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Australian table grape hopes to break record this season

Fresh Grape
Fruits
Australia
Market & Price Trends
Published Dec 4, 2023

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Recent weather conditions in Australia have been excellent for table grape production, leading to a record production forecast of 220,000 metric tons for the 2023-24 season. The good weather is expected to result in high-quality grapes, increasing supply for export markets. China is the main market for Australian table grapes, and their preference for seedless varieties has played a role in driving the expansion of acreage and export-oriented grape varieties in Australia.
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Weather conditions for Australian table grapes are so far "excellent" and are expected to remain throughout the season. This has helped raise production forecasts to a record 220,000 metric tons for the 2023-24 season, according to a recent USDA report. The good weather is also expected to produce high quality grapes, increasing supply for export markets. This season's production volume would represent the third highest export result on record, at 140,000 metric tons. Furthermore, the increase in production is expected to boost consumption by 5%. The report indicates that a key positive for the Australian table grape sector is that growers have expanded acreage and focused on new homegrown and export-oriented table grape varieties. The varieties chosen are driven by strong demand from Asian markets such as China. Chinese consumers increasingly prefer seedless varieties, such as Red Globe, and are also interested in trying new crops and flavors. China is the main market for ...
Source: MXfruit
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