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India is now the world’s No 1 almond importer

The health-conscious Indian seems to be gobbling almonds like never before, leading the country to topple China and Spain to emerge as the world’s largest consumer of the nut in recent times. Almond imports into India rose 7 per cent to worth $600 million (about ₹3,900 crore) last year against $560 ...

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Spain: Almond acreage doubles in five years and continues to expand

Interest in the cultivation of almonds continues to grow in Spain due to the global demand for this product, and proof of this is that the acreage planted in Extremadura has doubled over the past five years, reaching 5,160 hectares. And growth continues. The production has increased by 14% from January ...

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Spain: Unjustified drop in almond prices denounced

ASAJA Castile-La Mancha has denounced an unjustified drop in the price of almonds in recent weeks and has urged the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA) to intervene and tackle abusive practices that do so much damage to the whole sector. The reference prices of almonds of the Comuna variety, set ...

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India emerges as the largest importer of US almonds

India has emerged as the largest importer of almonds from the US during August 2016 to February 2017, a senior Almond Board of California official said here today. During the crop year 2015-16, India had stood third behind China and Spain, in terms of such imports from the US at 126 ...

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Strong growth of nut sector worldwide

The global production and consumption of nuts has increased in recent years, mainly in the case of almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and pistachios, with almonds being the most important. In 2015, Spain ranked ninth as a nut producer (behind the United States, Turkey and Iran), standing third in the ranking for ...

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Spain: Almond production set to triple in the medium term

The Spanish production of almonds is expected to double in about three years, and a few years later, it will triple, according to the estimates of the producer organization, Almendrera del Sur, which insisted on the fact that the most important challenge for the growers will be to ensure the ...

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Spain: 20,000 hectares of almonds planted annually

After Garlic crops, which requires producers to invest 8,000 Euro per hectare, almond and pistachio crops are two of the most expensive crops. Planting a hectare of almonds on lands with irrigation systems costs about 5,000 Euro while planting a hectare of pistachio costs around 4,500 Euro (2,500 ...

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Spain: Catalonia expects to produce 30.8% more almonds

The Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Catalonia (FCAC) expects almond production will increase 30.8% on the previous year, from 3,102 tons to 4,056 tons of grain. Tarragona will increase its production by 40.4% (from the 1,490 tons of grain it produced last season to 2,092 tons this ...

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Quiet market for US almonds

“In California, the price buyers are paying for almonds has risen 17 percent since June,” Ewing says. “That contrasts to about a 50-percent cumulative increase in price over the same period that European importers have been paying due to the ...

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World going nuts for Aus almonds

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