With two months still pending in the official horticultural year, Calfornia almond shipments have created a new record in 2021. This is a Herculean feat because of the trade issues and Covid 19 complications that plagued the global markets throughout this year. According to reports, the California industry has exported over 219 million pounds of almond shipments in May. This brings the total for this crop year to a whopping 2.45 billion pounds.
Almonds are grown in the south of Australia, with the majority of production occurring along the Murray River downstream of Swan Hill. The industry has a strong export market focus, with 1.3 tonnes sold overseas for every tonne sold domestically. The majority of these nuts are
cracked and sold in kernel form.
For the year ending June 2020:
1. 158,714 tonnes of almonds (in-shell weight) was produced, with a kernel weight equivalent of 111,100 tonnes.
2. The value of production was worth $954.0 million while the wholesale value of almonds in-shell and kernel supply was $561.2 million.
3. 42% of Australian households purchased packaged products, buying an
average of 412 g per shopping trip.
4. The supply per capita of in-shell and kernel almonds was 1.9 kg, based on the volume supplied.
Due to the demand for almonds, Calfornia exports its goods to over 100 countries across the world. In fact, the export growth has increased by over 30% in the last year. Moreover, a huge number of shipments were carried out in many markets. India is a major part of this record-breaking success.
Some of the major areas where they are produced are the Swan Region, Adelaide, Sunraysia, Adelaide and the Riverland.