Nutmeat exports doing all right despite trade tension

U.S. almond and walnut exports moved briskly during Q4 2018. Almond exports totaled 498.5 million pounds (shelled and in-shell basis), which was down less than 1 percent from Q4 2017’s record volume and was 26 percent higher than the five-year average for Q4. The [...]

Almond shipments down 10 percent

Aug-Sep 2018/19 domestic almond shipments, at 117 million pounds, were just shy of last season’s record volume for the first two months of the marketing year, but export shipments of 206 million pounds began 2018/19 down 15 percent year over year. Shipments to China [...]

2018/19 walnut production expected to set record

USDA is projecting 2018/19 California walnut production at 690,000 tons, up 10 percent from 2017/18 and, if realized, just beating the previous record set in 2016/17. Acreage in 2018/19 is estimated at 350,000 bearing acres, with 75.5 trees per acre—the largest and densest acreage [...]