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Almond industry statistics and data collection 2017-2019 (AL16003)

Key research provider: Almond Board of Australia

What’s it all about? 

This project collects industry statistics and makes them readily available to growers and other industry stakeholders. This information is intended to allow almond businesses and the broader industry to make timely and effective decisions in planning and resource prioritisation.

Specific activities include…

The 2017/18 edition of Almond Insights was released in late August 2018 and can be downloaded here.

Some key statistics from the new report:

  • 2017 crop production was 79,461 tonnes based on kernel weight – down from 2016 and reported as being influenced by poor pollination, frost, and pest and disease issues

  • New plantings totalled 3546 hectares in 2017

  • Current orchard area is 39,662 hectares, with more than 11.5 million trees 

  • 46 per cent of all trees planted are Nonpareil

  • 27 per cent of orchard plantings are not yet bearing, while 30 per cent have yet to fully mature

  • Almond export value for the 2017/18 marketing year totalled $429 million, with 54,343 tonnes exported.

See the 2016/17 Almond Insights report here. Completed in June 2017, key statistics from the report include:

  • 2016 crop production was 82,333 tonnes based on kernel weight

  • 4904 hectares were planted in 2016, an increase of 15.8 per cent

  • Current orchard area is 35,886 hectares, with over 10 million trees

  • Almond export value for 2016 marketing year was $434 million.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Almond Fund