ASB Notice

2013 Raisin-type Grape Production Forecast is Up 25.5 Percent From the 2012 Final Production

Issued September 20, 2013 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information contact Jorge Garcia-Pratts at (202) 720-2127 or

The National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts the 2013 California raisin-type variety grape production to be 2.40 million tons, up 25.5 percent from the 2012 final production. The August 12, 2013 forecast is based on the July Raisin Objective Measurement Survey.  Because California produces virtually all of the raisin-type grapes grown in the United States, this forecasted total represents the expected United States production in 2013. NASS conducted the 2013 Raisin Objective Measurement Survey with funding from the Raisin Administrative Committee.

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