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