Category: Almond Market Updates

Demand Growth Continues to Surprise Industry

This year, California will successfully absorb an almond crop that is 400 million pounds larger than the industry has ever grown. To put this increase in perspective, it is similar in size to the entire California pistachio or walnut crops. Demand growth continues to surprise the industry. In April,...

Subjective Estimate for 2012 Almond Crop Released

The initial subjective estimate released today by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) for the 2012 California almond crop is 2 billion pounds, in line with market expectations. The new crop is estimated to be 1.5 percent below 
last year’s record production of 2.03 billion pounds. This year’s...

NASS Almond Acreage Update

The USDA/NASS released their 2011 California almond acreage report on Thursday, April 26, 2012. California’s 2011 almond acreage is estimated at 835,000 acres, up 1 percent from the 2010 acreage of 825,000. Of the total acreage for 2011, 760,000 acres were bearing and 75,000 acres were non-bearing. Preliminary bearing...

Welcome to Almond Insights

Welcome! I’m Mark Jansen, President and CEO of Blue Diamond Growers, the largest provider of almonds worldwide. I’m thrilled to share my point of view with you on almond market updates from around the world—and of course, from the orchards right here in California. Over the past decade, the...

March Shipments Set New Record

This week’s release of March shipment data once again surprised the industry on the high side. Shipments for March 2012 grew 32%, totaling 172.5 million pounds, a new record for March. Year-to-date totals are at 1.343 billion pounds, a 15% increase over the same period last year. Almond demand...

February Shipments Sets New Record

Industry shipments for February 2012 established a new record for the month, totaling 149.9 million pounds, beating the previously monthly record set last year by 29.5%. Year-to-date totals through February are at 1.171 billion pounds, a 13% increase over the same period last year. Domestic shipments for February totaled...