European apple stocks in May were 17.4% lower than in 2022 according to WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, who released the apple and pear stock figures for 1 May 2023. The figures show that in Europe apple stocks decreased by 17.4% compared to 2022 to reach 1 270 523 T, while pear stocks decreased by 40.1% to reach 100 524 T. In the USA, apple stocks as of 1 May 2023 stood at 766 688 T (2.3% lower compared to 2022), with pear stocks increasing to 40 968 T (2.5% more 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 1 270 523 T as of 1 May 2023, which decreased by 17.4% compared to 2022. The decrease was mainly due to a reduction in the following varieties: a 29.4% drop in Golden Delicious, Idared is 27.7% less, Jonagold 40% lower, Gala 22.1% lower, Granny Smith is down by 0.6% and Fuji is 45.1% down. Cripps Pink increased by 63.7%, and Red Jonaprince is 7.7% higher.
Pear Stocks in the EU stood at 100 524 T and is down by 40.1%. Decreases in varieties of Conference was 28.3% while Alexandrina increased by 31.7%.
In the USA, apple stocks as of 1 May 2023 stood at 766 688 T (2.3% lower compared to 2022), while pear stocks increased to 40 968 T (2.5% more than 2022). The apples stocks of Fuji was 14.9% higher, Gala is 36.5% higher while Golden Delicious is also lower by 15.6%, Granny Smith is 38.6% lower.
The US pear varieties saw a decline in Bosc of 12.6% and Red Anjou is lower at 9.7%.
WAPA will continue to publish the monthly stock figures on its website and social media channels for the rest of the season.