Apple Suppliers and Apple Exporters
In May of 2016, the United States Apple Export Council (USAEC) announced that a new work plan had been approved. This new agreement applies to the export of all varieties of US apples starting with the 2015 crop year. 2014 crop year apples must adhere to the current supplemental agreement. Below is a summary of the new work plan. For more information, visit USAEC.org. To view the full report, click here. For more information, visit USDA.gov.
The United States’ apple exports to Brazil, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, the European Union and eastern European countries have decreased in recent years. But the domestic industry is still growing, thanks to the development of new apple cultivars and rapid deployment of new varieties. Meanwhile, competition from other fruit imports from Brazil, Chile, and South Africa are increasing. This means that domestic producers face more competition from foreign exports, which in turn increases consumer costs.
The current global trade dispute has made exporting apples more difficult than ever. U.S. apple exports have been hampered by tariffs. Since the beginning of the Trump administration, trade disputes have increased. The United States has imposed Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, as well as retaliatory tariffs on agricultural exports. In late October, the European Union and China agreed to lift these retaliatory tariffs, which may prompt other countries to lift their own tariffs.
Although the U.S. exports have decreased, their trade with India has increased dramatically. The United States purchased $30.1 million worth of U.S. apples in June of 2016 – a 22% increase over 2016. This is a decrease of 73% from 2016, 2015 and 2010. Additionally, the Dominican Republic imported $25.1 million of U.S. apples in 2016, up from 2010 and 10% less than 2020. The Dominican Republic’s growth rate remained the same from the previous years despite the recent economic crisis.
Despite the trade war, the U.S. exports of apples to Mexico have remained large. According to the U.S. government’s statistics, one-third of three apples grown in the United States are exported. The leading export destinations include the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand. However, the Russian apple industry is still in its early stages, and the country’s exports have suffered from a lack of resources and high costs.
The Washington apple market is strong, but the volume of the 2021-22 crop may not be enough to meet the demand. The state’s export volume will remain strong, but the country’s export volume of golden and red delicious apples is small compared to the previous crop. The remaining portion of the crop is a combination of several varieties. The government is urging the exporters to make more of these fruit. This will boost the U.S. economy.