Mar 10, 2022Apples in storage at 95.8 million bushels, 0.8% more than last March
The U.S. Apple Association has released its latest edition of the USAppleTracker.
According to the survey results, the total number of apples in storage on March 1, 2022, was 95.8 million bushels, 0.8 percent more than last March’s total of 95 million bushels and 2.2 percent below the 5-year average for that date.
Fresh apple holdings this March totaled 66.9 million bushels, 1.6% more than the inventories reported for last March. Processing holdings totaled 28.9 million bushels, 0.9% less than last year on March 1.
Christopher Gerlach, director, industry analytics for US Apple, noted that the USDA is experiencing some technical issues uploading the January 2022 import/export data and thus the trade data is only current as of December 2021.
Gerlach said a revised report will be reissued when those data are available.
“This report captures more than 95% of the national storage capacity,” Gerlach wrote.