europe as part of the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Russia and the West. This new development comes as buyers in Gaza, Jordan and some European nations ...Read More

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Singapore exports fall 3.4% over last year

A drop in electronics shipments continued to oppress Singapore's exports in the second quarter, trade agency IE Singapore said last week. Non-oil domestic exports from Singapore fell by 3.4 per cent in the April to June period over last year, ...Read More

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UK wheat imports top forecasts

UK wheat imports finished high in 2013-14, far exceeding expectations, as exports put in their worst performance in more than 20 years, with imports of corn rising too. The UK imported 2.21m tonnes of wheat in the year to the ...Read More

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Exports from Dorset increase by 25 per cent

BUSINESSES in Dorset exported nearly £132m worth of goods last year, which represents an increase of 25 per cent. The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has shown that it processed 12,022 export documents between 2013 and 2014, up ...Read More

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Finland fears crisis as Russia curbs food imports

Finland warned last week that Russian retaliation against EU sanctions could push its economy into crisis, while President Vladimir Putin ordered curbs on food imports from countries that join the Western action over Ukraine. The central bank warned that import ...Read More

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Canada’s export recovery firmly on

Canada’s trade surplus soared unexpectedly to a two and a half high of $1.86-billion in June, boosted by record exports and falling imports, Statistics Canada data indicated last Wednesday. This was the largest surplus since the $2.43-billion recorded in December ...Read More

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Warning of over reliance on food imports

THE PROPORTION of food which the UK produces for itself is continuing to fall, with the country able to feed itself only up until today without imports, farmers have warned. The UK’s self-sufficiency in food dropped by two percentage points ...Read More

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Small USA firm exports to Africa

The Obama administration is this week encouraging U. S. companies to boost investment and exports and imports with Africa. One small business is already was embracing the challenge. Hann Powerboats, of Sarasota Fla., recently changed from making fishing and patrol ...Read More

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UK Exports to Chile, China and UAE Increase

UK exports to Chile, China and United Arab Emirates (UAE) grew faster than to any other countries in the world in 2013. Overall, the UK's exports grew by just 1.4% in 2013 - but exports to Chile grew by 72% ...Read More

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Boost China exports with premium goods

A Shanghai based economist has advised New Zealand exporters struggling to meet Chinese demand for commodities such as milk powder, logs and lamb flaps, to try marketing more premium products to an increasingly worldly, wealthy Chinese consumer. "Given the importance ...Read More

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Washington State exports up in 2013

Washington clocked in $81.6 billion in exports in 2013, compared with $75.7 billion in 2012. The nearly 8 percent gain is healthy, but less than the 16.8 percent gain shown from 2011 to 2012. In addition to distortions such as ...Read More

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Singapore June exports falling

Non-oil domestic exports from Singapore are expected to fall on an annual basis in June for the second straight month, a Reuters poll showed on earlier this month, adding to signs of a slowdown in the city-state's manufacturing activity. The ...Read More

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Nepal Pashmina exports rebound

Nepali pashmina exports are doing well again in the international market despite facing stiff competition from other countries, said traders. Manufacturers had been trying to boost business and come out of an extended slump by creating new design ranges, and ...Read More

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Nepal concentrates on quality exports

According to the Nepali pashmina industry, shawls, stoles and scarves in natural, multi-colour and artistic designs are the most popular Nepali products among importers. The country’s industry had plunged into a prolonged downturn after some traders began shipping poor quality ...Read More

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Export Sector joins Irish recovery

"The trade data for May provides further evidence that the export sector is joining in the Irish economic recovery and will contribute to GDP growth in 2014," according to analyst Conall MacCoille. Preliminary figures for May from the Central Statistics ...Read More

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Exports from Ireland soar

EXPORTS from Ireland soared in May as technology and pharmaceutical companies boosted sales overseas. The trade surplus hit the highest level in more than a year, after exports of goods rose 15per cent from the previous month. Exports in the ...Read More

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Drop-off in Wine Exports to China

Australia's top five export destinations held their places in the last financial year, with the United Kingdom remaining in the top spot. Record grape harvests in the United States have seen demand for wine imports drop significantly, reflected in the ...Read More

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Bulk Wine Exports from Australia on the increase

More and more Australian winemakers are choosing to bottle wines overseas to save costs, and this is reflected in increased bulk wine exports. Bottled wine exports dropped in volume by 10 per cent, although their value has been rising steadily ...Read More

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Australian wine exports drop by two per cent

The value of Australian wine exports has fallen as more winemakers export in bulk containers, according to a report by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority. Total wine exports dropped by two per cent in volume, to 684 million dollars ...Read More

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UK trade gap widens in May on higher aircraft imports

Britain's goods trade deficit widened in May, increased by imports of aircraft, official data showed last week. The Office for National Statistics said the goods trade deficit grew to just over 9.2 billion pounds from 8.8 billion pounds in April, ...Read More

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Norway seafood exports hit by Ukraine crisis

The military and political crisis in Ukraine has caused Norwegian seafood exports to the country to drop by nearly 40% so far this year, according to figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council. The country’s February Maidan revolution has plunged it ...Read More

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China Exports Rise and Imports Bounce back

Exports from China were lower than estimates in June, which suggests that support for growth from global demand will be limited as China's leaders try to defend their economic expansion goal of about 7.5 percent this year. Exports gained 7.2 ...Read More

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Pakistan exports more Bed-linen than rice and cotton

Bed linen is a significant value-added segment of Pakistans textile exports; about $27.3 billion worth of Pakistan-made bed linen has been sold overseas between 2003 and 2013. In the textile value-added sector, bed linen, cotton woven fabrics and men's suiting ...Read More

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Export, Import boost for India

If everything goes as per plan, then gradually all minor ports in the state will be converted into commercial ports to promote export and import. Minister for ports and fisheries Baburao Chinchansur said that very soon the cabinet will discuss ...Read More

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Bhubaneswar State, India targets 10% export growth

The state government aims to achieve annual growth rate of 10% in exports from 2014-15 and has prepared a draft policy for it. The draft export policy has proposed several initiatives like business to business (B2B) exchange, district-level export promotion ...Read More

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Majority in Sweden against weapons exports

Sweden has become a major world supplier of arms, but most Swedes are against having weapons exports at all, a new study has revealed. Just over half of Swedish people say no to weapon exports, a survey from pollster Ipsos ...Read More

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Iran resumes car exports to Russia

Iran began exporting cars to Russia for the first time in five years on Sunday, after meeting upgraded emission standards, the country's largest car manufacturer said. Workers at Iran-Khodro's factory in Tehran loaded the first shipment of auto freight, which ...Read More

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Danish exports to Sweden gathering pace

Recent figures from the Danish export council - Danmarks Eksportråd - show that Danish exports to Sweden are expected to increase by three percent in 2014 and a further 4.4 percent in 2015. This means that exports to Sweden are ...Read More

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Beef, pork exports continue growth trend

Beef and pork exports from the USAcontinued their positive growth trend in April, increasing by double digits in volume and by an even healthier margin in value, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled ...Read More

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Exports from Finland to Russia drop

Finnish exports to Russia dropped sharply in the last quarter, making Germany in the top position for international sales, according to new figures. Machinery, equipment and chemicals suffered the biggest declines in exports to Russia. Imports from Finland’s eastern neighbour ...Read More

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China’s exports to continue improvement

Export activity from China may maintain a steady rebound in the coming months, as the country is faced with several favorable factors, an official said on Tuesday. Shen Danyang, spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce (MOC), told the press that ...Read More

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Value of Irish exports drops in April

The value of Irish exports fell again in April, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show. Seasonally adjusted exports were €6.8 billion in April, a reduction of €45 million or 1 per cent on the previous month.But imports saw ...Read More

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UK Imports Wheat

Recent figures show that the UK had for a 23rd successive month imported more wheat than it exported, against the typical trend. Imports, although down 9.8% month on month at 113,861 tonnes, far exceeded exports, of 26,910 tonnes, a gain ...Read More

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Mango exports ban questioned

Mango exporters on Tuesday asked the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister of Pakistan to intervene on the unnecessary regulations that prevent mango exports to the European markets, causing billions of rupees losses to the mango exporters. During a meeting ...Read More

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Norway, Kazakhstan Seeking to Expand Cooperation

Already cooperating and supporting each other in world nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament efforts, Norway and Kazakhstan are seeking to expand cop-operation in the areas of imports and exports. Oil and natural gas are the largest exports of Norway, followed by ...Read More

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China’s exports rise 7% in May, imports fall

Exports from China increased in May thanks to firmer global demand, data showed on Sunday, but an unexpected fall in imports signalled weaker domestic demand which may continue to weigh on the world’s second-largest economy. Exports rose 7 per cent ...Read More

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UK Suffering Weak Exports

Britain's manufacturing sector recovery is largely caused by increasing demand at home rather than from abroad as exports continue to be weak. A report from the manufacturers organisation EEF upgraded its growth forecast for the sector in 2014 to a ...Read More

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Tasmania exports live bees to Canada

Tasmania - being relatively free from most serious bee diseases - has opened up a niche export trade in live bees. During the last three months 2,800 packets of bees have been exported by air freight from Tasmania to Canada. ...Read More

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Exports soar for rice fields of Italy

Italy is Europe's top rice producer. Exports are growing thanks to small-scale farmers growing premium rice varieties which are popular with health conscious connoisseurs. "It's considered a chic product for people who have money," said Sandro Guerrini, who farms 80 ...Read More

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E.U Bans Citrus Imports From South Africa

On 27 may, the European Commission announced restrictions on citrus imports from South Africa due to an outbreak of “black spot” plant disease there. South African politicians are concerned about the economic ramifications for the world’s largest citrus exporter. The ...Read More

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Swiss April Exports Steady

Switzerland had modest export growth in April. This was mainly stimulated by demand from Asia and the USA for pharmaceutical and chemical products, as well as watches and jewellery. Exports during April rose 0.4% compared with the previous year in ...Read More

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Poland now top customer for Norway fish exports

Poland is now Norway’s largest export market for seafood, partly due to soaring cod exports to the country. Figures from the first quarter of 2014 show that Poland is now the biggest buyer of Norwegian seafood, in value, noted the ...Read More

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Freight Forwarders Vietnam Fears

Freight Forwarders believe import and export demand to and from Vietnam may be affected for an extended period after many of the country’s key industrial parks closed.  A dispute with China over maritime rights escalated into violent anti-China protests earlier ...Read More

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Australian Exports To China Top $100 Billion

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics released figures showing that the $6.881 billion in services exports which Australia made to China, tipped total Australian exports over $100 billion for the first time in history. This shows that the bulk ...Read More

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Spanish fruit exports static

The volume of fruit and vegetable exports from Spain increased by only 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the previous year, reaching 3.4m tonnes, according to the latest figures from export federation Fepex. The value ...Read More

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Sweden defence exports soar

As the third largest arms exporter per capita after Israel and Russia, Sweden's booming industry has stirred up ethical concerns among Swedes about some countries it is doing business with. Sweden-based firms including BAE Systems and Bofors have been hugely ...Read More

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UK Exports start to rise

ON 9 May the Office for National Statistics released trade figures for March,also the first quarterly trade statistics for the year. The data once again shows a mixed picture of export performance, with some areas of improvement against a continued ...Read More

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Egyptian exports decline in April

Non-petroleum exports from Egypt declined 11% during the month of April, earning $1.8 billion compared to $2bn during the same month the year before, according to the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade, and Investment’s monthly report. Since the beginning of ...Read More

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China approves Irish dairy exports

Ireland’s dairy sector had reason to celebrate after it was one of the countries to pass an audit by the Chinese authorities, which means that Irish plants have been found to meet fully the standards of China’s new food safety ...Read More

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Japan exports weak

Japan's exports are falling short of the central bank's forecasts, threatening the economic recovery in the country. Growth has returned to Japan, helped by massive monetary stimulus 13 months ago when Haruhiko Kuroda took control at the bank. Early signs ...Read More

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US beef industry wants China to resume imports

China is working hard to resolve issues that would allow imports of US beef to resume for the first time since 2003 when a Washington State outbreak of "mad cow disease" prompted Beijing and other countries to restrict them. The ...Read More

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Exports from Australia to China soar

Australia is running its first $50 billion trade surplus with exports out of Western Australia to China soaring to record heights. Figures from the Bureau of Statistics confirmed that China was now more important to Australia than Japan was during ...Read More

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Irish Fishing fleet lands €493m of exports

IRELAND'S fishing fleet is already attracting almost half a billion euro in exports; figures show Irish seafood was exported to more than 80 markets worldwide last year. The haul was valued at €493m, a massive 32pc jump since 2010 when ...Read More

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Record cashew exports from India

Cashew exports rose to a record high last financial year in volume and value compared with the previous year. Total exports during 2013-14 increased by over 13 per cent to 1,13,620 tonnes from 1,00,105 tonnes. “Performance in all the segments ...Read More

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Free Trade Agreement may have big consequences for Norway exports

The Norwegian government said that the free trade agreement being negotiated between the EU and US could have serious consequences for Norway’s seafood exports. At the end of March, the government issued a new report on the consequences of an ...Read More

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New foreign trade policy to boost exports from India

The Indian government has said that a new Foreign Trade Policy will focus on ways to boost India's exports, and reduce dependence on imports. "India being part of WTO cannot only think in terms its export promotion without equally supporting ...Read More

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US restricts high tech exports to Russia

U.S. restrictions on high-tech exports to Russia will be a blow to Russian companies in the sector, the Interfax news agency reported. The White House said on 28 April that the United States would deny export licenses for any high-technology ...Read More

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German Military Exports on Hold

The government of Germany says it isn't authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present "because of the current political situation," leaving nearly 70 export applications on hold. The Economy Ministry replied to questions from the opposition Green ...Read More

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Scottish manufactured exports fall after dispute

Manufactured exports from Scotland fell by 4% as the effect of the Grangemouth petrochemical plant dispute hit sales. Official figures from Scotland’s Chief Statistician Roger Halliday showed the drop-off in activity in the fourth quarter of last
year. In spite of ...Read More

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Surge in value of Irish exports

THE value of Irish exports rose by 3pc in February when compared with the same month last year, official figures show. One of the main reasons for the positive data was a 15pc increase in the value of exports of ...Read More

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China Fair shadowed by weak exports

The Canton Fair - officially known as the 115th China Import and Export Fair-is expected to draw 200,000 international buyers, an increase of more than 180,000 over the autumn session when there was a drop-off in numbers, said Liu Jianjun, ...Read More

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Prosecco exports to UK leap by 40%

The Italian sparkling wine enjoyed a huge increase in popularity last year as exports to the UK soared 40.2 per cent in a single year, according to new research. This follows a dismal year for champagne, UK sales of which ...Read More

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Euro zone rising exports in February

The euro zone's trade surplus widened in February from the previous year due to rising exports with imports unchanged, the European Union's statistics office Eurostat said on 8 April. Exports from the 18 countries using the euro increased by 3 ...Read More

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US craft brewers export beer around the world

Small independent U.S. craft brewers are exporting all over the world, from Sweden to Japan. The tables in the global beer garden have turned: An industry which started in the U.S.A three decades ago by emulating styles brewed in other ...Read More

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German exports slump in February

In February, Germany's export-driven economy shipped goods and services worth 92.4 billion euros ($127.4 billion) - a drop of 1.3 percent compared with the previous month of January, according to latest figures released by the German statistics office in April. ...Read More

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Anarchy Brew Co exports first shipment to Sweden

A North East brewery is preparing to bring it’s own brand of chaos to Scandinavia after being sought out to export its beers to Sweden. Morpeth-based Anarchy Brew Co has sent its first shipment abroad. The company will now need ...Read More

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Hong Kong shark fin imports fall 35 per cent

Exports of shark fins from Hong Kong to the mainland plummeted by 90 per cent last year, an environmental group has revealed, amid a crackdown on corruption and lavish living in China. While the amount of shark fin imports to ...Read More

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BCC: UK services export sales ‘at all-time high’

The UK service sector's export sales and orders are at record levels, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said. At the same time, manufacturing is growing consistently, the BCC's survey for the first quarter has found. Nevertheless, the UK's ...Read More

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Exports revive flat Champagne sales

Export demand is likely to drive Champagne sales over the coming decade as any consumption growth in France lags behind that in newer markets overseas, including Asia, the French region's trade association says. Mainland China and Hong Kong, while outside ...Read More

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Vinho Verde UK exports surge

The United Kingdom is now the eighth most important marker for Vinho Verde in terms of volume, which rose from 667,731 litres in 2012 to 751,001 litres in 2013 – up 13%. Over the last five years the export volumes ...Read More

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Indian Yarn exports to China fall on pricing policy

Indian yarn exports have come under pressure as China has slowed down yarn imports from the country. China is also offering a lower price for Indian yarn because the rupee has strengthened against the dollar. The Chinese price for Indian ...Read More

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Scottish salmon improves UK food exports

Salmon exports from Scotland helped to increase Britain's export sales by 5pc last year. Exports of the Scottish fish to the USA rose by £43m to hit £199m, while sales to China almost doubled from £23m to £50m. “These impressive ...Read More

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Pakistan Textile exports up 8.28pc in 8 months

Exports of textile products from Pakistan witnessed positive growth of 8.28 percent during the first eight months of the current fiscal year when compared to the corresponding period of last year. The overall textile exports from the country were recorded ...Read More

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UK Food And Drinks Exports To China Soar

China's imports of U.K. food rose 82 percent in 2013 from 2012, driven by spectacular sales of pork and salmon, making the world’s second largest economy a prime market for British food exports outside the European Union. The value of ...Read More

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Hong Kong Exports Decline For a Second Month

Hong Kong's exports declined for a second straight month in February, while imports increased strongly, leading to a larger trade deficit than a year ago, data from the Census and Statistics Department revealed Tuesday Exports fell 1.3% year-on-year, after decreasing ...Read More

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EU bans fish imports from Belize, Cambodia, and Guinea

At €10 million annually, the value of these countries exports to the EU is relatively low, but NGOs say it sends a strong signal to other larger fishing countries on the commission’s warning list. “These are not the major importers ...Read More

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Budget 2014: UK firms get tax relief and export boost

Help for firms to encourage investment and exports were among the measures for business announced by the chancellor. The government wants UK exports to reach £1 trillion by 2020, and for 100,000 more UK companies to be exporting by 2020. ...Read More

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Non EU Food Exports increasing

The Food and Drink Federation reports that non-EU markets saw 11.5% growth in 2013, with exports to China soaring by 82%. Pork sales rose 92% and salmon sales by 90%. Ireland, the UK’s biggest export market, saw sales rise 7% ...Read More

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Red Meat and Cheese exports to EU grow

There is great demand for red meat from the West country from abroad. Exports to Italy and France are particularly encouraging. West country lamb and beef have gained European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status that will help to boost demand ...Read More

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Devon farmers help lead rise in food and drink exports

Farmers and food producers in the West Country are helping to lead a revival in UK exports, boosting the economic recovery. After a disappointing 2012, total UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose 5%, or about £600 million, to £12.8 ...Read More

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Seafood exports from Norway show continued growth

Seafood exports worth NOK 5.4 billion (USD 903 million) from Norway in February, represented an increase of NOK 1.2 billion (USD 200.7 million) or 29 per cent compared to February last year, according to figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council. ...Read More

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China Blocks Imports of American apples

The Washington Apple Commission has suffered a setback in its attempts to persuade China to import their apples. In December, Chinese officials appeared ready to resume imports of Washington Reds and Goldens after one more inspection trip, but they have ...Read More

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Tea exports rise marginally in 2013 – Economic Times

Tea exports from India during 2013 increased by only two per cent at 212 million kilograms as compared to 208 million kilograms in 2012, according to data by Indian Tea Association (ITA). Production of tea during 2013 increased 6.6 per ...Read More

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Norway expects a 5% to 10% increase in salmon exports to Malaysia

Norway expects to increase the volume of its salmon exports to Malaysia this year by 5% to 10% from 1,900 tonnes in the previous year. Norwegian Seafood Council Regional Director South-East Asia, Christian Chramer, said the target would be achieved ...Read More

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German exports, imports surge at fastest pace for 2 years

German exports and imports increased in January at the fastest pace in nearly two years, data showed on Tuesday. Data from the Federal Statistics Office showed seasonally-adjusted exports up 2.2 percent in January, well above a consensus forecast for a ...Read More

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Live animal exports return to Ramsgate

Last week dozens of demonstrators gathered at the Port of Ramsgate to protest about the resumption of live animal exports. Campaigners gathered at the port ahead of the ferry's scheduled berthing at 9am. The campaigners are demonstrating against the resumption ...Read More

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Exports from Estonia decrease by 20%

According to official statistics, exports from Estonia in January reduced by 20% compared with the previous year. The substantial decrease was partially influenced by the high reference base of January 2013 caused by single transactions involving sea vessels. After eliminating ...Read More

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Norway wood exports to EU increase

Norway's exports to the EU countries are performing very well. The volume of softwood logs shipped by Norway to European Union member countries, from January to November 2013, has increased by 51% compared with the same period in 2012. In ...Read More

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German exports drive growth in Q4

Exports helped drive the German economy to 0.4 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, while domestic demand dropped. The statistics help to substantiate underlining concerns that Europe's largest economy is relying too heavily on foreign trade. The Federal ...Read More

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India Cotton exports rising

China has started increasing imports of cotton from India. Demand from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam has also increased. So far this year (October – September) over 6 million bales (1 bale = 170 kg) of cotton have already shipped ...Read More

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Japan exports rose in January

Exports from Japan rose by 9.5 per cent in January, compared with the previous year.   This is lower than the expected 12.6 per cent. Imports increased by 25 percent, partly caused by the weak yen.  With the big increase ...Read More

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Fruity imports to U.SA. Grow

Imports of fruit to the USA will account for about half of total per capita fruit and nut use by 2023.   Imports of vegetables will make up 25% of per capita vegetable use. Those new projections from the USA's ...Read More

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Norway Fish Exports at all-time high

EXPORTS of Norwegian seafood in January soared in value by 25 per cent to 5.9 billion Norwegian kroners (NOK) – an increase of NOK 1.2 billion over January last year. One of the reasons for this was the continued high ...Read More

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Western Australian winemakers expect strong exports

The wine producers of Western Australia believe they are better placed than other parts of the country to survive a nationwide decline in exports. Wine exports have decreased by six per cent last year, with a number of factors to ...Read More

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Scotland: Manufactured exports fall by 2.2%

Manufactured exports from Scotland fell in the third quarter of 2013, according to official estimates.The volume of exports dropped by 2.2% on the previous quarter and were down nearly 1% over the year to September. The drinks sector,dominated by whiskey, ...Read More

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British umbrella exports always in season

The UK's oldest umbrella maker is increasing its exports on to the traditional markets as well as emerging economies. Last year exports overtook domestic sales for the first time; 54% of orders came from abroad. "In Russia and China the ...Read More

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Record Buffalo meat exports from India to China

Though China has yet to formally open its doors to buffalo meat exports from India, a threefold rise (in dollar terms) in exports routed through Vietnam has lifted traders. China has, in principle, decided to allow direct imports, but the ...Read More

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Factories hit by falling exports in January

The CBI's survey of more than 360 factory bosses showed the weakest reading for exports since July last year, which led to a fall in the sector's total order book this month r elative to normal levels. A balance of ...Read More

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Freight takes off at Shanghai Pudong Terminal

Shanghai Pudong cargo terminal saw freight tonnage rise by 2.83 percent to a total of 1,173,784 tonnes in the first 11 months of 2013. In 2012 the total was only 1,141,472 tonnes. Domestic cargo volume grew by 17.05 percent year-over-year ...Read More

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Russia banning fish imports from Norway

Russian vets recently returned from a visit to Norway;they are unsatisfied with the food safety control and want to stop all import of fresh fish and fish products from Norway. Norway exports salmon to 120 different markets; only the Russian ...Read More

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Exports boost Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce sales have increased so much that the luxury car maker will be increasing its workforce.  Much of this growth was built by exports to developing economies, where the new wealthy show their status by purchasing imports from the ...Read More

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Sweden timber exports to China to triple

Swedish exports of sawn wood products to China is increasing rapidly. This fact was confirmed during Sino-Swedish Wood Day, a Swedish initiative and event designed to further increase interest in Swedish wood products in China. Sino-Swedish Wood Day, a conference ...Read More

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SwedenExports down

Sweden's trade surplus in November remained the same as for the previous month, the latest figures from Statistics Sweden revealed. The trade surplus was SEK 4 billion, steady compared with October. In November 2012, the net trade surplus was SEK ...Read More

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More US cars Shipping to China

Exports of cars from the USA to Saudi Arabia and China are increasing revenue for shipping vessel operators. The U.S.A exported a record 1.8 million cars and light trucks last year. Exports rose another 8.9 percent in the first 10 ...Read More

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