EU apple production rising as demand falls
EU apple production is likely to increase in the future, particularly in Poland, while consumption of fresh apples per capita keeps on decreasing.
That is among the predictions in the European Commission’s EU Agricultural Outlook for 2016-2026.
The report says efforts are being made to limit the decreasing consumption of apples, such as promotion campaigns and the EU school fruit scheme.
“This implies that both net exports and use of apples for processing industries are expected to grow steadily in the coming decade following their current trends.
“Imports of fresh apples decreased in the last 10 years and are not expected to recover, while exports, affected by the Russian ban since 2014, are striving to find new outlets on the world market and should continue to do so,” it also says.