According to information provided by the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA), the situation of these fruits to July 2012 of the 2011-2012 season is as follows:
In the European Union, apple stocks have reached 260,707 tonnes, which is 21.7% more than last year. The countries with the highest volumes are Italy with 111,938 tonnes (+20.3%), France with 49,986 tonnes (+13.4%), Austria with 24,449 tonnes (+26.4%) and Germany with 22,002 tonnes (84.9%).
Regarding varieties, Golden Delicious are in the lead (184,183 tonnes), followed by Jonagold (22,867 tonnes) and Idared (14,284 tonnes).
Lastly, WAPA highlights Spain's growth in the storage of apples, with a 147.6% increase compared to last year, while Belgium and the UK stand out for a sharp reduction of their stocks, with -64.5% and -50% respectively.
It is worth mentioning that the US does not store data to the date of WAPA's report.
In the US, pear stocks amount to 8,131 tonnes, which is 25.8% less than last year (10,960 tonnes). Regarding varieties, the ones with higher production volumes are Anjou with 7,762 tonnes, Red Anjou with 368 tonnes and Bosc with one tonne.
The European Union counts with 8,230 tonnes of pears, which is 11.1% less than during the previous period. The countries with higher volumes are Spain (8,036 tonnes), Belgium (132 tonnes) and Germany (60 tonnes). Regarding varieties, Conference pears are in the lead with 8,023 tonnes.
It is worth mentioning that, regarding volume growth, WAPA highlights the case of Spain, with a 191.5% increase, while Belgium and the UK stand out for a noticeable reduction of -97.9% and 100% respectively.
From: Fresh Plaza