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USDA: World Almond Production in 2020/21 will increase by 15%

Published Nov 7, 2020

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According to forecasts of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), global almond production in 2020/21. will increase by 15% compared to the 2019/20 season. up to 1.7 million tons (in terms of purified

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According to forecasts of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), global almond production in 2020/21. will increase by 15% compared to the 2019/20 season. up to 1.7 million tons (in terms of peeled almonds). World consumption will reach 1.5 million tons. Almond export will grow by 15% to 951 thousand tons. Almond production in the United States is expected to increase 18% to 1.4 million tonnes on the back of increased acreage. 60% of grown almonds are destined for export and sales to foreign markets are expected to grow by 13% to 825 thousand tons due to increased supplies to the EU, India and East Asia. In the EU countries, the almond harvest will grow by 2% to 140 thousand tons. Almond imports are expected to increase by 15% to 325,000 tonnes, driven by growing demand from food ingredient, confectionery and health enthusiasts. Import of these nuts to China will grow by 50% to 100 thousand tons. The Covid-19 pandemic in January 2020 led to the closure of many ...
Source: Fruitnews
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