Washington fresh apple exports this year are estimated to fall 18.7% from a year ago, according to the August 2023 Washington Apple Commission. So far this year, 23.5% of Washington’s apples have been exported. As of Aug. 13, 2023, 21,942,000 cartons of Washington apples have gone to export markets. On the same date last year, 26,997,000 cartons of the shipped 2021-22 crop had been exported. However, this comparison should be treated carefully as this season commenced later than last year’s.
Of the exports shipped so far, 4,025,000 cartons were shipped to Canada and 9,851,000 cartons went to Mexico, accounting for a combined 63.2% of all exports, with offshore markets receiving 8,066,000 cartons of Washington apples.