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FRUIT


Released: July 2001
Seasonal
No. 975-3-01
 

New York's PEACH CROP is forecast at 13.0 million pounds, up 8 percent from the 12.0 million pounds produced last year. U.S. peach production, excluding California Clingstones that are mostly canned, is expected to total 1.48 billion pounds, 3 percent less than last year but 1 percent more than 1999.

New York's 2001 TART CHERRY production, forecast late-June, is expected to total 13.0 million pounds, down 22 percent from the previous year.

SWEET CHERRY production is forecast at 1000 tons, up 11 percent from a year ago.
 

TOTAL FRUIT PRODUCTION:  New York and United States
1999, 2000 and 2001 1/

Fruit New York United States 2/
1999 2000 2001 1999 2000 2001
Million pounds Million pounds
Tart Cherries   17.0 16.6   13.0      256.1     288.5     356.6
Peaches   14.0 12.0   13.0   1,466.6  1,535.8  1,484.3
Tons Tons
Sweet Cherries 1,050   900 1,000 216,120 206,500 235,950
1/  Includes unutilized production.
2/  U.S. unutilized production for peaches excluding California Clingstone (million pounds) 1999-62.0, 2000-44.1.
     Tart cherries (million pounds) 1999-2.0, 2000-7.1. Sweet cherries (tons) 1999-2,860, 2000-2,480.

APPLES PROCESSED IN NEW YORK DOWN 26 PERCENT

New York State processing plants utilized 427 million pounds of apples from the 2000 crop, down 26 percent from the 575 million pounds processed from the 1999 crop. Apples shipped into New York for processing totaled 37.3 million pounds, down 25 percent from the 50.0 million pounds received in 1999.

Apples utilized for cider and juice in New York plants totaled 184 million pounds, down 25 percent from the 244 million pounds utilized from the 1999 crop.

Processing for canning and applesauce utilized 216 million pounds, down 17 percent from the 262 million pounds canned from the 1999 crop. Apples used for freezing, at 30.7 million pounds, were down 39 percent from the 50.2 million pounds frozen from the 1999 crop. Apples processed for other products totaled 13.0 million pounds, down 29 percent from the 18.2 million pounds utilized last year.

APPLES:  Receipts and Utilization at New York Processing Plants
and Cider Mills, 1991-2000

Crop
Year
Total
received
1/
Receipts
from other
states 2/
Used for
canning and
applesauce
Used for
juice and
cider
Used
for
freezing
Other
products
3/
Cider
and juice
made 4/
Million pounds Thou. gal.
1991 645.7 86.0 274.2 294.5 53.4  23.6 26,298
1992 634.3 54.0 297.1 246.4 62.4  28.4 24,640
1993 489.1 56.7 214.2 184.6 69.2  21.2 15,510
1994 530.8 40.3 238.2 198.1 70.1  24.4 17,534
1995 624.7 68.1 258.8 281.1 64.2  20.6 23,170
1996 464.3 49.5 235.9 184.2 34.3    9.9 17,595
1997 505.6 54.0 257.0 152.9 84.4  11.3 20,150
1998 471.8 34.0 241.8 144.8 78.1    7.1 17,379
1999 574.7 50.0 261.9 244.4 50.2 18.2       5/
2000 427.1 37.3 216.2 184.1 30.7 13.0 14,779
1/  Excludes New York grown apples processed in other states.
2/  Included in preceding column.
3/  Jelly, apple butter, mincemeat, fresh sliced apples for pies, dried apples, and vinegar.
4/  Unconcentrated.
5/  Not published to avoid disclosure of individual operations.

2000 FINAL APPLE PRODUCTION DOWN 21 PERCENT

The 2000 New York apple crop totaled 995 million pounds, 21 percent lower than the 1999 production of 1.26 billion pounds. From the 2000 crop, 475 million pounds went to processing plants, at an average of $130.00 per ton, while 460 million pounds were sold for fresh market at an average packinghouse door equivalent of $340 per ton or 17.0 cents per pound. A total of 60 million pounds was not utilized due mostly to low quality and weather damage.

APPLES:   Production, Utilization, Price, and Value, 1998-2000

Season Production Utilization
Total Utilized
production
Price per
pound
1/
Value of
utilized
production
Fresh Market Processed
Quantity Price per
pound 1/
Total Price
per ton
Million pounds Cents 1,000 dol. Mil. lbs. Cents Mil. lbs. Dollars
New York
1998 1,070.0 960.0 11.4 109,560 420.0 15.8 540.0 160.00
1999 1,260.0 1,230.0 11.4 140,230 590.0 16.5 640.0 134.00
2000 995.0 935.0 11.7 109,075 460.0 17.0 475.0 130.00
United States
1998 11,646.4 10,762.5 12.2 1,316,172 6,412.5 17.3 4,350.0 94.60 
1999 10,630.7
10,446.5
15.0 1,563,582 5,994.8 21.3 4,451.7 128.00
2000 10,648.7 10,383.2  12.9 1,335,530 6,257.8 17.9 4,125.4 103.00
Season Utilization
Processed
Juice &
Cider
Price
per ton
Canned Price
per ton
Frozen Price
per ton
Dried Price
per ton
Other
2/
Price
per ton
Mil. lbs. Dollars Mil. lbs. Dollars Mil. lbs. Dollars Mil. lbs. Dollars Mil. lbs. Dollars
New York
1998 170.0 92.00 292.0 192.00 68.0 200.00         3/         3/    10.0 129.00
1999 266.0 90.00 310.0 164.00 45.0 168.00         3/         3/    19.0 164.00
2000 189.0 88.00 246.0 158.00 26.0 168.00         3/         3/    14.0 128.00
United States
1998 2,485.2 57.70 1,173.8 164.00 266.0 146.00 329.9 75.50 95.1 145.00
1999 2,472.8 109.00 1,318.6 155.00 271.3 158.00 263.2 124.00 125.8 163.00
2000 2,417.8 80.20 1,150.6 147.00 193.9 150.00 248.2 63.80 114.9 146.00
1/  Packinghouse door equivalent.
2/  Includes vinegar, jelly, apple butter, mincemeat, fresh slices, etc.
     (For New York only, includes dried apples).
3/  Included in other to avoid disclosure of individual operations.

Apple Processing Plants in Operation and Establishments Making
Specified Products, New York

Crop Year Plants in
operation
Plants making
Cider and juice Canned apple
product 1/
Frozen apple
products
1996   66  60 6 3
1997 110 101 6 4
1998 101  95 6 4
1999   96  87 5 4
2000   86  79 5 3
1/  Includes canned apple slices, applesauce, baby food, etc.