The USDA NASS
 New York Field Offic
e

"
Fact Finders for Agriculture"

E-mail: nass-ny@nass.usda.gov
(518) 457-5570

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:  Marisa Reuber
 Wednesday, July 9, 2008

www.nass.usda.gov/ny
 

2007 NEW YORK APPLE PRODUCTION UP 4 PERCENT

End of season surveys of apple growers and processors place New York's 2007 production at 1,310 million pounds, 4 percent above the 2006 crop of 1,260 million pounds and the highest production since 1926, according to Stephen Ropel Director of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York Field Office.  Fresh market production of 680 million pounds, down 1 percent from 2006, comprised 52 percent of the total.  Apples for processing amounted to 620 million pounds, up 11 percent from the 2006 crop year. 

Apples processed for canning and applesauce totaled 320 million pounds, up 7 percent from the previous year.  Production used for cider and juice totaled 220 million pounds, up 16 percent from last year.  Apples used for freezing totaled 50 million pounds, the same as last year.  Other uses of apples totaled 30 million pounds.

The value of utilized production, on a packinghouse door equivalent basis, totaled $286 million.  Price per pound averaged 22.0 cents.  The price for fresh apples averaged 34.1 cents per pound, a record high while processing apples averaged $174 per ton.

Nationally, utilized apple production for 2007 was placed at 9.07 billion pounds, down 7 percent from 2006.  The value of the nation's 2007 apple crop, at $2.58 billion dollars, increased 15 percent from the 2006 crop value.  Price per pound averaged 28.4 cents in 2007, up 24 percent from the previous year. The information in this release is available by free email subscription by subscribing to New York reports at www.nass.usda.gov/ny.

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7-09-08