Walnuts: high yields in China and the USA compensate for crop deficits

March 24, 2021 at 4:48 PM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

SACRAMENTO/SANTIAGO. Thanks to significant increases in production in countries such as China, Chile and the USA, the international market should be sufficiently supplied with walnuts. However, the pandemic causes some logistical delays and a shift in demand.

Europe cuts walnut imports by 5%

California Walnuts' latest export report reveals that US walnut shipments to domestic and foreign markets have increased 19% year-on-year since the start of the season. While total domestic shipments were only 1% higher than last season, exports to Asia were up 46% and to Africa 41%. Exports to Europe, meanwhile, declined by 5%. For example, shipments of in-shell walnuts to Germany (-13% to 19,443 mt) and Italy (-9% to 21,785 mt) decreased. Turkey, however, increased its imports by a whopping 25% to 46,265 mt.

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Jan 25, 2023
MADRID/SACRAMENTO. Although Spain’s almond exports received a boost in November, the dent in exports is still much higher than in California. Competition between Spain and California remains fierce with speculations on water supplies and exchange rates having top priority at present.
Jan 23, 2023
NEW DELHI. Farmers are in full control of India’s peanut market. Not only do they still hold more than 35% of all stocks but they also know how to play to their advantage. Artificial intelligence may also prove an asset in limiting aflatoxin contamination.
Jan 19, 2023
ORDU. Things have taken such a bizarre turn in Turkey that buyers have switched to other hazelnut producing countries such as Georgia, Azerbaijan or Italy. Drought will, in fact, have a lasting impact on production in Italy.
Jan 18, 2023
TEHRAN. Frustration and anger are growing with Iran’s government. Suppliers are now actively blaming the government for losing market shares for pistachios. Exports have, in fact, slumped by 75%.