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Market Report November 2018

Market Report November 2018 The Almond Board of California released the October position report. Following a disappointingly weak September report, the market quieted and pricing softened a month ago. The few cent loss quickly recouped as activity resumed. Pricing softened slightly again about 10 days ago as more sellers entered the market, but activity picked…

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Update 29.10.18

Update 29.10.18 As you probably know, Alfrus was present with its own booth at recent Sial 2018 in Paris (Oct 21 – 25). Our show turned out to be successful beyond our own expectations given the large number of visitors we have received this year. Among others, we also had the opportunity to meet with…

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Market Report October 2018

Market Report October 2018 The Almond Board released the September position report for the 2018 crop today. Receipts are off versus same time last year by -1.29%, which may not seem like much if not for the estimate stating a much larger crop coming…logic indicates we should be receiving more tonnage as a result. Shipments:…

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Market Report September 2018

Market Report September 2018 The Almond Board released the first month position report for the 2018 crop today. Carry over from the 2017 crop will be revised to 359.0 million pounds. The numbers that the August Position Report contains each year can be a bit hard to interpret due to the harvest and new crop…

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Update 07.09.18

Update 07.09.18 Europe must import 285,000 tons and no other almond growing region produces over 100,000 tons. • European market and processors are highly dependent on supply from California to meet the market demand. • The supply of sweet almonds in Europe does not meet the total consumer demand and no alternative supply is available…

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Market Report August 2018

Market Report August 2018 The Almond Board released its final monthly position report for the 2017 crop year. Crop receipts finished at 2.26 billion pounds, 10 million pounds above the objective estimate. The industry had been expecting slightly lower shipments in July due to the limited remaining inventories combined with the political/economic landscape with the…

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Market Report July 2018

Market Report July 2018 The Almond Board released its monthly position report Thursday July 12, 2018. What follows is a summary of assumptions and details collected throughout the California Almond growers/packers’ community. Shipments: June shipments reflect the lack of supply left and pricing pressure as shipments slow to 156.8M lbs., down -11.5 % over prior…

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Update 12.07.18

Update 12.07.18 While we are all waiting for the upcoming June Shipment Report, to be disclosed later today, I have just received the following Almond Report which I am happy to share with our partners. CURRENT ISSUES The subjective estimate came out in June and was set at 2.3 billion lbs. The Objective estimate came…

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Market Report June 2018

Market Report June 2018 The Almond Board of California released the May 2018 position report May shipments were 158.3 million lbs. vs. 170.7 million lbs. in 2017 – down 7.3% DEMAND This was the first “down month” since September. The U.S. market remains very solid, up 13% for the month. Exports were off 18% or…

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Market Report May 2018

Market Report May 2018 The Almond Board released its monthly shipment report on Friday May 11, 2018. Crop receipts have topped out at 2,258 billion in April from 2,256 in March, as it continues to trickle in ever closer to 2,260 billion. Shipments: April shipments represent a record at 176.4 Million Lbs., up 16.1% over…

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Update 26.04.18

Update 26.04.18 Yesterday April 25th, NASS released the Almond Acreage Report for 2017. California’s total almond acreage is estimated at 1,330,000 acres, which is up 7% from last year’s estimate of 1,240,000. Of the total acreage for 2017 1,000,000 acres were bearing. Preliminary bearing acres are estimated at 1,070,000 for 2018…. – Continue reading, download…

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Market Report April 2018

Market Report April 2018 After a ten day long tour in California, driving from North, Chico area to South, Bakersfield area, looking at trees, I am happy to share with you, comments and observations collected during our numerous meetings with our packers/partners… – Continue reading, download the PDF document. PDFMarket Report April 2018

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Update 26.02.18

Update 26.02.18 Last Friday and early Saturday morning, all of California Almond areas, north to south, west to east, were hit with a colder, long lasting freeze event, unfortunately, more serious than last Tuesday frost event. The Frost/Freeze in California has been recorded severe so far. It has been the worst episode of cold weather…

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Market Report February 2018

Market Report February 2018 The Almond Board of California has released the February Almond Position Report with record shipments ! The industry had been expecting a strong shipment report for February and it definitely materialized! Most markets were extremely strong for their shipments. New sales during February were 112.6 million pounds. Based on total supply…

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