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Almonds: prices continue to rise

January 13, 2021 11:58 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID/SACRAMENTO. US almond exporters are satisfied with their performance this season so far. Arrivals now nearly match production estimates. Prices have, however, taken a surprising turn.

December exports up 33% on last year

Total US shipments of almonds with and without shell ranged at 116,526 mt in December, a surge of around 25% over last year. Domestic shipments rose by 6% to 27,559 mt and overseas shipments by nearly 33% to 88,967 mt. Overseas shipments have risen by 26% to 431,845 mt over last year since the start of the season and domestic shipments by 11% to 150,467 mt. The surge in exports is in particular driven by India (79% to 99,452 mt), China and Hong Kong (+54% to 53,448 mt) and Vietnam (+166% to 7,314 mt) along with South America. Shi

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