USDA Gain report

Australia: Stone Fruit Annual Figures

Australian cherry production is forecast to increase to 18,000 metric tons in 2018/19, up 12.5 percent from the previous year. Exports are expected to grow to 7,000 tons in 2018/19 compared to 5,000 tons a year earlier as mainland cherries have improved access into the Chinese market.

Production of peaches and nectarines is forecast at 94,000 tons in 2018/19, up 2 percent compared to the previous year. Exports of peaches and nectarines are expected to increase to 15,000 tons in 2017/18 due to improved market access into the Chinese market. Counter-seasonal stone fruit imports, mainly from the United States, are forecast to be steady at 3,400 tons in 2018/19, the same as the previous year.


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