Downturn in the global canned fruit industry
According to the digital information provided by the "Ninth World Seasonal Canned Fruit Conference" (abbreviation: CanCon09) recently held in Australia:
In the production season (2008/09 season), the global production of canned seasonal fruits has shown an overall decline (Note: This article does not include canned peach fruits. The report on canned peach fruits has another Special articles).
In South Africa, it is estimated that during the 2009 season, 46,000 tons of pear fruit raw materials and 31,100 tons of apricot fruit raw materials will be provided for processing and production of canned fruits.
The number of processed canned pear fruits and canned apricot fruits will reach 1,240,290 boxes and 1,055,580 boxes respectively (this is the only canned fruit variety that has increased production during the production season); and the number of canned assorted fruits, There are 1 54 1 188 boxes in total.
In Greece, the total production of canned apricots is 585,000 boxes, which has fallen to the lowest level in several years; and the production of canned assorted fruits has also been reduced to 415,000 boxes (in the past few years, the total production has been maintained at 500 000 boxes).
At the same time, the price paid to fruit farmers has increased dramatically.
In the United States, the processing and production of canned seasonal fruits has also shown a downward trend.
In this season (ie: the 2008/09 season), the total output of canned assorted chicken tail fruits produced in the United States was about 9 million boxes; but in the previous season (2007/08), assorted chicken tails The total output of canned fruits has reached 10.5 million boxes.
It is estimated that during the production season, the total output of canned pears produced in the United States amounted to 6.3 million boxes; in the 2007/08 season, the total production of canned pears was 6.5 million boxes, which was higher than the level of the production season.
Last year (2008), the planting area of apricots was 5,423 hectares, which has been reduced to the lowest level in previous years. During 2008, the output of canned apricot fruits in the United States was 1.4 million boxes, which ranked among the top 8 in the past 8 years. The second-to-last in canned fruit production.
In Chile, although in the 2008/09 season, Chile’s fruit planting area increased slightly, its fruit production did not increase, so it is provided for processing
The amount of pear and apricot fruit raw materials used in canning has not seen any increase.
It is estimated that during the production season, the total output of canned pear fruits in Chile will basically reach 75,000 boxes (size: 24 x 1 kg), which is less than 80% in the 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons. 000 boxes (equal production in these two seasons).
At the same time, during the production season, the total output of canned apricots in Chile has dropped from 11,900 boxes in the previous season to 8,000 boxes today.
Obviously, the output of canned fruit cocktail in Chile has experienced the greatest decline. It is estimated that it will drop to 328,000 boxes, which is less than the level of 750,000 boxes in the previous season.
At present, the price of certain fruits in Chile has increased slightly. For example, the price of pear fruits is 80 000 CLP (Chile currency name, peso) per ton, which is approximately US$141 per ton.
However, during the season, the price of Chilean apricot fruit raw materials has dropped. The price per ton is 105,000 Chilean pesos, which is less than the 140,000 pesos per ton in the previous season.
In Spain, during the production season, the amount of raw materials used to produce canned pears is relatively small, so the total output of canned pear fruits is only 680,000 boxes.
In Australia, it is estimated that in the 2008/09 season, the country’s canned fruit output will show a significant decline. The following canned fruit output are:
The output of canned pear fruits totaled 582,960 boxes, a year-on-year decrease of 12%;
The total output of canned apricots was 291,880 boxes, a year-on-year decrease of 6%; the output of canned assorted fruits totaled 1,624,140 boxes, a year-on-year decrease of 10%.
Increased production of canned fruits in Argentina
Among the countries that attended the "Ninth World Canned Fruit Conference" (referred to as: CanCon09), Argentina's current situation is another exception.
It is estimated that in the 2008/09 season, the production of canned pear fruits in Argentina has increased to 350,000 boxes (while in the 2007/08 season, the total production of canned fruits of this type was 250,000 boxes).
The production of canned assorted fruits has also increased. It is estimated that the total production in the production season has increased to 445,000 boxes, which is higher than the 430,000 boxes in the 2007/08 season.
Just like the case of canned peach fruits, the domestic consumption of canned assorted fruits in Argentina is also increasing, and the output this season has reached 405,000 boxes.
Although the consumption of canned mixed fruits is less than the total consumption of canned pears, it is at the same level compared with the consumption level of the past two years.
It is estimated that in this season, the total export volume of canned fruits from Argentina has increased to 200,000 boxes, which is a level that has tripled the total export volume of the 2007/08 season.