WAPA releases May’s apple and pear stock figures

European apple stocks increased by 17.7% compared to 2021

WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, released the apple and pear stock figures from 1 May 2022. The figures show that in Europe apple stocks increased by 17.7% compared to 2021 to reach 1,542,655 T, while pear stocks increased by 2.4% to 155,401 T. In the USA, apple stocks as of 1 May 2022 stood at 785,260 T (+8.5% compared to 2021), while pear stocks reached 45,758 T (50.5% above
2021). WAPA will continue to publish the monthly stock figures on its website and social media channels for the rest of the season.

WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, collects every month the stock figures for apples and pears from Europe and the United States. WAPA can reveal that European apple stocks stood at 1,542,655 T as of 1 May 2022, which is 17.7% above the figure of 2021. This trend can be explained by the increases concerning Red Jonaprince (65.6% up from 2021), Gala (+56.1%), Jonagold (+40.8%), and Golden Delicious (+27.7%), although several varieties reported a decrease compared to 2021, most notably Gloster (-71.3%) and Granny Smith (-19.8%). On the other hand, pear stocks stood at 155,401 T on 1 May 2022, 2.4% above the volume of 2021. While the Italian varieties were down to zero, Portugal’s Rocha pears increased substantially (+30,678 T above 2021’s levels).

In the USA, apple stocks in May stood at 785,260 T (+8.5% compared to 2021). Cosmic Crisp (+473.8% compared to 2021), Granny Smith (+60.8%), and Pink Lady (+22.8%) compensated for the decrease in several major varieties, such as Fuji (-27.3%) and Red Delicious (-9.3%). Pears stocks in the USA stood at 45,758 T, which is 50.5% above last year, with Anjou pears increasing by 51.3%. 

WAPA will continue to release the stock levels for the rest of the season. The figures from the 1st of June 2022 will be made public on the WAPA website at the beginning of July.


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