Grape Output Slipping 1%



WASHINGTON - Aug 12/19 - SNS -- United States grape production for 2019 is forecast at 7.50 million tons, down 1% from last year, according to the USDA's latest crop production report.

In California, harvest of grapes for fresh use was complete in the Coachella Valley after rain and cold weather delayed the harvest. Harvest of all grape types in the San Joaquin Valley was also delayed due to unusually rainy and cold weather.

California's wine type grape production is forecast at 4.20 million tons, down 2% from 2018, and represents 60% of California's total grape crop.

California's raisin type grape production is forecast at 1.55 million tons, up slightly from last year, and represents 22% of California's total grape crop.

California's table type grape production is forecast at 1.30 million tons, unchanged from the previous year. If realized, this will be tied with 2018 for the highest table grape production on record.


Grape Production - States and United States: 2018 and Forecasted August 1, 2019
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                    :                     Total production
        State       :-----------------------------------------------------------
                    :            2018             :            2019
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                    :                           tons
                    :
California .........:          7,130,000                     7,050,000
  Raisin 1/ ........:          1,545,000                     1,550,000
  Table 1/ .........:          1,300,000                     1,300,000
  Wine .............:          4,285,000                     4,200,000
Washington .........:            466,000                       450,000
  Juice ............:            205,000                       190,000
  Wine .............:            261,000                       260,000
                    :
United States ......:          7,596,000                     7,500,000
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1/ Fresh basis.