Cantaloupe Survey

The USDA’s Economic Research Service released its annual survey of cantaloupe statistics.
The survey includes 41 charts of information dating back to 1947, and touched on acreage, yields, production, price, value, supply, disappearance, per capita usage, exports, imports, arrivals, chemical use and more.
According to statistics, cantaloupe have increased by 1.3 billion pounds over the last five decades. The study also showed that cantaloupe imports rose from 79 million to 945 million from 1960 to 2009. This is mostly due to the increase in consumption from six to 34 percent.
Even prices increased from 1960 to 2008. During this time period, prices quintupled rising from $4.33 per cwt. to $19.20.
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