New Zealand's Braeburn apple export crop is set to be the smallest for 15 years, according to industry leaders. Grower body Pipfruit NZ predicts exports will be 20 per cent down on the pre-season estimate of 88,000 tonnes, mainly due to frost. However, Royal Gala has fared better and is expected to reach the target volume of 100,000 tonnes. Pipfruit NZ added that, so far, demand had been solid in all Asian markets.
Wednesday 28th May 2008, 07:00 Hong Kong