Washington apple exports down 18.7%

From Fresh Fruit Portal | 22 August 2023

Overview of apples from Washington in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on August 18, 2023. 

Washington fresh apple exports this year are down 18.7% from a year ago, according to the August 2023 Washington Apple Commission grower newsletter. So far this year, 23.5% of Washington’s apples have been exported. But, the Commission stresses: “It’s important to remember that we had a late start to the season and that comparing exports to domestic shipments should be taken with a grain of salt.”

As of Aug. 13, 2023, 21,942,000 cartons of Washington apples have gone to export markets. As of the same date last year, 26,997,000 cartons of the shipped 2021-22 crop had been exported.

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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

So far, of the 2022-23 exports, 4,025,000 cartons were shipped to Canada and 9,851,000 cartons went to Mexico. Offshore markets have received 8,066,000 cartons of Washington apples this year.

Of Washington’s apple exports, 63.2% have gone to Mexico and Canada, with 36.8% going offshore.

He adds, “Our company works towards reducing waste by using smaller packaging materials and ensuring that most of them are recyclable.”

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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