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Almonds: Spain's Ministry of Agriculture announces latest crop estimates

October 5, 2021 4:41 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MADRID. The current report on the 2021 almond crop of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food speaks of a production deficit of almost 15%. Despite high losses, however, Andalusia remains by far the most important almond-growing region in Spain.

Production decline of 15% expected

Larger acreages and the expansion of plantations equipped with artificial irrigation systems would have had the potential to give Spain's almond farmers a production increase this year. However, part of the yield already fell victim to the sometimes frosty temperatures in spring, followed by other climatic challenges such as high temperatures and lack of rainfall in the summer months.

The current estimate of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food speaks of a result of 302,812 mt of in-shell almonds, la

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