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The market for processed tropical fruit

The market for processed tropical fruit

Joughin, J. (1986) The market for processed tropical fruit. Tropical Development and Research Institute (TDRI), London, UK. ISBN 0859542130 ISSN 0264-763X

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This report is concerned with an investigation of the major markets for processed tropical or exotic fruit. The markets studied are France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United States and Japan. Tropical fruit and their products are many and diverse; the study is concentrated on the more dynamic sectors of the market: that is, pulps, juices and canned fruits. The processed fruit for which there is significant demand are passion fruit, guava, mango and papaya, although other processed tropical fruit are also traded and are discussed in the text: these include soursop, cherimoya, lychee, longan and rambutan as well as canned tropical fruit salad. The statistical base for research on markets for processed tropical fruit is limited. Generally, data are not available for individual fruit: so for most of the countries mentioned, estimations of market size had to be made from a study of the residual 'other fruit' category in import statistics, linked where possible to known suppliers of processed tropical fruit. Field work in the market countries enabled supporting evidence for these estimates to be obtained, and investigation of market channels, trade preferences and assessment of prospects to be made. In Section 2 of the report a brief description of the major tropical fruit products entering world trade is provided. In Section 3, each of the major exporting countries is reviewed, and supporting statistical information provided where possible. In Sections, 4, 5, 6 and 7 the import markets for pulps, purees and juices, and canned fruits in Europe, the United States and Japan are reviewed and future prospects discussed.

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Additional Information: © Crown copyright 1986. Note on publisher affiliation: Tropical Development and Research Institute (TDRI) was amalgamated to form part of The Natural Resources Institute (NRI), in 1990. Following a formal bidding process, in May 1996, the NRI became a specialist research and teaching institution of the University of Greenwich.
Uncontrolled Keywords: market, tropical fruit, exotic fruit, processed fruit, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland, USA, Japan, pulp, juice, canned fruit, value chain analysis
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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