The Latest Statistics on Almond Supply
California Almond Crop Projected to Increase
Based on 900,000 bearing acres, the objective forecast for the 2016/2017 crop is 2.05 billion meat pounds. The 2016 California Almond crop is forecast to surpass 2 billion pounds for the first time since 2013.2
- This growth follows a 20-year trend in which California Almond acreage has doubled, matching increasing global demand for heart-healthy, nutrient-rich almonds.
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California Almonds account for 99% of domestic almond supply and produces more than 80% of the world’s supply.1
This year’s almond crop growth reflects growers’ commitment to innovation and sustainable new technologies that reap the most from every drop of water, safeguarding precious natural resources.
- Since 1994, almond growers have reduced the amount of water it takes to grow a pound of almonds by 33%.3
- By investing in the best management of inputs like fertilizer and outputs like almond trees’ co-products, including hulls, shells and woody materials, almond growers are moving toward the possibility of their industry being carbon neutral or even carbon negative.1
2015 Almond Acreage Report. USDA-NASS. April 2016.
California Almond Objective Measurement Report. July 6, 2016.
Almond Almanac. Almond Board of California. 1990–94, 2000–14.