31 March 1998
Poland high on juice demand

POLANDS fruit juice market is booming, with domestic consumers remaining loyal to locally grown fruits.

Poland produced around 2.9 million tonnes of fruit last year, of which 1.9m tonnes were apples. Concentrates from local produce went into half the 500,000 tonnes of fruit juices produced, up 23% on the previous year.

But imports of mainly orange concentrates also grew from 37,800 tonnes in 1996 to 42,000 tonnes last year, as imported oranges and locally grown apples and blackcurrants dominated the Polish fruit juice market.

  • Financial Times 31/03/98 page 37