Moldova adjusts harvest estimate for apples

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Published Nov 21, 2023

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The Moldova Fruct Association has revised its estimate of this year's apple harvest to approximately 505,000 tons, lower than the previous estimate of 548,000 tons due to the lack of rainfall. The processing industry has already purchased 250,000 tons of apples and is expected to process 270,000 tons, with 50,000 tons to be sold fresh on the local market. The war in Ukraine and Russia's embargo on Moldovan fruit have led to a shift in apple exports to new markets such as the Persian Gulf countries, EU countries, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
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According to the latest estimates of the Moldova Fruct Association, approximately 505,000 tons of apples will be harvested in 2023. The previous estimate was 548,000 tons. However, due to the lack of rainfall in August and September, it seems that the initially estimated harvest has not been achieved, according to Iurie Fala of Moldova Fruct. "By November 1, 2023, the processing industry had purchased approximately 250,000 tons of apples. It is expected that this sector will process 270,000 tons of apples from the 2023 harvest. At the same time, approximately 50,000 tons will be sold fresh on the local market." However, it looks like this year's harvest is higher compared to the previous season. “Apple exports in 2023 in the 2023/2024 marketing year are estimated by the industry at 185,000 tons, which is approximately 60,000 tons more than what was exported from the 2022 fruit harvest, a year in which Moldova was hit by severe drought,” Fala explains . As the war in Ukraine ...
Source: AGF
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