Europe: There is an increase in the volumes of stone fruits

Published Jun 12, 2024

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The European Commission's Expert Group on stone fruits predicts a slight increase in production for the upcoming season, with a forecast of 3.4 million tons for peaches, nectarines, and apricots in 2024, marking a 4% rise from 2023 and a 7% increase from the average of 2018/2022. However, the group also emphasized challenges such as the gradual reduction of phytosanitary products, which are crucial for pest control, and the search for alternative solutions. The group also discussed the concerns around the proposed reduction in the use of plastics in production and marketing, which is already driving up costs due to the need for more expensive replacement materials.
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The stone fruit subgroup of the Expert Group of the Fruit and Vegetable Market Observatory of the European Commission, which includes sectoral representatives and experts from the different Member States, met this week to analyze the prospects for the campaign, anticipating a slight increase in production and reiterating the problem due to the lack of phytosanitary products. FEPEX, a member of the group, explained that at the meeting the campaign forecasts for peaches, nectarines and apricots were presented. Everything indicates that volumes will be slightly higher than last season in the main producing countries, in line with the forecasts made at the Europêch forum, held in May. In this forum, it was estimated that the 2024 campaign will amount to 3.4 million tons of peaches, nectarines and Paraguayans, which represents an increase of 4% compared to 2023 and 7% compared to the 2018/2022 average. Phytosanitary aspects At this week's meeting, the problem of the gradual reduction ...
Source: MXfruit
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