Almonds: US exports set new record

June 14, 2021 3:06 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID/SACRAMENTO. Last week, the Spanish Almond and Hazelnut Exporters Association (SAB-Almendrave) held its sixth annual meeting. The focus was on the prospects for the 2021 almond crop in the main growing countries.

What the top growing countries can expect

In Spain, a large part of the newly commissioned almond plantations are equipped with artificial irrigation. This increases the yield potential and thus also the annual crop result. By 2024, Spain should be able to reach a production potential of 180,000 mt. In the current year, however, frost damage and fungal infestation are reducing the crop, so that the forecast is just under 110,000 mt, about 6% behind last year's result.

Meanwhile, the drought in California will not leave this year's almond

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