Ebronisze.pl portal informs, apple harvest will increase up to 6.84 mln. tons in EU-15 in 2007 (to compare: 6.65 mln. tons of apples were harvested in 2006). The increasing apple harvest is forecasted for all countries but for Portugal, Belgium, Denmark and Greece where apple production may somewhat decline. At the same time, according to `Agrooglyad: Vegetables and Fruits` weekly, the total apple harvest in EU-27 will rather significantly decline in 2007 because of the considerable harvest losses in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
So, according to the analysts` forecasts, the wholesale prices for apples will be higher in EU in a new season than in the season 2006/07. You can find out the detailed perspectives of fruit and vegetable markets from the leading experts of this industry during the fourth international conference `Fruits and Vegetables of Ukraine 2007. Meeting New Leader`, to be held on December 4th-6th 2007 on the territory of the National Complex `Expocenter of Ukraine` in Kyiv.