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FRUIT


Released: July 2003
Seasonal
No. 975-3-03

New York's 2003 PEACH CROP is forecast at 12.5 million pounds, up 25 percent from the 10.0 million pounds produced last year. U.S. peach production, excluding California Clingstones that are mostly canned, is expected to total 1.47 billion pounds, 1 percent more than last year but dropped less than 1 percent from 2001.

New York's 2003 TART CHERRY production, forecast late-June, is expected to total 7.0 million pounds, down 45 percent from the previous year. SWEET CHERRY production is forecast at 600 tons, up 71 percent from a year ago.

 

FRUIT PRODUCTION: New York and United States
2001, 2002 and 2003 1/



Fruit New York United States 2/
2001 2002 2003 2001 2002 2003
  Million pounds Million pounds
 
Tart Cherries 14.7 12.7 7.0 370.1 62.5 218.0
Peaches 12.5 10.0 12.5 2,433.3 2,575.4 2,623.1
 
Tons Tons
Sweet Cherries 1,100 350 600 230,380 180,225 211,340
 

1/ Includes unutilized production.
2
/ U.S. unutilized production for peaches excluding California Clingstone (million pounds) 2001-48.4, 2002-52.9
Tart cherries (million pounds) 2001-6.22, 2002-0.3 Sweet cherries (tons) 2001-10,760, 2002-4,060.




 
APPLES PROCESSED IN NEW YORK DOWN 33 PERCENT

New York State processing plants utilized 314 million pounds of apples from the 2002 crop, down 33 percent from the 472 million pounds processed from the 2001 crop. Apples shipped into New York for processing totaled 38.2 million pounds, up 16 percent from the 32.8 million pounds received in 2001.

Apples utilized for cider and juice in New York plants totaled 78.2 million pounds, down 51 percent from the 159 million pounds utilized from the 2001 crop.

Processing for canning and applesauce utilized 209 million pounds, down 22 percent from the 267 million pounds canned from the 2001 crop. Apples used for freezing, at 20.2 million pounds, were down 35 percent from the 31.1 million pounds frozen from the 2001 crop. Apples processed for other products totaled 7.2 million pounds, down 47 percent from the 13.7 million pounds utilized last year.

APPLES: Receipts and Utilization at New York Processing Plants and Cider Mills, 1993-2002



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
 
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   471.1 32.8 267.4 158.9 31.1   13.7  
2002   314.4 38.2 208.7 78.2 20.2   7.2  

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.



 
2002 FINAL APPLE PRODUCTION DOWN 32 PERCENT

The 2002 New York apple crop totaled 680 million pounds, 32 percent lower than the 2001 production of 1.0 billion pounds. From the 2002 crop, 320 million pounds went to processing plants, at an average of $153.00 per ton, while 310 million pounds were sold for fresh market at an average packinghouse door equivalent of $500 per ton or 25.0 cents per pound. A total of 50 million pounds was not utilized.
 

APPLES: Production, Utilization, Price, and Value, 2000-2002



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
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  
2002   680.0   630.0   16.2 101,980 310.0 25.0 320.0 153.00  
United States
2000   10,583.7   10,322.2   12.8 1,320,781 6,266.8 17.8 4,055.4 101.00  
2001   9,428.7   9,214.4   15.8 1,453,073 5,469.8 22.9 3,744.6 108.00  
2002   8,555.6   8,405.0   18.7 1,571,189 5,366.2 25.7 3,038.8 126.00  
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  
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
2002 65.0 100.00 228.0 166.00 20.0 182.00 3/ 3/ 7.0 120.00
 
United States  
2000 2,334.8 75.10 1,183.7 147.00 195.9 150.00 248.2 71.20 92.8 159.00
2001 1,945.7 83.40 1,258.4 139.00 248.5 139.00 221.0 84.70 71.0 153.00
2002 1,538.4 98.20 1,063.8 161.00 156.8 169.00 228.9 112.00 49.9 161.00
 

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.