Post estimates that the production of apples will decrease slightly in MY2012 as a result of unfavorable weather conditions and a reduction in planted area. Pear and grape production will increase slightly in MY2012. Imports are expected to remain at same 2011 levels, given lower domestic availability and a favorable exchange rate for importers.
China’s raisin production in MY2012/13 (October–September) is estimated at 150,000 metric tons (MT), a 50 percent recovery from 100,000MT in MY2011/12 when unfavorable weather conditions damaged crop prospects. China’s production recovery in MY2012/13 is forecast to lower its import demand to 18,000 MT, a decrease of 18 percent from the previous year. Uzbekistan imports challenge the U.S. dominance in China’s imported raisin market.
El valor de las importaciones de frutas frescas en los últimos 5 años ha tenido un aumento del 35%, pasando de US$ 295 millones el año 2004 a US$ 398 millones el 2008.
Composting of wine industry wastes and their use as a substrate for growing soilless ornamental plants
Tailandia tiene una población de 64 millones de habitantes, y el Ministerio de Salud Pública ha estimado que 18,6 millones consumen alcohol regularmente ( más del 30% de la población).
Turkish raisin production is predicted to increase slightly in MY 2012 compared to the previous year and reach 270,000 MT. The weather conditions were rather good in most raisin producing areas this year.
MY 2011 production was recorded to be lower than earlier predictions, and at 250,000 MT was the same as the MY 2010 level.
Post forecasts Afghanistan’s MY 2012/13 raisin production at 33,500 MT, a five percent increase from the previous year, based on better weather conditions, new production techniques such as trellising, and new vines entering into production. Domestic raisin consumption will be unchanged during MY 2012/13 due to static demand.