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Grapes in Charts: A look back at the last 20 years in the U.S. market


"If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going", as the famous quote goes. In this edition of 'In Charts', we would like to show how the U.S. grape market has evolved over the last 20 years in terms of origins, varieties, markets and prices.

Starting with origins, we can see that California has been the leading supplier, with a slight increase over recent years. Chile has been in number-two position and has seen a gradual decline for much of the last two decades.

In a distant third, Mexico has seen an increase in the last three years, while Peru has recently begun to boost its presence from a low base.

There are other origins, but none of them are very relevant in the U.S. market.

Historical volumes of grapes in the U.S., by origin. 2000-2020


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can
view this chart with live updates here)

Looking at varieties, as you can see below Flame Seedless is the queen of the market, followed by Sugraone, which became an important player after 2008. In third place is Perlette.

Historical volumes of grapes in the U.S., by variety. 2000-2020


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can
view this chart with live updates here)

As for the markets within the U.S., we can see that Kern District in California has been the receiver of the highest quantity of grapes by far, followed by Philadelphia-Camden. After these two, there are another 46 grape markets.

Historical volumes of grapes in the U.S., by market. 2000-2020


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can
view this chart with live updates here)

Finally, as you can see in the chart below, there is no variety that stands out in terms of prices. However, the ones that have fared the best over the last 20 years are Perlette, Sugraone, Black Seedless, Flame Seedless and Crimson Seedless.

Historical prices of grapes in the U.S., by variety. 2000-2020


Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics. (Agronometrics users can
view this chart with live updates here)


Written by: Cristian Crespo
Original published in FreshFruitPortal.com on January 14, 2020 (Link)

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