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Almonds: US exports lag far behind

December 15, 2021 at 12:25 PM, Der AUDITOR
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SACRAMENTO/MADRID. The export season for US almonds got off to a flying start in August, with exports up by a third year-on-year. From September onwards, however, exports dropped significantly and this trend continued in the following months. November also showed a deficit compared to the same month last year.

November exports down by 20%

About 2.31 billion lbs (1.05 million mt) of almonds have been registerend since the US harvest began, up from 2.41 billion lbs (1.09 million mt) this time last year, according to the Almond Board of California. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) predicted an objective crop estimate of about 2.8 billion lbs (1.27 million mt) of shelled almonds for the season, so about 390 million lbs (220,000 mt) are still needed to meet that forecast.

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