Jun 7, 2019Fresh apple holdings down 7% from 2018
U.S. Apple Association’s eighth – and final -survey report on the 2018 apple crop. shows this year’s fresh apple holdings on June 1, 2019, totaled 27.6 million bushels, 7% less than the inventories reported for June 1 of last year.
Processing holdings totaled 10.8 million bushels, 20% less than last year on June 1. The total number of apples in storage on June 1, 2019, was 38.5 million bushels, 11% less than last June’s total of 43.3 million bushels but 3% more than the 5-year average for that date.
Mark W. Seetin, director of regulatory and industry affairs for USApple, said the next edition of Market News will be published in November and will be the first report on the 2019 crop.