What information do our global blackcurrant production tables contain?
The blackcurrant statistics in our tables include the amount of hectares planted with blackcurrants and the amount of blackcurrants harvested in every country. They come from three different sources:
- Statistics collected from Faostats, the statistics of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UNO. Please be aware that these data include black AND red currants.
- Statistics collected from Eurostats (European statistical information).
- Statistics collected from representatives of all blackcurrant growing countries (as far as we could find them).
Please be aware that to ease reading, we have removed the countries where less than 100 hectares of blackcurrants are grown.
Blackcurrant statistics for the current year
Those who attend our conference know it: Every year in June, we ask the representatives of all countries about their share of production of the past year, and their estimation for the current year.
These questions include information on the amount of hectares of the blackcurrant plantations in each country. Furthermore, we ask about the conditions for blackcurrant growers. How much blackcurrants have been harvested the year before? And which yield do they expect for the current year?
Also, we want to know what is the share of organically produced blackcurrants is in each country. If possible, the countries share information on the average prices obtained for their blackcurrants (for IQF and for processing, on the free market – excluding contracted production).
We share and comment this information in our bi-annual conferences. Errors in the evaluation and estimations may occur, as well as mistakes in the data sheet. The information we provide is based on good faith and free from interpretation.
Please note that we review the estimates constantly. Of course, they depend on growing and harvest conditions in various countries. The IBA collates this information in good faith. We publish estimates which our members or representatives from non-member country grower groups share with us. Thus, the IBA is not responsible for the absolute accuracy of the data.
Last update : 14/10/2019
Note that Russia is a major blackcurrant producer, although we do not have clear information on Russia’s production volumes. Nevertheless, we know that Russia consumes its own crop domestically. Russia also imports blackcurrants from other countries. The IBA is endeavouring to get Russian production estimates to add to the global statistics.