Oct 31, 2018Dried fruit production forecasted to grow 5 percent
The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council has updated its 2018/19 crop and production forecasts, including those for dates, dried apricots, dried figs, dried cranberries, prunes and dried grapes (raisins, Sultanas and currants).
The estimated world production of dried fruit in 2017/18 reached more than 3 million metric tons and it is forecasted to rise by 5 percent in 2018/19, amounting to over 3.1 million MT. In relative terms, table dates, dried grapes and sweetened dried cranberries are expected to register the greatest growth (8 percent, 7 percent and 6 percent respectively).
World Nut and Dried Fruit 2018/19 Forecast
Production (Metric Tons)
Raisins, Sultanas & Currants 1,303,600
Table Dates 1,110,000
Dried Cranberries (sweetened) 201,666
Dried Apricots 186,800
Dried Figs 145,900
Dried Fruits 3,188,015