The World Apple and Pear Association is forecasting a 2017 European apple crop that will be 21 percent less than the previous year. 

The association expects the crop at 9.34 million metric tons, or 489 million 42-pound cartons, according to a news release. Of the total crop, about 324 million cartons are projected for the fresh market, according to the estimate. At 1% below a year ago, the European pear crop is estimated at 2.15 million metric tons, or 105 million 45-pound cartons.

 A link to the complete forecast can be found here.