The French group - Italian of peach and Nectarine lowers estimates of production of this campaign
July 8, 2010
Representatives attending the meeting of the contact group Spanish-French - Italian of peach and Nectarine, held yesterday in Bologna, France and Italy revised downwards expectations announced at the beginning of the campaign within the framework of Europêch, so that European production throughout the EU during this campaign will be a downhill scheduled initially for the 3% to 7%.
The decrease in production in Italy was due to the frosts in the Emilia Romagna region and will be a downhill originally scheduled from 2% to 7%. In Greece, also Frost, particularly on the region of Macedonia, have led to a fall in production of 11%. In France the reduction of the campaign is estimated at 8%, according to Fepex.
In total the European foresight of peach and Nectarine will be reduced from 3% originally planned to 7%, totaling 1.367.662 tons and 1.444.382 tons respectively. Of the total European production of peach 701.460 tonnes correspond to Italy, 301.453 tonnes correspond to Spain 191.600 to Greece tonnes and 173.149 tonnes to France. Of the total European production of Nectarine, 776.080 tonnes correspond to Italy, 421.672 tonnes correspond to Spain, 168.430 tonnes correspond to France and 78.200 tons correspond to Greece. This data must be added the production of Pavia estimated in the EU at 986.555 tonnes, of which 510,000 tonnes correspond to grace, 369.707 to Spain tonnes, 100.950 tonnes to Italy and 5.898 tonnes to France.
The Spanish representatives attending the French contact group - Italian stated that the Spain campaign is being developed with a production volume significantly lower than anticipated at the beginning of the campaign and that this reduction will be maintained, with less intensity until the end of the season.
The contact group, and at the request of the Italian delegation, agreed to also hold the next meeting in Madrid, in the framework of the exhibition of fruit and vegetables, Fruit Attraction, to be held from 20 to October 20.
The Spanish representation in the meeting of the Group of contact yesterday was composed by José Antonio Plaza (agricultural cooperatives), Joaquín Gómez (APOEXPA – Fepex) and José María Pozancos, director of Fepex.