New Zealand: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Semi-annual

The sustained trend of reducing orchard area over the last decade has come to an end over the last two years and after 2014’s 200 hectare increase now stands at 9,049ha. Despite mid-season hail events which threatened apple and pear production it is forecast that the MY2014 deciduous fruit harvest will still reach 554,875 metric tons (MT), eleven percent greater than MY2013. Total exports now forecast at 320,000MT, while 11,000 MT less than original forecasts, will still be two percent greater than MY2013.

New Zealand: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Semi-annual