Deciduous Fruit Annual Report
Deciduous fruit production is foreseen to recover in 2016, despite episodes of high temperature variations. Demand for fresh products will remain solid, encouraged by local regulations imposed on retailers. Imports are expected to fill in the gap between local production and consumer demand.
In 2015 total Romanian fruit production declined as a result of adverse weather conditions by 8 percent, from 1.301 million MT in 2014 to 1.196 million MT in 2015. Orchard production area slightly declined to 138,500 hectares. Apples rank second after prunes by share of production in total fruit volume. The predominant species in 2015 were apples (40 percent), plums (40 percent), pears (4 percent), cherries and sour cherries (6 percent), followed by peaches, nectarines, and strawberries.