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Chinese increase apple exports to Russia

During the first two months, the Chinese province of Manzhouli exported 21,3K MT of apples to Russia.

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Growing demand for flavoured vodkas
It has been reported that Polish consumers are gradually changing their drinking style adjusting it to the Western European model. It applies particularly to vodka….. Click here for full story.

Indian consumers spend 49% on food

Food is the single largest component of private consumer expenditure in India, accounting for as much as 49% of the total. With a burgeoning middle class and a liberal import policy, India is now perceived as a growing market for food products Click here for full story.

Russia most important destination for Tucumán lemons - As the European market is still well supplied the export campaign of lemons from the Argentine province of Tucumán will start later than normal. Click here for full story.

Indian prize for South African wine producers
The South African wine industry is targeting India as a new growth area, but expect to be hindered by prohibitive import duties and differing rates of taxes and regulations in various Indian states. Click here for full story.

Nuts experience fastest growth in Spain

Nuts are the fastest growing snack in Spain, according to a new report from Euromonitor International. In 2005 research showed that sales of nuts grew by 9% to reach a 22% share of the overall sweet and savoury snacks market.

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Promising future for fresh coffee in Russia
Instant coffee dominates the Russian coffee market, but new research from Euromonitor International suggests that growing consumer awareness and a burgeoning coffee culture could lead to strong future growth in fresh coffee.

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Russian Importers join the show

Russia’s three biggest importers/distributors have confirmed their participation in IFE Fresh Produce Russia 2006. JFC, Sorus & the Sunway Group have each welcomed this new, highly-focused event, recognising the real business opportunities of face to face contact with thousands of Russia’s fresh fruit and vegetable buyers. Click here for full story.

Exhibitions Work
Research by the UK’s Association of Exhibition Organisers (aeo) in 2005 confirmed that trade fairs deliver real results for their exhibitors. On average it was established that exhibitors gain a 3 fold Return On Investment (ROI), with 24% reporting between 5 and 10 times ROI. Click here for free advice.