Post forecasts that apple production will decrease slightly in CY 2015 as a result of unfavorable weather conditions. Apple imports increased 24 percent reaching 111,920 MT in CY 2014, but it is not expected to increase in the same amount in CY 2015. Total pear imports were up 10 percent in CY 2014 to 208,346 MT versus 189,696 MT from the previous year. Grape production will increase slightly in CY 2015.
Brazil: Annual Fresh Deciduous Fruit Report – Apple production lower