Apr 8, 2020US apple holdings reported 15% above totals from a year ago
The U.S. Apple Association has released the April 2020 edition of Market News. This is the sixth report on the 2019 apple crop.
According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on April 1, 2020, totaled 58.7 million bushels, 15% greater than the inventories reported for April 1 of last year.
Processing holdings totaled 23.0 million bushels, 12% greater than last year on April 1.
The total number of apples in storage on April 1, 2020, was 81.7 million bushels, 15% greater than last April’s total of 71.3 million bushels and 8% above the 5-year average for that date, according to Mark W. Seetin, USApple’s director of regulatory and industry affairs.
“With everyone in the industry struggling to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, we wish to give a shout out “THANK YOU” to our storage reporters for dealing with the extraordinary challenges posed by the pandemic, yet continuing to provide their monthly reports on time,” Seetin said. “Your dedication is much appreciated!”
“We want to express our thanks to all the storage reporters for their diligence in providing the monthly data in a timely manner, and for the use of the SurveyMonkey web reporting system.”
US Apple’s Mark Seetin reports on the latest apple holdings statistics. Photo: USApple