Australian almond industry statistics and data collection 2020-2022 (AL19005)
What’s it all about?
This project collects industry statistics and makes them readily available to almond 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…
- Production of the annual statistics report, Almond Insights, incorporating the project’s annual planting surveys
- Annual crop forecasts, available through the Almonds Australia website
- Monthly export position reports, with the latest export reports available on the industry website here
- The ongoing collection of domestic and international almond statistics, disseminated through the In A Nutshell industry newsletter.
This iteration of the project follows on from the previously funded Almond industry statistics and data collection 2017-2019 (AL16003).
The 2020/21 Australian Almond Insights publication was completed and distributed. Download here.
The annual crop forecast for 2022 of 148,000 kernel tonnes was released in the Almond Insights publication. The 2022 estimate was released in August 2021, to the Almond Board of Australia’s members and wider stakeholders subscribing to communications.
Six export position reports were compiled and distributed for almond export statistics, with each report sent via eblast to an ‘opt-in’ mailing list. Reports were distributed from July 2021 to December 2021.
Statistical data has supported a range of media engagement over the period, including storm damage that was experienced in various growing regions, especially the Riverland and Adelaide Plains.
Industry database updated from statistical and data collection activities
The data from the 2020 survey has been entered into the almond industry database which has allowed a projection of future annual crops to be developed. Based on current average yields for tree ages 1-6 years, the current productive capacity once trees are mature will be 180,000 tonnes by 2025, an increase of 56,000 tonnes on the 2021 crop estimated to be 124,000 tonnes.
Further crop projections to 2030 have been produced based on conservative estimated future plantings that indicate production will reach a minimum of 200,000 tonnes by the end of the decade with possibilities of a significantly larger crop.
Annual almond planting survey conducted
The 2020 Australian Almond Planting Survey has been distributed to Australian almond growers in September 2020 with results from the survey entered into the Almond Industry Database to compile the 2020/21 edition of the Australian almond statistics publication, Almond Insights.
Monthly position report released
Six reports capturing data on export statistics were compiled and distributed from January to June 2021. Access the most recent position reports on the Australian Almonds website.
- The 2019 Australian Almond Planting Survey has been distributed to registered Australian almond growers and results from the survey have been entered into the Almond Industry Database to compile the 2019/20 edition of the Australian almond statistics publication, Almond Insights.
- The survey question surrounding current orchard acreages and tree ages allowed a projection of future annual crops to be developed. This projection was based on current average yields for tree ages 1-6 years and indicates the current productive capacity once trees are mature will be 175,000 tonnes by 2025, an increase of 64,000 tonnes or 58% on the 2020 crop.
- Further crop projections to 2030 have been produced based on estimated future plantings and indicate production will reach a minimum of 190,000 tonnes by the end of the decade or if current improvements in yields per hectare continue then a 2030 crop of 230,000 tonnes may be grown. These forecasts have highlighted the urgent need to increase processing capacity and continue to invest in market development.
- Five monthly export position reports were produced from December 2019 to April 2020 which detail almond market export rates and analysis. These reports can be found via the Australian Almond website.
See the 2019/20 Almond Insights report to give a statistical insight into industry activities.
View the monthly export position reports, available
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Almond Fund