WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, has released apple and pear stock figures as of January 1, 2023. The figures show that in Europe apple stocks are down -6% from 2022 to reach 4,051,645 T, while pear stocks also decreased by -19% to reach 648,071 T. In the USA, apple stocks on 1 January 2023 amounted to 1,604,469 T (-4, 1% compared to 2022), while pear stocks show a drop to 168,353 T (-2.2% less than in 2022).
WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, collects monthly apple and pear stock figures from Europe and the United States. WAPA can reveal that European apple stocks stood at 4,051,645 T on 1 January 2023, down -6% compared to 2022. The decrease is mainly due to a decrease in the following varieties: a decrease of -20 .1% in Golden Delicious, Idared -19.2%, Jonagold -23.3%, Gala -15.5% and Fuji -7.5%. Cripps Pink rose 28.8%, Granny Smith rose 15.9% and Red Jonaprince rose 23.1%.
Pear stocks in the EU amount to 648,071 T and are down -19%. Decline in Conference varieties -3.1%, Rocha -56.7% and Alexandria down -20.4%. Abate Fetel increased significantly by 411%. Rocha stocks from Portugal are compared every two months, in this case to November 1 stocks.
In the USA, apple stocks on January 1, 2023 amounted to 1,604,469 T (-4.1% compared to 2022), while pear stocks fell to 168,353 T (-2.2% less than in 2022). Fuji apple stocks were down -3.6%, Granny Smith -25.6%, Honeycrisp -7.9%, Red Delicious -16.6% and Golden Delicious also down -16.7% . Gala rose 7.5%, Cosmic Crisp 66.7% and Empire 31.1%.
US pear varieties experienced a drop in Bosc -24.7%, Anjou Rouge -4.6%, Comice -37%. Anjou increased by 1.7% and Williams by 6.3%.
WAPA will continue to publish monthly stock figures on its website and social media channels for the remainder of the season.
For more information:
World Apple and Pear Association
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