production forecasts

Positive year expected to New Zealand kiwi

Positive year expected to New Zealand kiwi

Published on Feb 19th, 2020

With New Zealand’s kiwi harvest due to start soon, and run from early February to early April, a good crop is expected, according to the NZ Kiwiberry Grower Association. Thanks to favourable growing conditions, a good sized and good quality crop is anticipated. Export volume for this season is estimated at 240,000 kg, similar to the last campaign. The fruit is exported worldwide and enjoys great appreciation on the global stage. The main varieties grown in New Zealand are Tahi, Marju Red and Takaka.

Spanish agriculture counts cost of Storm Gloria

Spanish agriculture counts cost of Storm Gloria

Published on Jan 27th, 2020

Spanish producers are counting the cost of a deadly weather front that struck last week. Storm Gloria is reported to have wreaked the worst damage on citrus and vegetable production.

Outlook stable for EU F&V production

Outlook stable for EU F&V production

Published on Jan 08th, 2020

The European Commission has published a report outlining its forecast for the region’s fruit and vegetable sector. While apple production area is expected to decrease, volumes are estimated to rise slightly in 2030 to 12 million tons (from 11.3 million tons in 2019) thanks to increasing yields. As for peaches and nectarines, increasing competition is predicted from other summer fruits, leading to a further fall in consumption. EU production is expected to remain stable at 4 million tons in 2030 (compared to 4.1 million tons in 2019).

Bigger fruit, vegetable crops this year in Turkey

Bigger fruit, vegetable crops this year in Turkey

Published on Jun 17th, 2016

Turkey’s 2016 fruit crop is expected to be up 6.4% on last year, to 18.9 million tons, and its vegetable crop up 1.7% to 30.1 million tons, according to figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute.

Among the fruits set for increased volumes relative to 2015 are:

Russian ban and big crops saw 20% drop in returns to Europe's pear and apple growers

Russian ban and big crops saw 20% drop in returns to Europe's pear and apple growers

Published on Sep 02nd, 2015

More than 300 representatives of the international apple and pear sector met at the 39th Prognosfruit Conference on 6th August 2015 in Merano, Italy, where WAPA (World Apple and Pear Association) released the 2015 European apple and pear crop estimates.

The 2015 apple production in the EU will decrease 5% compared with last year’s crop.

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