We report related processing definitive productions of apples in Italy for the season 2011/2012 with the first indications on trends and market sales provided by Assomela.
The following tables show the Italian regional production and varietal analysis.
The overall national production stabilizes for a combined total of 1.939.014 tons, a decrease of 15% compared to the production 2011.
For the season 2012/2013 the product intended for fresh consumption will 1.731.426 ton, with a decrease of 11,8% compared to the fresh produce available in 2011.
Varietal analysis also highlights a generalized loss of availability. The increase or decrease that more were affected by the weather were the Red Delicious (-23%), Granny Smith and Fuji (-18%), Cripps Pink (-26%) and Gala (-11%). The Golden Delicious decreases in a more contained, recording a -6% on 2011.
Despite the lower availability of fresh product, the quantity will be sufficient to ensure the availability and supply of product for the entire shopping season.
The stock at 1 December is 1.211.686 ton, lower than the 1.419.918 ton of last year, with a constant demand for product both in Italy and abroad, where interest remains high for the Italian product.
The pace of sales in the month of November was very supported, with a total services 519.740 ton, less than the previous season in absolute terms, but normal given the lower availability of current season.
Quotes from the beginning of the season are in line with the expectations of producers and the prospects are interesting for regular commercial season trends.
European production stands at 9.784.000 ton, a decrease of 8% compared to the production of 2011, When the production was registered 10.663.000 ton. The European offer is certainly a positive opportunity for the Italian producers who can also count on a good demand coming from abroad.