Nov 15, 20192019/2020 dried fruit production estimated
The International Nut & Dried Fruit Council (INC) recently released its latest Global Statistical Review with 2019/2020 production forecast updates on tree nuts, peanuts and dried fruits.
The world production of dried fruit in 2019/20 has been forecasted at roughly 3,283,000 metric tons (MT), a growth of 5% compared to 2018/19, according to to the review. The greatest increments are expected for table dates (up 9% to 1,226,000 MT), prunes (up 9% to 215,800 MT) and dried figs (up 17% to 158,500 MT).
Northern hemisphere tree nut harvests progressed at a normal pace in most growing regions, yielding crops in line with overall expectations, both in terms of volume and quality, according to INC’s review.
The INC is the international umbrella organization for the nut and dried fruit industry, according to a press release from the organization. Its members include more than 800 nut and dried fruit sector companies from over 80 countries. INC membership represents over 85% of the world’s commercial “farm gate” value of trade in nuts and dried fruit.