Dried cranberries: US production to increase significantly

Date: 26th August 2022 Category: Latest News
Dried cranberries: US production to increase significantly

Mundus-Agri: According to current estimates, the USA can increase its cranberry production by more than 20,000 mt year-on-year and thus remains the world's most important producer. 


Hardly any carry-over stocks

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) estimates this year's global cranberry production at 194,836 mt, significantly higher than the 167,493 mt produced in the 2021/22 season. The undisputed leader remains the USA, which produces over 144,000 mt of dried cranberries, followed by Canada and Chile. The carry-over stocks are low due to last year's relatively small crop and only amount to 3,500 mt.


Wisconsin remains the most important growing state.

As reported by the US Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC), the state of Wisconsin remains by far the most important cranberry producer in the US, now for the 28th consecutive year. The USDA estimates Wisconsin's 2022 crop at 4.3 million barrels, which would represent a 3% increase over last year's figure and would also account for more than 60% of US production. Other key US growing states include Massachusetts (2 million barrels), New Jersey (589,000 barrels), and Oregon (520,000 barrels). After the planting season was delayed by cold and precipitation in early June, warmer temperatures and better weather conditions shortly thereafter have allowed cranberry plants and berries to develop well. The USDA reports that they continue to grow well, and farmers keep a special eye on good quality.


German imports down by almost a third

German cranberry imports have fallen significantly year-on-year, dropping by almost a third in the September-June period of the 2021/22 season. The most important supplier is Canada, which displaced the USA from the first place. Canadian shipments to Germany increased by 31.8% in the aforementioned period and amounted to 3,572 mt. Imports from the United States plummeted by 61% and amounted to only 2,471 mt, followed by Chile in third place with 1,545 mt. In total, German imports amounted to 7,997 mt.