The Latest Statistics on Almond Supply

California Almond Crop Projected to Increase

In July, Almond Board of California (ABC) announced findings from the California Almond Objective Measurement Report, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service. The Objective Report is the second and final forecast of almond production annually, providing almond growers and handlers information about the projected harvest size to direct business decisions for the year.

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

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  1. 2015 Almond Acreage Report. USDA-NASS. April 2016.

  2. California Almond Objective Measurement Report. July 6, 2016.

  3. Almond Almanac. Almond Board of California. 1990-94, 2000-14.