Oct 31, 2018
Dried fruit production forecasted to grow 5 percent 

International Nut and Dried Fruit Council

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

Prunes                                                    240,049

Dried Cranberries (sweetened)         201,666

Dried Apricots                                      186,800

Dried Figs                                              145,900

Dried Fruits                                          3,188,015





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