Latest estimates point to the European kiwifruit crop being lighter than last year as a result of frost damage.
Areas particularly affected look to be Greece and to a lesser extent Italy.
France, which is also a major producer, escaped unscathed and also managed to survive the summer heat wave.
The total EU crop is expected to total around 450,000 tonnes, down 4% on last season.
Meanwhile, California is expected to have the smallest volume in 20 years, only reaching five million cartons.