Imports of Washington Apples Likely at 2.5m Boxes
Washington Apple Commission, a body of apple growers and packers from the US, expects to export around 2-2.5 million boxes of the fruit to India in the coming season starting September. The shipments, however, would be lower than last year (SeptemberAugust) when apple imports from Washington were at 5.7 million boxes of 20 kg each. “Apple production will be lesser than last year, so we are expecting to export 2-2.5 million boxes Washington apples to India,” Washington Apple Commission (WAC) President Todd Fryhover said. Apple production is expected at 116 million boxes this year against 142 million boxes in the last marketing year.