Post forecasts that total stone fruit production in marketing year (MY) 2018 will be stagnant. Cherry production is expected to reach a record high due to expanded area, favorable weather and improved average yields. The growth in cherry stocks will foment more processing and fresh consumption. Peach production and stocks are lower due to weather-related yield losses in major production regions. Fresh peach consumption is forecast to be stable. Lower local stocks will be augmented by higher imports to meet Bulgaria’s growing demand for fresh produce.