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FRUIT

Released: July 2002
Seasonal
No. 975-3-02
  

New York's PEACH CROP is forecast at 10.0 million pounds, down 20 percent from the 12.5 million pounds produced last year. U.S. peach production, excluding California Clingstones that are mostly canned, is expected to total 1.50 billion pounds, 1 percent more than last year but 2 percent less than 2000.

New York's 2002 TART CHERRY production, forecast late-June, is expected to total 12.0 million pounds, down 18 percent from the previous year.

SWEET CHERRY production is forecast at 500 tons, down 55 percent from a year ago.

FRUIT PRODUCTION:  New York and United States
2000, 2001 and 2002 1/

Fruit New York United States 2/
2000 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002
  Million pounds Million pounds
Tart Cherries 16.6 14.7 12.0
  288.5
369.3 59.1
Peaches 12.0 12.5 10.0
1,535.9
1,489.4 1,497.7
    Tons     Tons  
Sweet Cherries 900 1,100 500 206,500 230,100 203,985
1/  Includes unutilized production.
2/  U.S. unutilized production for peaches excluding California Clingstone (million pounds) 2000-44.1, 2001-48.4.
     Tart cherries (million pounds) 2000-7.1, 2001-61.2 Sweet cherries (tons) 2000-2,480, 2001-10,660.
  

APPLES PROCESSED IN NEW YORK UP 6 PERCENT

New York State processing plants utilized 472 million pounds of apples from the 2001 crop, up 6 percent from the 444 million pounds processed from the 2000 crop. Apples shipped into New York for processing totaled 32.8 million pounds, down 12 percent from the 37.3 million pounds received in 2000.

Apples utilized for cider and juice in New York plants totaled 159 million pounds, down 14 percent from the 184 million pounds utilized from the 2000 crop.

Processing for canning and applesauce utilized 267 million pounds, up 24 percent from the 216 million pounds canned from the 2000 crop. Apples used for freezing, at 31.1 million pounds, were up 1 percent from the 30.7 million pounds frozen from the 2000 crop. Apples processed for other products totaled 13.7 million pounds, up 5 percent from the 13.0 million pounds utilized last year.

APPLES:  Receipts and Utilization at New York Processing Plants
and Cider Mills, 1992-2001

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/
  Million pounds
1992 634.3 54.0 297.1 246.4 62.4 28.4
1993 489.1 56.7 214.2 184.6 69.2 21.2
1994 530.8 40.3 238.2 198.1 70.1 24.4
1995 624.7 68.1 258.8 281.1 64.2 20.6
1996 464.3 49.5 235.9 184.2 34.3 9.9
1997 505.6 54.0 257.0 152.9 84.4 11.3
1998 471.8 34.0 241.8 144.8 78.1 7.1
1999 574.7 50.0 261.9 244.4 50.2 18.2
2000 444.0 37.3 216.2 184.1 30.7 13.0
2001 471.6 32.8 267.4 158.9 31.1 13.7
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.
  

2001 FINAL APPLE PRODUCTION UP 1 PERCENT

The 2001 New York apple crop totaled 1.00 billion pounds, 1 percent higher than the 2000 production of 995 million pounds. From the 2001 crop, 520 million pounds went to processing plants, at an average of $133.00 per ton, while 420 million pounds were sold for fresh market at an average packinghouse door equivalent of $368 per ton or 18.4 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, 1999-2001

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      
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
2001 1,000.0 940.0 11.9 111,860 420.0 18.4 520.0 133.00
        United States      
1999 10,630.7 10,446.5 15.0 1,563,582 5,994.8 21.3 4,451.7 128.00
2000 10,663.7 10,402.2 12.7 1,325,641 6,256.8 17.8 4,145.4 102.00
2001 9,629.1 9,414.8 15.7 1,477,164 5,542.2 22.9 3,872.6 106.00
 
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        
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
2001 155.0 86.00 320.0 152.00 30.0 150.00 3/ 3/ 15.0 164.00
          United States        
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 77.90 1,186.7 147.00 193.9 150.00 248.2 71.20 98.8 165.00
2001 1,979.5 82.60 1,308.6 137.00 261.5 142.00 242.0 76.70 81.0 154.00
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.