Attached is the November 2018 edition of Market News. This is the first report on the 2018 apple crop. According to the survey, this year’s fresh apple holdings on November 1, 2018, totaled 115.5million bushels, 14 percent less than the inventories reported for November 1 of last year. Processing holdings totaled 39.5 million bushels13 percent less than last year on November 1. The total number of apples in storage on November 1, 2018, was 155.0 million bushels, 14 percent less than last November’s total of 179.6million bushels and percent below the 5-year average for that date.
We want to express our thanks to all the storage reporters for their diligence in providing the monthly data in a timely manner, and for the use of the SurveyMonkey web reporting system.
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