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No sign of high cocoa prices abating despite fall in demand

Year-on-year third quarter grinding volumes in the EU have remained at the same level as last year

Grocer Price Index

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Italian tomato prices up after poor weather disrupts crops

Italy is the UK’s biggest supplier of tomatoes for food processing

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Sweet potato prices soar as US supply is hit by hurricane

The price of sweet potatoes from the US has more than doubled over the past year

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Drop in tuna prices boosts supplier profits

Thai Union reported this month that profits had surged 13.1% in the second half of 2019

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Wheat prices slump as global market feels turbulence

UK feed wheat futures dipped this week to their lowest level since March 2018

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US to triple tariff-free EU exports of hormone-free beef

A seven-year agreement will see tariff-free exports boosted

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EU sugar market hit by production uncertainty

The current prices are not profitable for domestic sugar beet producers

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CO2 shortage unlikely, but supply vulnerabilities remain

Prices for CO2 are on the rise again as the European heatwave pushes up demand

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Flood of cheap beef to hit post-Brexit UK, predicts report

Post-Brexit tariff plans could see beef imports from non-EU countries ‘surge by 1,300%’

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Cereal crops gain UK growing space as oilseed rape struggles

Rape crops struggled to establish themselves in last year’s dry autumn and were then damaged by the cabbage stem flea beetle

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UK lamb production bounces back after ‘shocking’ 2018

Average year-on-year deadweight lamb prices peaked at 601.9p/kg in April 2018

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EU biofuel ruling hits prices of palm and coconut oil

The EU set out plans to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels to meet environmental targets

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Trump's trade war drives down price of petrol... for now

Donald Trump’s trade wars are driving down the cost of petrol in the UK

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US corn belt storms set to hike maize prices

The Midwestern states that dominate US corn production have been hit by flooding and rainfall, which delayed planting

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Early start for strawberry season yields 22% boost

Most of the increase is down to the warm Easter period this year

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Kenyan shortfall set to drive up tea prices

In Kenya, 2019 is likely to see a 12% year-on-year decline in output due to droughts in March

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Coffee prices hit by booming Brazilian production

The commodity market has witnessed a steep drop in coffee prices on the Intercontinental Exchange

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UK wheat crop recovery set to drive down prices

UK wheat futures have already fallen “quite considerably” from the highs seen last summer

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US sweet potato imports to the UK suffer amid shortages

Two hurricanes hit North Carolina – which produces 60% of the US’s sweet potatoes – in the second half of 2018

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Wholesale onion prices almost double after 40% harvest drop

Almost half of onion SKUs in the mults are more expensive than they were six months ago

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Rapeseed crop still to recover from 2018 heatwave

Prices are currently at €358.80/Mt for EU rapeseed, which is 5% higher than last year