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DG agri dashboard - Apples

Apple logistics in EU less affected than in other parts of the world

The ongoing 2021/22 crop for EU27 has been estimated at 11,777 tons [Jan ‘22 update]; this is 6,7% higher than the preceding 5 year average and 11 % above the small crop of the past marketing year (data from WAPA for 20 MSs, from Eurostat for the remaining 7 MSs).

After two years of below average crop volumes and relatively high prices, the ongoing marketing year is registering prices coming to normal levels or even below in some cases; in the case of Poland, the embargo of Belarus has implied higher stocks than expected; the crisis package is expected to having a positive impact both in PL and in other Member States.

Export logistics is being a huge challenge in many parts of the world but the EU is relatively less affected by that situation. The sector faces temporarily several challenges:

  • Rising input costs (especially energy, transportation fees and other farm inputs)
  • Bottlenecks and high costs on road a vessel transport (high maritime freight rates)
  • Labour shortage (especially for harvesting and regarding lorry drivers).

The first year of the pandemics registered firm demand and the second year a return to normal levels.

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