WAPA (World Apple and Pear Association) has released the first apple and pear stock figures of 2022. The figures show that in Europe’s apple stocks increased by 5.1% compared to 2021 to reach 4.3 million tons, while pear stocks decreased by 18.2% to 662,000 tons, mostly because of the large decrease in Italy. In the US, apple stocks as of 1 January 2022 stood at 1.67 million tons (-2.7% compared to 2021), while pear stocks reached 190,192 tons (24.8% above 2021).
The increase in European apple stocks was mainly driven by Golden Delicious (up 19.5% from 2021), Jonagold (+15.8%), and Gala (+15.7%), which compensated for the decrease in several varieties, most notably Granny Smith (-12.5%) and Cripps Pink (-11%). Pear stocks were down
In the US, the fall in apple stocks in January was mainly due to a decrease among the largest varieties, such as Fuji (-19.6%), Honeycrisp (-15.5%), Red Delicious (12.5%), and Gala (-8.3%), and despite significant increases for Cosmic Crisp (+147%) and Pink Lady (+17.4%).
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