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WAPA releases Julyís apple and pear stock figures

03/08/2022 ¦ News

 

WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, has released the apple and pear stock figures from 1 July 2022. The figures show that in Europe apple stocks increased by 16.5% compared to 2021 to reach 535,521 T, while pear stocks increased by 27% to 27,535 T. In the USA, pear stocks reached 10,403 T (75.2% above 2021). WAPA also invites all media representatives to connect to the press conference of Prognosfruit 2022 on 4 August 2022.


WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, collects every month the stock figures for apples and pears from Europe and the United States. WAPA can reveal that European apple stocks stood at 535,521 T as of 1 July 2022, which is 16.5% above the figure of 2021. This trend can be explained by the increases concerning Jonagold (108.4% up from 2021), Gala (+29.4%), Red Jonaprince (+25.3%), and Golden Delicious (+13%), although several varieties reported a decrease compared to 2021, most notably Gloster, which halved its stocks compared to 2021 and Granny Smith (-33.8%). Pear stocks stood at 27,535 T on 1 July 2022, 27% above the volume of 2021 thanks to Rocha (+4,060 T compared to 2021) and Conference pears (+1,970 T). Pears stocks in the USA stood at 10,403 T (75.2% above 2021), with Anjou pears reaching 9,223 T and Red Anjou pears also increasing from 2021 (+957 T).

 

In addition, the Prognosfruit 2022 Conference will take place in Belgrade (Serbia)  on Thursday 4 August 2022.  Prognosfruit is the largest event for the apples and pears business in Europe and beyond and for the last 47 years has released the apples and pears crop forecast and trade perspective for the upcoming season.

A press release will be circulated in the morning with the key facts and figures for the 2022 apple and pear crop. To look behind the figures and  to further complete the information on the crop and business perspective,  we are inviting media representatives to join an online press conference on 4 August 2022, 14:00-14:30 CEST. Key facts for the season will be presented and representatives of WAPA, Prognosfruit, and Freshfel Europe will be available to respond to questions. The press conference will take place on Zoom at the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2175195428. The press conference will be held in English. If you want to attend the press conference and be admitted into the Zoom meeting room , please contact us at wapa@wapa-association.org to confirm your name and affiliation.


 

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CONTACT: Mr Philippe BINARD / Mr Gil KAUFMAN – WAPA –  www.wapa-association.org

 

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 Dominik Woźniak (Society for Promotion of Dwarf Fruit Orchards/Rajpol - Poland) and the current Vice-President is Jeff Correa (Pear Bureau Northwest - USA). WAPA membership includes the following countries and areas: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scandinavia, Slovenia, South Africa, Ukraine, the UK and the USA.