WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, released the apple and pear stock figures from 1 January 2023. The figures show that in Europe apple stocks decreased by -6% compared to 2022 to reach 4 051 645 T, while pear stocks also decreased by -19% to reach 648 071 T. In the USA, apple stocks as of 1 January 2023 stood at 1,604,469 T (-4.1% compared to 2022), while pear stocks showing a decline to 168 353 T (-2.2% less than 2022).
WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, collects the monthly stock figures for apples and pears from Europe and the United States. WAPA can reveal that European apple stocks stood at 4 051 645 T as of 1 January 2023, which decreased by -6% compared to 2022. The decrease was mainly due to a reduction in the following varieties: a -20.1% drop in Golden Delicious, Idared -19.2%, Jonagold -23.3%, Gala -15.5% and Fuji -7.5%. Cripps Pink increased by 28.8%, Granny Smith is up by 15.9% and Red Jonaprince is 23.1% higher.
Pear Stocks in the EU stood at 648 071 T and is down by -19%. Decreases in varieties of Conference -3.1%, Rocha -56.7% and Alexandria down by -20.4%. Abate Fetel increased substantially by 411%. Portugal's Rocha stocks are compared per two months, in this case to stocks of 1 November.
In the USA, apple stocks as of 1 January 2023 stood at 1,604,469 T (-4.1% compared to 2022), while pear stocks showing a decline to 168 353 T (-2.2% less than 2022). The apples stocks of Fuji was down with -3.6%, Granny Smith -25.6%, Honeycrisp -7.9%, Red Delicious -16.6% and Golden Delicious also lower by -16.7%. Gala increased by 7.5%, Cosmic Crisp is up by 66.7% and Empire is 31.1% higher.
The US pear varieties saw a decline in Bosc -24.7%, Red Anjou -4.6%, Comice -37%. Anjou increased by 1.7% and Williams by 6.3%.
WAPA will continue to publish the monthly stock figures on its website and social media channels for the rest of the season.
For more information:
World Apple and Pear Association
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