Poland concerned about the increase in apple production

There are worries in Poland that the country is becoming too dependent on apple production. Poland ranks third in terms of production area in Europe (167,000 hectares), and is the […]
Mon 04/03/2019

There are worries in Poland that the country is becoming too dependent on apple production. Poland ranks third in terms of production area in Europe (167,000 hectares), and is the fastest growing of the EU’s main producers, with an 11% in the past five years, compared with average growth for the EU of 0.4%. Besides apples, the Polish are not ranked highly in any other fruit statistics, while its EU neighbours have all diversified their production. Jakub Olipra, an economist at Credit Agricole, believes that this could lead to a significant oversupply of the fruit in Poland. Moreover, if the price of apples on the international markets falls, then the whole sector will suffer from such overdependency on just one product.