WAPA, the World Apple and Pear Association, released the apple and pear stock figures from 1 June 2022. The figures show that in Europe apple stocks increased by 18% compared to 2021 to reach 929,990 T, while pear stocks increased by 15.8% to 72,868 T. In the USA, apple stocks as of 1 June 2022 stood at 611,705 T (+15.9% compared to 2021), while pear stocks reached 21,733 T (57.9% 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 929,990 T as of 1 June 2022, which is 18% above the figure of 2021. This trend can be explained by the increases concerning Jonagold (49.7 up from 2021%), Red Jonaprince (+49.4%), Gala (+39.4%), and Golden Delicious (+24.3%), although several varieties reported a decrease compared to 2021, most notably Gloster (-84.9%) and Idared (-17.4%). On the other hand, pear stocks stood at 72,868 T on 1 June 2022, 15.8% above the volume of 2021. The increase from 2021 is almost exclusively attributable to Portugal’s Rocha pears, which increased by 15,329 T.
In the USA, apple stocks in June stood at 611,705 T (+15.9% compared to 2021). Cosmic Crisp (+793.7% compared to 2021), Granny Smith (+87.8%), and Pink Lady (+25.6%) compensated for the decrease in several major varieties, such as Fuji (-24.1%) and Red Delicious (-4.7%). Pears stocks in the USA stood at 21,733 T, which is 57.9% above last year, with Anjou pears increasing by 51.1%.
WAPA will continue to release the stock levels for the rest of the season. The figures from the 1st of July 2022 will be made public on the WAPA website at the beginning of August.