Almonds: April exports up 74%

May 12, 2021 11:55 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID/SACRAMENTO. The first official crop estimates for the 2021 almond crop are imminent, and at the same time the US almond market continues to record very good export figures in April.

Crop forecasts soon to be published

The online congress of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) will take place at the end of May. In preparation for this, Spanish market experts are busy evaluating this year's almond crop in order to be able to present reliable figures. "During March, there were a couple of really cold nights that affected different areas in Spain," Amancio Landín of Tioga Trading & Services told the AUDITOR editorial department. The experts are in talks with various market players to g

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