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Macadamias: preliminary assessment of crop losses

July 5, 2021 3:13 PM, Der AUDITOR
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CANBERRA/PRETORIA. The Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) has revised its forecast for the Australian macadamia production in 2021 downwards by 4.5%. The world crop is also expected to be lower in 2021/2022.

Australia reduces 2021 crop forecast

According to the latest report of the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS), the crop forecast for 2021 has been reduced by 4.5% to 48,500 mt of macadamias in shell. However, this is still a 3.5% increase on last year's crop of 46,900 mt. AMS CEO Jolyon Burnett explains that the corrections were due to the unsettled weather of the past few months. "Australia’s east coast experienced extreme and prolonged rainfall during March and April, causing widespread flooding in New South Wales, and associated harvest delays, or

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