EU-28: Stone Fruit Annual

In MY 2019/20 (January/December), EU production of peaches and nectarines is estimated to increase 6.6 percent compared to the previous season to 4.1 million MT due to favorable weather conditions in most of the major producing countries. Conversely, in MY 2019/20 (April/March) EU cherry production is projected to decline 18 percent to 681,596 MT. Unfavorable weather conditions during flowering and ripening in EU producing countries support the anticipated decline. EU stone fruit exports continue to decline as a result of the 2014 Russian embargo imposed on food and agricultural products. During MY 2019/20, in response to EU domestic supplies, EU imports of cherries may increase while EU imports of peaches and nectarines are expected to decrease. The United States is the fifth largest non-EU supplier of cherries.

EU-28: Stone Fruit Annual