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Poor year for Argentine exports of apples and pears: lesser volumes and lower prices

Saturday, May 12th 2012 - 09:19 UTC
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The Argentine Chamber of Integrated Fruit Exporters, CAFI reported that apple and pear exports continued a sharp decline in terms of exported volume, with a downfall of 30% (about 90.000 tons in total) compared to the previous year and 15% less in relation to 2010. Read full article


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  • Max

    I love pear & apple ......

    Apple is the king of fruits contains “ iron mineral ”.!

    May 12th, 2012 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Never knowingly eaten an Argtard apple or pear, never knowingly going to eat one. You don't know what they've done to them.

    May 12th, 2012 - 10:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Ah more economic success for Argentina.....

    May 12th, 2012 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Maybe I should especially shop for Argentine apples and pears. Like the Tory youth used to especially serve Chilean and South African wines when decent people (not just lefties actually) were boycotting them

    May 12th, 2012 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    Some of the best pears in the world are from Rio Negro. I really hate to see growers punished by weather, government stupidity and boycotts.

    May 12th, 2012 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @4 Where are you going to buy these Argtard apples and pears? Lidl? Aldi?

    @5 Rio Negro people voted these folks into power, so they have but themselves to blame for the boycotts, and the beatings they get from La Campora.

    May 12th, 2012 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Where is this news of La Campora beating Cristina's voters in Rio Negro? Or are you again telling lies???

    May 12th, 2012 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    They were savagely beating 'farmers' according to reports, and the people discussed in this article were 'farmers' of apples and pears. So it's not a stretch to suggest that any if they're generally beating B.A. farmers they'd also beat Rio Negro farmers.

    “My most absolute disavowal against the aggressions committed by the La Cámpora militants toward the farmers, who were trying to voice their discontent with the tax reform sponsored by the provincial governor” said dissident Peronist national Deputy Eduardo Amadeo. (

    You're so cowardly you would never even go to Argtardia. So, let's face it, until you do you're not really in a position to question myself or anyone else on this forum.

    Get over it, coward.

    May 12th, 2012 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    Diddums!!! Self inflicted economic damage no sympathy what did they expect andtheres a lot more to come from this Uk view its all Good

    May 12th, 2012 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @1 Max,
    Fuji Apples, the sweetest, juciest apple l've ever had.

    May 12th, 2012 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    @3 Xect - econonic success for Argentina?

    Interesting to note that Argentina came under a barrage of criticism at the WTO where the US, EU, Japan and TEN other countries accused it of tying imports up in red tape after CFK and Co imposed a new system to pre-approve or refect every purchase from abroad.

    Will this lead to more economic success?

    May 12th, 2012 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    11 Brit Bob

    That's not a surprise is it? I mean really, it's not. Just more “Protectionism” from Argentinaland.

    May 12th, 2012 - 03:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    #8 - “discontent with the tax reform sponsored by the provincial governor”? Why would anybody show discontent when some taxes are going up a measly 1,000 percent? Sounds like a regular Argentina government move.

    May 12th, 2012 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    When the Americans and Europeans can't afford apples and pears, now that is a sign things are getting desperate.

    May 12th, 2012 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton


    Argentina apples and pears, for argentines,
    British apples and pears
    For British,
    Seems logical to me,

    We have our very own,
    An apple a day, keeps the dentist away.


    May 12th, 2012 - 08:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #8 You failed to mention these “farmers” were invading the local parliament and trying to violently block its proceedings at the time, according to the article you linked to. Furthermore as the Kirchnerist deputy quoted in the article says, it seems like it was a progressive wealth tax they were protesting against

    May 12th, 2012 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @16 I think what you meant to say was 'I'm sorry, you were right, and you sent me an argentine source showing what you said was true'. I didn't realise that La Sturmabteilung were the Police force, but now we know they have taken over their role in beating up farmers... it's only a short step before they start beating up everyone else.

    It's all their plan to be more like KFC's uncle Hitler.

    May 12th, 2012 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    The main problem for the growers in Río Negro and Neuquén is the price of production against the price paid by the Central Market. This year I believe the grower's income per kilo was about 6% over cost. With inflation at 30% that is a big fat loss.

    May 13th, 2012 - 01:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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    May 13th, 2012 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias


    What does have to do with export prices? It is not up to the “central market” to determine those.

    Clearly, they can't afford apples and pears in the developed world, as fruit shipping volumes from other countries have also fallen, ask the Chileans they've been complaining about the exchange rate for years, including the wineries.

    It is obvious North American and European markets are trying to slash food prices because people simply can't afford it. Read on the European food crisis and the American supermkarket crisis, where upscail organic chains had to change their entire business model because people just didn't buy anymore.

    Things are dire in the north, reading the economic news this week that much is clear.

    May 13th, 2012 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    @20 I eat apples and pears all the time. Yummy. Because we are all concerned with food-miles, I source my produce locally and even made apple crumble with bramleys and had to use currants from Greece, but I guess I'm helping them out.

    At no point did I buy an Apple or Pear from Mar de Mierda, because let's face it they're not very good quality and local products are closer and better.

    It's all about the food miles, so go eat your own lemons.

    May 13th, 2012 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Selk' Nam

    Nos vamos a tener que meter las peras y las manzanas en el culo... jaja!!!

    Google Trans.: We're going to have to put the pears and apples in the ... haha!

    May 13th, 2012 - 05:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • tobias

    Hola, esto tomando mate caliente en un dia frio en Lincoln, Buenos Aires.

    Google Translation: Brit troll.

    May 13th, 2012 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @23 tobias,
    Do you grow manzanitas as well as apples?
    They are not really apples but just look like small ones.
    A tropical fruit from the Philippines.

    May 14th, 2012 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Malvinero1

    Never knowingly eaten an Argtard apple or pear, never knowingly going to eat one. You don't know what they've done to them
    Who gives a dam about you yogurt.I do not like rotten yogurt!

    May 14th, 2012 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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