Especial SociosAbr. 6, 2018
EE.UU: Oferta total de frutillas congeladas descendió 3% en 2017
The Processing Strawberry Advisory Board of California reported the 2017 pack estimate for frozen strawberries in the United States declined 14 percent from the previous year to 423.5 million pounds, product-weight equivalent. Even though imports also fell, overall frozen strawberry supplies declined only 3 percent from the previous year to 969.8 million pounds, mostly offset by a 29-percent rise in beginning inventories (table 11).
Reduced availability in 2017 led to lower exports and per capita use. Strong U.S. export volumes to China and some Middle East markets were more than offset by declines in key markets such as Canada, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Historically, the U.S. frozen strawberry market has served as a residual outlet for the fresh market, with the domestic market receiving about two-thirds of total frozen supplies.
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