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Dried cranberries: US production to increase significantly

August 24, 2022 at 3:41 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MADISON. According to current estimates, the USA can increase its cranberry production by more than 20,000 mt year-on-year and thus remains the world's most important producer. However, another country is now in first place when it comes to shipments to Germany.

Hardly any carry-over stocks

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) estimates this year's global cranberry production at 194,836 mt, significantly higher than the 167,493 mt produced in the 2021/22 season. The undisputed leader remains the USA, which alone produces over 144,000 mt of dried cranberries, followed by Canada and Chile. The carry-over stocks are low due to last year's relatively small crop and only amount to a good 3,500 mt.

Dried cranberry production, in mt

Country

2019/20

2020/21

2021/22

2022/23

USA

161,745

150,975

122,918

144,412

Canada

33,212

38,653

34,231

40,121

Chile

10,030

10,955

10,344

10,103

Total

204,987

200,583

167,493

194,836

INC, July 2022

Wisconsin remains the most important growing state

As reported by the US Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC), the state of Wisconsin remains by far the most important cranberry producer in the US, now for the 28th consecutive year. The USDA estimates Wisconsin's 2022 crop at 4.3 million barrels, which would represent a 3% increase over last year's figure and would also account for more than 60% of US production. Other key US growing states include Massachusetts (2 million barrels), New Jersey (589,000 barrels) and Oregon (520,000 barrels). After the planting season was delayed by cold and precipitation in early June, warmer temperatures and better weather conditions shortly thereafter have allowed cranberry plants and berries to develop well. The USDA reports that they continue to grow well and farmers keep a special eye on good quality.

German imports down by almost a third

German cranberry imports have fallen significantly year-on-year, dropping by almost a third in the September-June period of the 2021/22 season. The most important supplier is Canada, which has displaced the USA from first place. Canadian shipments to Germany were increased by 31.8% in the aforementioned period and amounted to 3,572 mt. Imports from the United States plummeted by 61% and amounted to only 2,471 mt, followed by Chile in third place with 1,545 mt. In total, German imports amounted to 7,997 mt.

Cranberry* imports, Germany, in mt

Country

2020/21

2021/22

Diff.

Canada

2,711

3,572

31.8%

USA

6,330

2,471

-61.0%

Chile

1,867

1,545

-17.2%

Netherlands

488

328

-32.8%

Poland

20

24

20.0%

Austria

92

19

-79.3%

Others

32

38

18.8%

Total

11,540

7,997

-30.7%

Federal Statistical Office of Germany / Sep-Jun

*20089391 Cranberries, containing added sugar, >1 kg

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