With import/export volumes being reported again, we now know that the U.S. imported over 5.5 million gallons of 70˚ Brix apple juice concentrate in November, up more than 15 percent from the small volumes imported in September and October but still below levels seen in recent years. Imports from China increased as buyers secured volumes ahead of possible tariff increases in 2019. Imports from Europe also shot higher; Turkey seems to have secured a place in the U.S. market for its medium-acid AJC.
U.S. apple juice imports (in single-strength-equivalent gallons)
Source: USDA, McKeany-Flavell
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