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Export figures also decrease
Southern Hemisphere apple and pear forecasts lower

The World Apple and Pear Association has updated its annual consolidated crop forecasts for the forthcoming southern hemisphere apple and pear seasons (see tables below).

Following the climatic adverse conditions in Argentina, production data in the country has been adjusted downwards. Published data shows that the 2012 apple and pear Southern Hemisphere crops are expected to reach 5.457.000 MT and 1.391.000 MT, respectively.

For apples, this represents a decrease of 3% on the 2011 crop; while forecasted export figures also decrease by 5% to 1.644.663 MT.

For pears, the decrease is of 10% on the 2011 crop, while forecasted export figures are expected to be 15% lower at 655.960 MT. Data has been collected from industry groups in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa.

Southern Hemisphere apple production

Southern Hemisphere pear production

For more information:
World Apple & Pear Association
Rue de Trčves 49-51, box 8
B - 1040 Brussels
Tel: +32.(0)2.777.15.80
Fax: +32.(0)2.777.15.81

Publication date: 3/16/2012


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