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Almonds: Australia still expects positive results

March 30, 2022 4:55 PM, Der AUDITOR
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CANBERRA/SACRAMENTO. The new export season for the Australian almond market started in March, but on paper it is the still 2021/2022 season that is nearing completion.

Will the record crop also bring record exports?

Between March 2021 and January 2022, Australia exported 84,433 mt of almonds, an increase of 14% over the same period last year. Exporters had already surpassed the previous season's total of 76,693 mt a few months ago, so the export volume already set a new record. Major export destinatons such as China (+36% to 34,693 mt) and India (+50% to 16,686 mt) have once again significantly increased their imports of Australian almonds year-on-year in the 2021/2022 season. Shipments to Spain also increased by 58% to 4,910 mt. At the same time, countries such as Germany (-42% to 3,204 mt) and the USA (-78% to 874 mt) significantly reduced their imports from Australia. Australia is expecting another record crop this year, which is why experts are confident that the 2022/2023 season will also show good export results.

Almonds exports, Australia, in mt

Destination

2020/21

2021/22

Diff.

China

25,605

34,693

35.5%

India

11,107

16,686

50.2%

Vietnam

6,617

6,581

-0.5%

Spain

3,102

4,910

58.3%

Germany

5,545

3,204

-42.2%

UAE

2,190

2,653

21.1%

Netherlands

3,862

1,867

-51.7%

New Zealand

2,253

1,790

-20.6%

Turkey

1,525

1,566

2.7%

USA

3,999

874

-78.1%

Others

8,343

9,609

15.2%

Total

74,148

84,433

13.9%

Almond Board of Australia; Mar-Jan

*shelled and inshell

Price reversal after brief increase

In the European spot market, almond prices had briefly soared after news of potential frost damage in the Californian growing areas. Recently, however, there were downward corrections again. Valencias, 12/14 mm, natural are at EUR 4.35/kg FCA Spain, while California, SSR, 23/25, blanched are trading at EUR 5.35/kg FCA Spain.

Almonds

Type

EUR/kg

Valencia, 12/14 mm, natural, Spain

4.35

Valencia, +14 mm, natural, Spain

4.50

California, SSR, 23/25, blanched, USA

5.35

Butte/Padre, SSR, 27/30, natural, USA

4.55

Butte/Padre, SSR, 27/30, blanched, USA

5.20

FCA Spain

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