According to agricultural forecasts released by Portugal’s National Institute of Statistics (INE), an increase of 40% in pear production is forecast compared to last season. Almond production has seen the highest levels in the last 24 years.
As for annual crops, the tomato production, as a result of a historically high unitary yield, once again exceeds 1.5 million tons. Kiwi production is also expected to record a record this year, despite the smaller production size of the fruit. The INE report states: “A 10% increase in production is expected compared to the previous campaign, reaching, for the first time since there are systematic statistical records, the 50,000 ton mark, the biggest production of the last 35 years.”
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