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News & Analysis

California’s 2021 Almond Production Will Fall Short of Last Year’s Crop by 300-Million Pounds, a New Forecast Predicts

One of the first forecasts of California’s 2021 almond crop was smaller than many market observers expected. The widely anticipated estimate from U.S.-based Terra Nova Trading and U.K.-based GLM Trading, released on April 14, puts California’s 2021 crop at 2.8 billion pounds – 300 million pounds lower than the 3.1-billion-pound current crop.  Packers in California

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Gary Keough on the Challenges of Forecasting California Almond Crops

The annual subjective and objective forecasts of California’s almond crop by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are important reports for the global almond market, used by market stakeholders across the world to determine selling and buying strategies and more.    Ahead of the latest reports, scheduled for release in May and July, Stratamarkets spoke by

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Can China Reclaim Its Spot as California’s Top Almond Export Market?

The headline from the latest Almond Board of California (ABC) position report was record monthly shipments, but data showing a continued increase in exports to China could be a more significant development for the global almond market. Market observers say tariff reductions, a weaker U.S. dollar, and a gradual re-emergence in China from Covid-19 shutdowns

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Bloom is Here. What Will It Tell You?

Traders thrive on price volatility, and in the global almond market, few events can move prices quite like bloom, the period starting soon when almond trees in California produce blossoms for pollination. Market observers see bloom as a crystal ball of sorts – a window into the size of the upcoming almond crop in California

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Shipping Container Shortages Expected to Persist through February, Hapag-Lloyd Says

Shipping constraints at California ports, which have caused logistical headaches for the global almond market, are likely to continue until at least February 2021, according to the shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd AG. Almond exporters, as well as other agricultural exporters, are reporting that the lack of shipping containers is preventing them from sending their product to

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