Walnuts: rise in global production

November 4, 2020 11:37 AM, Der AUDITOR
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SACRAMENTO/BUDAPEST. US walnut production has hit a new record and risen by 20% this year. Pests are, however, a big problem in Hungary.

Sharp rise in production in the US and Chile

Recent USDA estimates show that walnut production is up in nearly all leading producing countries. China remains the undisputed leader with production estimated at 1.02 million mt, a 2% rise over last year. US production is estmated to have risen sharply by more than 19% to a record 707,604 mt. The rise is attributed to more nut bearing trees under cultivation and to good weather conditions, especially in California. Production has also risen by 20% to 150,000 mt in Chile. EU production has, by contrast, declined by 4.5%

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