Exports of cherries and water melons up strongly in Jan-July

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Greece on Monday reported a big increase in exports of cherries in the January-July period, rising 44.7 pct to 37,668 tons from 26,040 tons in the corresponding period last year, Incofruit Hellas said in a report.

During the same period, exports of water melons rose 13.2 pct to 185,772 tons, while exports of peaches fell 6.4 pct to 60,611 tons. Incofruit said it expected a steady increase in exports of grapes, culminating in the first 10 day of August. It said that grape production is around last year’s levels.

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