The growing spending power of China’s middle class and its increasing interest in healthy food are creating good conditions for exports of Californian almonds, said Richard Waycott, chief executive officer of the Almond Board of California. Waycott told China Daily on Tuesday [23 May 2017] that the total volume of California’s almond exports to China reached 58.97 million kilograms [58,970 MTs] this year to date, an increase of 21 percent year-on-year…Full Article: China Daily May 2017

Key Point

  • From 2012 to mid-2017, approximately 75% of almonds in China originated from the USA.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In 2016, China produced approximately 50,000 MTs of almonds (in-shell). The bulk of production takes place in Xinjiang Region, western China.
  • From 2014 to 2016, Chinese (incl. Hong Kong and Macau) imports of in-shell almonds increased from 39,775 MTs to 62.326 MTs. Over the same time period, Chinese imports of shelled almonds (kernels) increased from 23,359 MTs to 43,083 MTs. The majority of China’s almond imports (both in-shell and kernel) were imported via Hong Kong.

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