Brazil nuts: slowdown in Bolivia's production

August 4, 2020 at 3:31 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SUCRE. The coronavirus crisis has left its mark on the Brazil nut market. Lockdowns have delayed processing and prompted production volumes to plummet.

Price disputes

While global production is expected to decline by 6%, Bolivia is expected to witness a 9% cut. As the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council has recently reported, the financial means to pay the nut collectors were too limited. Even before the pandemic struck collectors demanded higher farmgate prices and stopped their work to put pressure on the processors. With the outbreak of the coronavirus borders were then closed and movement restricted.

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