Increase in apple and pear stocks in France

In an Agreste publication it is noted that at the end of September, apple stocks were 38% higher than 2013. Over a year, pear stocks have increased by 62%.

The publication stated that, according to estimations on the 1st October, apple production should decrease by 3% in a year. The presence of stocks of Goldens from the last harvest still has a weight on the markets.
Prices are still clearly lower than the 5 year average. In September, stock for large export is regular, but with lower prices than the previous years.
By mid-September, early productions in the North of the EU are competition for French exports on the European market. The range of varieties increases with production beginning in all regions, yet national demand in France is weak due to a preference for summer fruits. Prices are 15% below the 2009-2013 average. 

Pear stocks increase by 62% over the year and 46% compared to the 2009-2013 average. This level of stock at the start of the campaign is due to the difficulty commercialising the summer pears.
The 2014-2015 campaign began mid-July with the Guyot in the South East, with a premature offer and weak national demand. In August, French exported volume saw a 63% decrease over the year. The decrease in such exported volumes concerns France’s main clients : Belgium, Germany, Holland and Russia. Agricultural prices at production is 23% lower than the 5 year average. In September, the offer was less pressing but Belgian production was competition to French sales. On top of that, the exceptionally mild weather does not favour consumption of the product.

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