Maine Cranberry Harvest Figures

Annual Statewide Cranberry Harvest Totals (in barrels) (1 barrel = 100 pounds)

Note: The term “reported” refers to actual figures submitted by a grower, and the remainder of the harvest total is therefore an estimate derived from past grower histories and visual estimations for anyone who did not report in a given year.

  • Year 2017: ~4,079 barrels (388 reported)
  • Year 2016: ~5,182 (2,470 reported)
  • Year 2015: 21,023 (19,980 reported)
  • Year 2014: 15,428 (14,086 reported)
  • Year 2013: 35,870 (28,700 reported)
  • Year 2012: 35,729 (32,782 reported)
  • Year 2011: 23,663 (20,087 reported)
  • Year 2010: 29,142 (24,615.7 reported)
  • Year 2009: 25,074 (22,479 reported)
  • Year 2008: 23,159 (18,617 reported)
  • Year 2007: 12,448 (10,121 reported)
  • Year 2006: 11,432 (10,277 reported)
  • Year 2005: 17,274 (5,280 reported)
  • Year 2004: 20,254 (17,245 reported)
  • Year 2003: 19,588 (17,227 reported)
  • Year 2002: 20,451 (19,351 reported)
  • Year 2001: 18,000 (16,857 reported)
  • Year 2000: 9,023
  • Year 1999: 3,100
  • Year 1998: 3,200
  • Year 1997: 2,000
  • Year 1996: 1,200
  • Year 1995: ~900
  • Year 1994: 750

Acres Harvested:

  • Year 2017: 67 out of 101.5 (low prices again led some growers to flood or mow their blossoms so as not to produce a crop)
  • Year 2016: 63.3 out of 101.5 (low prices led more growers to flood or mow their blossoms so as not to produce a crop, and Maine’s largest grower took their acres out of production)
  • Year 2015: 167.65 out of 221 (low prices led some growers to flood or mow their blossoms so as not to produce a crop)
  • Year 2014: 206.2 out of 219
  • Year 2013: 212.8 out of 223
  • Year 2012: 212.8 out of 223
  • Year 2011: 205 out of 210
  • Year 2010: 201 out of 210
  • Year 2009: 197 out of 200.5
  • Year 2008: 197 out of 220
  • Year 2007: 214.9 out of 224
  • Year 2006: 202.75 out of 222.5
  • Year 2005: 219.5 out of 228.5
  • Year 2004: 225 out of 231
  • Year 2003: 226 out of 236
  • Year 2002: 219.5 out of 252
  • Year 2001: 250.5 out of 264
  • Year 2000: 138 out of 267 (remainder were newer plantings)
  • Year 1999: 130 out of 261 (remainder were newer plantings)
  • Year 1998: 70 out of 176 (remainder were brand new plantings)

Harvest Method (wet-harvested acres versus dry-pick acres):

  • Year 2017: Wet = 23; Dry = 44
  • Year 2016: Wet = 21.7; Dry = 41.6
  • Year 2015: Wet = 131.8 (120.3 reported); Dry = 35.85 (23.7 reported)
  • Year 2014: Wet = 173.5 (153.5 reported); Dry = 32.65 (23.5 reported)
  • Year 2013: Wet = 176.85 (154.6 reported); Dry = 36.0 (25.2 reported)
  • Year 2012: Wet = 174.6 (154.6 reported); Dry = 38.2 (25.2 reported)
  • Year 2011: Wet = 172 (153 reported); Dry = 33.0 (22 reported)
  • Year 2010: Wet = 171 (142.5 reported); Dry = 30.0 (17.25 reported)
  • Year 2009: Wet = 169 (163.1 reported); Dry = 28.1 (18.5 reported)
  • Year 2008: Wet = 166.4 (152.85 reported); Dry = 30.3 (6.5 reported)
  • Year 2007: Wet = 183.9 (159.2 reported); Dry = 31 (22.25 reported)
  • Year 2006: Wet = 170.5; Dry = 32.2
  • Year 2005: Wet = 183; Dry = 37
  • Year 2004: Wet = 188; Dry = 37
  • Year 2003: Wet = 193 (187.8 reported); Dry = 33 (17.6 reported)
  • Year 2002: Wet = 184; Dry = 35.7
  • Year 2001: Wet = 215 (161.4 reported); Dry = 35.5 (20.2 reported)
  • Year 2000: Wet = 122; Dry = 16
  • Year 1999: Wet = 118; Dry = 12
  • Year 1998: Wet = 44; Dry = 16

One may find additional cranberry production data from Maine and other states (including cranberry prices) by visiting the National Agricultural Statistics Service