Australian Wool Prices Spike

The price of Australian wool has bounced back after a 20-year lull due to global demand, experts said on Tuesday [1 August 2017]. Wool farmers are benefiting from the best prices for their product in two decades with market analysts tipping that the market would remain strong…Full Article: ECNS.cn Aug 2017 Key Points From July

China’s Pineapple Sector Continues to Suffer Losses

In response to the sales stagnation of pineapples in Wanning [southeastern Hainan Island], officials have launched the ‘Wanning city 2017 Pineapple Distribution Emergency Subsidy Plan’. It gives a transport subsidy of 120 RMB [~US$17.45] per ton to distribution companies that purchase pineapples at Wanning city…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Feb 2017 Key Point According to the

Banana Prices in China Dip Amid Oversupply

Currently bananas on the Chinese market come mainly from Guangxi autonomous region, Hainan province and Yunnan province. However, their harvest seasons vary: Hainan bananas come to the market before October, followed by Guangxi bananas, and Yunnan’s in December…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Dec 2016 Key Point China’s low banana prices are attributed to increased output (larger

JD.com’s “Running Chicken” Promotion Helps Poultry Farmers, but Critics Lament High Prices

Chinese Internet giant Tencent and online retailer JD.com have jointly launched a public welfare activity, calling for sports lovers to convert their steps into charitable donations using a fitness tracking application. “Running Chicken,” a pilot project to help poor rural households in Hebei province earn money by selling chickens, was unveiled on Nov. 7. Through

Spiking Agricultural Commodity Prices Stir Concern in China

China’s securities regulator has called for tighter oversight of agricultural commodity trading amid concerns that speculation could be driving an unusual surge in prices for staples ranging from garlic and ginger to iron ore and coal. Fang Xinghai, the deputy head of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), on Saturday said the market should be monitored