The expansion of quinoa production

The article “The Global Expansion of Quinoa: Trends and Limits” published in Frontiers in Crop Science sketches the expansion of quinoa production, with a focus on the distribution of germ plasm. Based on a mini survey among experts, the authors Didier Bazile, Sven-Erik Jacobson and Alexis Verniau present interesting data on testing and breeding of … Read moreThe expansion of quinoa production

Annual quinoa imports into European Union exceed 20,000 tons in February 2016

Annual quinoa imports into the European Union reached 20038 tons in February 2016, representing a growth rate of 29%. Growth thus continues to be strong, although lower than in the previous year, when it stood at 54%, and in the year before, when it was 68%. The analysis of monthly data shows that in February … Read moreAnnual quinoa imports into European Union exceed 20,000 tons in February 2016

Chia imports into the European Union almost triple while prices recover slightly

Chia imports into the European Union increased by an amazing 185% in the year ending February 2016, as compared to a year before. The four main chia exporting countries in Latin America, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and Mexico, exported a total of 12701 MT chia to EU countries.   The average chia import price has been … Read moreChia imports into the European Union almost triple while prices recover slightly

European quinoa market continues fast growth while prices have dropped

With the year 2015 coming to a close, import figures show that the quinoa market is still growing rapidly. In the year ending October 2015, imports increased by 40% compared to the year before (Figure 1). This is exactly the same growth rate as recorded a year earlier, from 2013 to 2014. In the year … Read moreEuropean quinoa market continues fast growth while prices have dropped

Chia market: hopeful closing of a turbulent year

At the end of 2015 we look back on a turbulent year in the chia market: in view of abundant stock in origin prices continued to fall; the harvests were much smaller throughout Latin-America; but the market continues to grow, as we will show below. In the year ending October 2015, chia exports to the … Read moreChia market: hopeful closing of a turbulent year

Growth of EU Quinoa Imports Accelerates to 57% in January-May 2015

Growth of EU quinoa imports from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador accelerated to 57% in January-May 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. In January- May 2014 imports grew at ‘only’ 32% compared to a year before. In 2014 as a whole the import volume from these three countries was 14,468 MT, which constituted an … Read moreGrowth of EU Quinoa Imports Accelerates to 57% in January-May 2015

Challapata Market Update, 19.4.2015 and historical prices

Last weekend the slight increase of the price for white quinoa continued, and closed at 800 Bolivianos per quintal (US$2.54 per kg) on 19 April 2015. The reason for this price increase is the poor development of the quinoa crop this year due to unfavorable weather conditions, in particular drought and frost. The harvest is … Read moreChallapata Market Update, 19.4.2015 and historical prices

Market share of Bolivian quinoa drops as EU quinoa imports grow 33% in January–August 2014

Total quinoa imports from Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador to the EU have increased from 6233 MT in 2013 to 8284 MT in 2014, over the same period of January–August. In 2012 they were 3700 MT in the same period. This means that the European quinoa market continues its strong development in the first part of … Read moreMarket share of Bolivian quinoa drops as EU quinoa imports grow 33% in January–August 2014

Analyzing the Correlation between Bolivian Quinoa Price and European Import Price

Trade statistics show a continuous increase in volume and price, both in trade (import/export) and retail. The statistics are well substantiated but at the same time, there are wild speculations about where the price increase is happening. Since very few sources publish current and complete information about price development in the producing countries, export and … Read moreAnalyzing the Correlation between Bolivian Quinoa Price and European Import Price

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