2021, a year of great vintage for coffee

Published on : 14/01/2022 – 00:11 Coffee prices have been soaring for a year. The unfavorable weather conditions in Brazil and the rise in freight prices are the main factors behind this surge. 2021 was a year of great vintage for coffee, especially for arabica, the best-selling variety in the world, it represents 70% of … Read more

the trade deficit widened by 9 billion euros in November, a record level

Published on : 07/01/2022 – 18:04 France imports a lot of goods. Result: the trade deficit plunges to a record level. Figures from last November show that the balance between the country’s imports and exports has widened further. It is “ lowest monthly balance ever “, Indicate this Friday the Customs in their monthly report. … Read more

new Asia-Pacific free trade area enters into force

Published on : 02/01/2022 – 09:56 It is a new heavyweight in the global economy that is emerging. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) entered into force on January 1, 2022. It should give birth to the largest free trade area in the world. This new group, which includes China, Japan, Australia and South Korea … Read more

China: birth of a rare earth giant

Published on : 30/12/2021 – 00:14 To protect its domination in the production of these minerals found in electric cars, smartphones and plasma screens, the Chinese government has just created, by decree, a grouping of the major Chinese players in the market. The regulator did not break his head to find a name for this … Read more

The difficulties of Ivorian cashew processors

Published on : 29/12/2021 – 00:15 Cashew nut production had a good year in 2021 in Côte d’Ivoire. The country is the world’s largest producer with 950,000 tonnes produced. It aims to increase local cashew processing to 50% of its production in 2025 against 10% today. However, Ivorian processors are sticking their tongue out and … Read more

South Africa: sugarcane sector seeks new outlets

Published on : 21/12/2021 – 22:47 South Africa’s already shabby sugarcane industry has been hit hard by riots sparked by the incarceration of ex-President Jacob Zuma in July. The industry, on which the region around Durban in the east of the country was built, now relies on a national plan to recover. The Kwazulu-Natal region … Read more