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Almonds: Australia achieves record exports

December 1, 2022 at 4:06 PM, Der AUDITOR
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CANBERRA/MADRID. Australia's almond exports are breaking one monthly record after another. Thanks to this year's good crop, prices can keep up in the international market and convince buyers in one country in particular.

Australia sets new monthly record in September

According to the latest data from the Almond Board of Australia, domestic shipments in September 2022 were 2,209 mt of shelled and unshelled almonds, 14% behind the figure for the same month last year (2,562 mt). Overall, domestic demand between March and September was 14,424 mt, about 9% less than last year. Exports reached 15,861 mt in September, almost 7,000 mt more than in September 2021 and the best result so far for this month. A total of 67,082 mt of shelled and unshelled almonds were exported from Australia during this period, some 5,000 mt more than last year's overseas shipments of 62,557 mt. The main buyer of Australian almonds this season remains China with 36,117 mt, an increase of 45% compared to the same period last year. Shipments to Spain (+73%) and Turkey (+128%) also increased significantly. India is able to hold on to third place in the ranking, although shipments there have more than halved. Countries such as Germany and Vietnam have also imported fewer almonds from Australia this season than in the 2021/2022 season.

A total of 81,506 mt of shelled and unshelled almonds have been shipped domestically and internationally since the start of this season in March, compared to just 78,475 mt in the first seven months of the 2021/2022 season.

Australian almond* shipments, domestically and overseas, in mt

Destination

2021/22

2022/23

Diff.

China

24,997

36,117

44.5%

Australia

15,918

14,424

-9.4%

India

15,602

6,907

-55.7%

Spain

2,664

4,605

72.9%

Vietnam

4,871

3,162

-35.1%

Turkey

1,156

2,638

128.2%

UAE

2,054

2,306

12.3%

Germany

2,203

2,176

-1.2%

Thailand

994

1,350

35.8%

USA

498

1,046

110.0%

Others

7,518

6,775

-9.9%

Total

78,475

81,506

3.9%

Almond Board of Australia; Mar-Sep

*shelled and unshelled

Resentment persists

In the Spanish almond market, the complaints about the inadequate remuneration of the growers have been joined once again by the displeasure that processed products do not have to be labelled with the origin of the raw materials. Market players see this as a disadvantage for Spanish producers who are convinced of the quality of their products. White nougat made in Spain could have been produced with Californian almonds and Chinese honey and the buyer could succumb to the mistaken belief that it is a purely Spanish product, they argue.

Almonds

Type

EUR/kg

Valencia, 12/14 mm, natural, Spain

4.35

Valencia, +14 mm, natural, Spain

5.00

Nonpareil, Extra no 1, 23/25, natural, USA

5.55

Carmel, SSR, 23/25, natural, USA

4.50

California, SSR, 23/25, blanched, USA

5.40

FCA Spain

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