California raisin deliveries increase over same time last year

Raisin deliveries to handlers the first week of October were up over deliveries this time last year, according to the Raisin Administrative Committee.

California raisin deliveries up compared to last year

Domestic shipments of raisins up 4 percent in September

The California-based Raisin Administrative Committee announced the following deliveries to handlers for the period Oct. 2-8:

  • 16,352 tons of Natural (sun-dried) Seedless (NS) raisins were delivered to handlers;
  • 17,781 tons of all varietal types were delivered. This compares to 15,889 tons of all varietal types delivered for the same period last year;
  • 42,726 tons of NS raisins have been delivered for the year-to-date. This compares to 47,294 tons of NS deliveries as of this date a year ago;
  • 59,012 tons of all varietal types have been delivered YTD, compared to 66,993 tons in 2015-2016;
  • 2,357 tons of the NS deliveries for 2016-17 crop year are organic;
  • 20,417 tons of NS are held on memo storage; and
  • 3,414 tons of NS are held for reconditioning.
  • The RAC September shipment report of Natural (sun-dried) Seedless (NS) Raisins shows that domestic shipments (including Canada) were 16,013 packed tons, compared to 15,680 tons in 2015 (+2%). Year-to-date domestic shipments are 30,957 packed tons compared to 29,724 tons at this time in 2015 (+4%).

NS export shipments (without Canada) for September were 8,980 packed tons, compared to 8,749 tons in 2015 (+3%). YTD export shipments are 19,147 packed tons, compared to 16,961 tons a year ago, an increase of 13 percent.

NS shipments to all destinations year-to-date are 50,104 packed tons, compared to 46,685 packed tons for last year (+7%). 

The top three destinations for NS raisins in September were:

  • United States – 14,946 tons;
  • Japan – 2,076 tons;                 
  • Canada – 1,067 tons.
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