Tree Nut and Dried Fruit Productions add up to 5 million and 3.2 million metric tons, respectively
The INC has released its latest Global Statistical Review with 2021/2022 production forecast updates on tree nuts, peanuts and dried fruits.
With the United States expecting a shorter crop, almond world production is forecasted down from 2020/21. Similarly, due to the top pistachio producers—U.S., Iran, and Turkey—experiencing good “off years,” total crop is also forecasted lower than the previous season. Global walnut production is anticipated to end up slightly below 2020/21 levels, as China is expecting an average crop and California a shorter one, following last season’s record. A smaller crop of Brazil nuts is also anticipated. Cashew, hazelnut, and macadamia 2021/22 crops are foreseen to end up between 3 and 7 percent up from last season, while the biggest increment is observed for pine nuts, mainly due to larger crops in China and Russia.
World peanut production is expected to amount to about 50.5 M MT, 2 percent up from 2020/21, with larger crops expected for Nicaragua (14%), Brazil (9%), Nigeria (8%), China (4%), U.S. (2%) and India (1%).
The world production of dried fruit in 2021/22 has been forecasted at around 3.17 M MT, a growth of 6 percent compared to 2020/21, as production is expected to increase significantly for prunes and dates and slightly for dried grapes (raisins, Sultanas, and currants) and dried cranberries. Prune production is expected to recover in the U.S. and Serbia, as well as in Chile and Argentina, which are anticipating a better 2022 harvest. Date production is expected to grow in all origins due to expanding new plantations in North Africa and the Middle East.