INC Global Statistical Update 10.11.2023
As of September 30, 2023, the Almond Board of California documented receipts of 625.4 million pounds (approximately 283,700 metric tons) in kernel weight. The total shipments for the 2022/23 year mark the third-highest in history, reaching 2.565 billion pounds (around 1.163 million metric tons).
The initial Chinese crop estimate of 1.45 million metric tons (in-shell basis) was adjusted down to 1.35 million metric tons, due to the widespread impact of frost in the primary producing regions. Additionally, the USDA has reduced the 2023/24 Californian crop estimate to 760,000 short tons (689,460 metric tons) following a revision of producing acres to 375,000 (approximately 151,800 hectares).
Raisins, Sultanas and Currants
The 2023/24 Turkish dried grape production, revised by the Aegean Exporters' Association, is now reported at 206,300 metric tons, a 36% decrease from 2022/23, mainly attributed to the impact of heavy rainfalls during the harvest period. Conversely, China anticipates an 11% increase in production in 2023 compared to the previous year, with both Chinese Sultanas and green raisins exhibiting excellent quality due to favourable cool weather conditions.