Expected increase in apple, pear production for Southern Hemisphere

Representatives of key apple and pear producing and exporting countries from around the world met on 7 February 2014 at the recent FruitLogistica fair in Berlin for the annual general meeting of the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA). During its annual meeting WAPA released its annual consolidated crop forecasts for the forthcoming southern hemisphere apple and pear seasons (see tables below). Collected from industry groups in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa, the forecast showed that the 2014 apple and pear Southern Hemisphere crops are expected to reach 5,570,000 MT and 1,476,000 MT, respectively.

For apples, this represents an increase of 4% on the 2013 crop; while forecast export figures also increase by 6% to 1.811.303 MT. For pears, a decrease of 5% on the 2013 crop is recorded while forecast export figures are expected to be 3% lower at 724.864 MT.

For more information:
M. Philippe Binard / Mrs. Raquel Izquierdo De Santiago
World Apple and Pear Association
Tel: +32 2 777 15 80
Fax: +32 2 777 15 81
Email: wapa@wapa-association.org

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