Actualidad nacional e internacionalMay. 26, 2017
Nueva Zelanda: Últimos índices del mercado de las peras (texto en inglés)
Post revises 2016/2017 pear production to 13,200 MT, representing a 5% reduction. Pear production was impacted by two opposing factors—while harvested area was reduced by 8%, the biennial bearing “on” year and optimal weather conditions countered this reduced acreage to a large extent.
Post estimates total pear production for 2015/2016 at 13,931 MT, representing a 4% increase compared to Post’s previous estimate last October. Most of the pear production is centered in the Nelson region, which suffered a severe hail storm during the 2015/2016 growing season. While the effect on production was significant, it now seems the damage was not quite as severe as had been previously expected.
The volume of pears going to processing is estimated at 2,000 MT for 2016/2017, 200 MT greater than the revised volume for 2015/2016.
Pear Exports and Imports
Pear exports for 2015/2016 settled at 4,612 MT, which represents a 10% increase in volume over 2014/2015. The reduced pear harvest area will lead to a lower export volume potential, but the favorable growing season will mask this in 2016/2017. Post forecasts 2016/17 pear exports at 4,500 MT, a 2.4% decrease from 2015/2016.
Since 2008, annual pear imports have varied between 3,000 MT and 4,000 MT with each year’s total varying in relation to the availability of domestic pears. This is expected to remain the same. For 2015/2016, pear imports were 3,231 MT, 22% below the volume imported in 2014/2015. For 2016/2017, Post forecasts pear imports at 3,900 MT, a 21% increase over 2015/2016.
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