Container shortage impacts almond & walnut shipments

Net U.S. almond shipments in January were about 194.3 million pounds, shelled and inshell, down 24 percent from December and down over 12 percent YOY. Exports of 135.5 million pounds were down 9 percent YOY and accounted for nearly three-quarters of all shipments. Cumulative [...]

Almond shipments down month to month

Net U.S. almond shipments in December were about 256.9 million pounds, shelled and in-shell, down over 2 percent from November but up nearly 25 percent from December 2019. Exports of 196.1 million pounds were up 32 percent YOY and accounted for just over three-quarters [...]

Weak dollar helping boost commodity prices

This past week’s Fed meeting and comments from Chairman Powell hinted at continued low-interest rates and a dovish stance to help the economy regain its footing in the current COVID-19 environment. Historically low-interest rates have already made an impact on the economy via a [...]

Almond & walnut exports show strength YOY

According to the Position Report for November, domestic shipments of shelled and in-shell almonds were 60.7 million pounds, down 5 percent from last November. Export shipments, at 175.19 million pounds in November, rose 1 percent YOY. Net total shipments were 235.89 million pounds, down [...]

October almond & walnut exports rose YOY

According to the Position Report for October, domestic shipments of shelled and in-shell almonds were 62.55 million pounds, down a little over 8 percent from October 2018. U.S. almond export shipments, at 202.95 million pounds in October, rose over 13 percent YOY. Net total [...]

Record California almond production in the works

For the second year in a row, California almond growers are expected to set a production record. Currently, there are nearly 1.2 million bearing almond acres in California, with yield expected to be 2,140 pounds per acre. Together, these factors lead USDA to estimate [...]

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 [...]

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