Apple volume in the U.S. is on the rise in 2023-24 after three consecutive seasons of declines. As you would expect, the increase is led by Washington, which controls nearly 80 percent of the U.S. market share.
Procurant, a cloud-based software company transforming the fresh food supply chain, announced a partnership with Agtools, a provider of data analytics services for the food supply chain.
While domestic production is led by Washington, Texas, California, and Georgia, AgTools analysis shows Mexico has been growing market share in the U.S. by 135 percent since 2019, so that it represents nearly 24 percent of all U.S. volume in the spring of 2023.
The first half of this year, table grape volume in the U.S. has been down 11 percent from 2022, but it's more of a supply problem than demand.
Tomatoes are one of the most popular produce items, led by the Plum and Roma varieties, but volumes have been lower than normal this year. Consequently, prices have been higher so far in 2023. In this graphic by Agtools, see the story in charts and graphics.
Domestic iceberg lettuce volume was down in 2022, and while Mexico increased its shipments to the U.S., it wasn't enough to keep prices from rising late in the year.
Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons are the biggest for sweet potatoes, where demand and volume are the highest of the year.
Pumpkins are grown and shipped from many U.S. states, but as Agtools shows in this monthly graphic report, imports are on the rise due to stronger domestic demand.
The U.S. is the world’s second largest apple producer, and its citizens consume more apples than any other fruit but one.
Mushrooms have seen modest growth the past few years, as they've been recognized for their culinary options and health benefits.