California Grape Shipments Soar

California Grape Shipments Soar

September 20, 2013

 California Table Grapes

Shipped at Record Pace!

California table grapes have been shipped at a record pace in recent weeks. According to USDA data through September 13, 2013, five of the past six weeks have seen week-ending shipment totals of over four million boxes.

Last year, only one week in the entire season surpassed four million.

“Grapes from California are in strong demand worldwide,” said Kathleen Nave, president of the Fresno-based California Table Grape Commission. “With nearly 45 million boxes shipped, the industry is on pace for another record crop year.”

August 2013 saw 18.4 million boxes shipped, according to USDA data, a record-high for the month of August. This is six percent more than August 2012. The previous record of 18.1 million boxes was set in August 2007.

The total volume surpassed the 100 million 19-pound box equivalent mark for the first time in history last year and set a new record. The 2013 season estimate is 105.7 million 19-pound box equivalents.

Grapes from California will be available around the world through January 2014.

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