Adopted by the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) Harvest forecast For apples and pears from the southern hemisphere in the coming season. According to forecasts, with data from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa, apple harvest is estimated to increase by 6% in 2021 over the previous year, while pear harvest is expected to be confirmed.
This estimate has been prepared with the support of ASOEX (Chile), CAFI (Argentina), ABPM (Brazil), Hardcrow (South Africa), APAL (Australia) and New Zealand Apple and Pierce, and includes six key emerging data countries in the Southern Hemisphere. It would be useful to gather the views of farmers in these countries, said Philip Pinard, Secretary-General of Wapa: “
For apples, total harvest for the Southern Hemisphere is expected to increase by 6% (5,090,000 tons) in 2021 compared to last year (4,818,000 tons), an increase of 23% in Australia, Brazil and South Africa, respectively, 20% and 6%; 5% decline in New Zealand and stable figures in Argentina and Chile. Between 2018 and 2020 the harvest increased by a total of 2% compared to the average.
Chile will be the largest apple producer in the Southern Hemisphere with 1,512 million tonnes by 2021, followed by Brazil (1,130 million tonnes), South Africa (1,013 million tonnes), Argentina (617 million tonnes), New Zealand (547 million tonnes), and Australia (271 million tonnes). Tons).
Gala is the main type (39%) followed by Fuji (14%) and Red flavor (13%).
Exports are estimated at 1,691,562 tonnes, down from the standard figures for silicon (650,773 tonnes), 4% (476,000 tonnes) for South Africa and 7% (372,000 tonnes) for New Zealand.
As for pears, Southern Hemisphere farmers estimate that the harvest will remain at 1,346,000 tonnes, an increase of 2% over the overall average for 2018-2020. In addition, an increase of 3%, 2% and 1% in South Africa, Australia and Argentina is expected to offset the decline of 3% and 10% in Chile and New Zealand, respectively.
As in previous years, Beckham’s Triumph and Williams BC / Bartlett topped the list with 36% and 28%, respectively.
Pear exports are expected to grow 6% year-on-year to 708,690 tonnes, an increase of 12% (373,996 tonnes) for Argentina, a 2% increase (214,361 tonnes) for South Africa and a 3% decline (108,315 tonnes) for Chile.