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WAPA releases Southern Hemisphere crop forecast data 2016

08-02-16 ¦ News



The full press release can be retreived here.




The World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) held its Annual General Meeting on Friday morning 5 February at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin. Representatives of the key global apple and pear producing and exporting countries met to discuss the Southern Hemisphere production forecast as well as the final Northern Hemishpere and other matters currently on the Association’s agenda.


WAPA released in Berlin its annual consolidated crop forecasts for the forthcoming southern hemisphere apple and pear seasons (see tables below). Collected from industry groups in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa, the forecast showed that the 2016 apple and pear Southern Hemisphere crops are expected to reach 5.298.000 MT and 1.378.000 MT, respectively. For apples, this represents a decrease of 2% on the 2015 crop; while forecasted export figures increase by 6% to 1.630.382 MT. For pears, decrease of 8% on the 2015 crop is recorded while forecasted export figures are expected to have decreased with 1% at 684.582 MT. More details per country and per variety can be found attached.


As an additional note, the figures for Chile are the provisional figures. These figures are most likely to change slightly in the course of the next month(s).


All data are presented in metric tonnes.







CONTACT: M. Philippe BINARD / Ms. Daphne van Doorn - WAPA


WAPA was founded in August 2001 with the objectives of providing a forum for discussion on matters of interest to the apple and pear business and initiating recommendations to strengthen the sector. The current President of the Association is Daniel Sauvaitre of ANPP in France and Todd Fryhover is Vice-President from the Washington Apple Commission in the United States. WAPA membership includes the following countries and areas: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scandinavia, Slovenia, South Africa, the UK and the USA.


The full press release can be retreived here