USDA: EU-28 Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual Report 2017

    Due to late frost throughout the EU and hot spells in Southern and Eastern EU, commercial apple production in MY 2017/18 is estimated to be 18 percent down compared to the previous season. This is the lowest apple production since 2007. Imports should increase by 42 percent as a result. The forecast for EU commercial pear production is 0.3 percent lower. Overall EU commercial table grapes production is expected to be down by 13 percent. This is mainly because of significantly lower production in Italy affected by heavy rainfalls.