Exports save the day
Monthly shipments climbed to 247 million pounds in October prompting total shipments to reach 677 million pounds. This is 7% up on last year according to the October position report released by the Almond Board of California. While domestic shipments have flatlined at 181 million pounds, exports range 10% higher than last year at 496 million pounds. Shipments to India have most notably surged by 38%, whereas shipments to Spain, China and Hong Kong are down.
US almond shipments in 1,000 lb