World tree nut output forecast higher at 5.7 million tonnes in 2023-24

Global nut production in 2023-24 is expected to reach 5.7 million tonnes (kernel basis, excluding unshelled pistachios), up 5 percent from the previous season.

Although it is still emerging to forecast the final results, it is mentioned that crop yields of almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts, hazelnuts and walnuts are expected to remain mostly flat or slightly higher than the previous season. Pistachios and macadamias are expected to increase by 37 percent and 9 percent from 2022 to 23, respectively, while Amazonian (Brazil) nuts and pine nuts are expected to have lower yields this season, the 40th World Congress of Nuts and Dried Fruits held in London reported.

Citing early estimates at the just-concluded 40th World Nut and Dried Fruit Conference in London, industry leaders indicated that global peanut production in 2023-24 is expected to be around 51 million tonnes (on a shell basis), up four percent from a year ago. 2022-23. Global production of dried fruits in 2023-2024 is expected to reach 3.2 million tons, an increase of seven percent from 2022 to 23, as production is expected to increase for dates (22 percent), plums (21 percent) and dried figs (14) percent).

The meeting also emphasized the need to create worldwide demand through innovative new product concepts, which was the main theme throughout the conference. There has also been discussion of how the industry can come together to increase consumption globally. It was also announced that next year’s INC (International Nut and Dried Fruit Council) conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada from May 8-10.

Indian purchase

said Pratap Nair, INC Board Member Business line This year INC will start a major publication program in India, highlighting proven studies from prestigious institutions around the world, on the health benefits of nut consumption. The program will start in the next two months. The multi-country campaign is completely digital and will be promoted through social media platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, etc.

According to him, Indian consumption of dried fruits and nuts is still strong. “We expect a 7-8 percent annual increase in consumption in the next ten years.”

The United Kingdom’s consumption of nuts, excluding pistachios in their shells, is estimated to be around 75,000 tonnes annually which places it among the top 15 countries in the world for nut consumption.