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Pine nuts: 2022/2023 crop to decline by almost 30%

July 21, 2022 at 4:44 PM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING/MOSCOW. In the 2021/2022 season, almost 150,000 mt of pine nuts were harvested worldwide. The forecast for the coming 2022/2023 season, however, is less optimistic. Production in China alone is expected to decline by 60%.

China expects 60% smaller crop

According to the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC), the 2021/2022 global pine nut production result was 147,080 mt, up from the previous year despite lower availability from Mongolia. China achieved by far the best result of the 5-year harvest cycle with 63,000 mt.

For the coming crop, experts' estimates are significantly lower. Production could drop by 60% to 25,000 mt, of which 20,000 mt are accounted for by the most common variety Pinus koraiensis. Other producing countries such as North Korea, Afghanistan, Pak

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