Frutas y HortalizasSep. 10, 2020
Bulgaria/cerezas: producción superará las 60 mil toneladas en año comercial 2020/21
According to MinAg’s early harvest data, sweet and tart cherries were fully harvested as of mid-August.
The data reflect that the areas harvested for sweet and tart cherries were 17 percent and three percent higher, respectively. Average yields were up 5.1 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively, and total production increased by 22.6 percent and 13.8 percent, respectively. Higher stocks reduced farm-gate
prices from five to 22 percent from last year. Farmers reported that some cherry orchards remain unharvested, as low market prices and increased labor costs made harvesting their cherries unprofitable.
FAS Sofia forecasts that cherry imports may decrease marginally due to higher local production and anticipated lower consumer demand in 2020. Cherry processing is expected to increase.
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Fuente: USDA/August 31, 2020