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Andalusian almond in Spain: Losses between 30-50%

Updated Oct 28, 2022
The Sectorial Council of Nuts of Agro-food Cooperatives of Andalusia warns that the multiple difficulties that are converging in this campaign put the sector in a very critical situation.
Despite the fact that the almond harvest this season is lower than last year's, with losses estimated at between 30 and 50%, due to spring frosts, the effects of drought and high temperatures , prices are below those of the previous year. The main reason is "the absence of marketing operations, both for conventional and organic almonds," explains the president of the federation's Dry Fruit Sector Council, Antonio Hidalgo Ocaña, despite the fact that traditionally, on these dates prior to the festivities Christmas, is when more commercial activity is registered, since the almond is a basic product for the elaboration of nougat, shortbread, marzipan and Christmas sweets. imports While there are enormous difficulties in marketing the national production, estimated at 62,000 tons of grain almonds according to the capacity sent by the National Table of Nuts, there is a constant increase in imports of American almonds, which are sold without the obligation to identify their provenance ...
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