Rooted in science and relying on facts, the California Almond industry sees great value in current, accurate and dependable statistics. The figures, reports and maps found on this page together help tell the story of California Almonds – from where the crop is grown, to how much is grown and where it is sold.
Not only that, the reports found here tell the story of the industry at various points of the year. For example, in the NASS Crop and Acreage Reports tab you’ll find the California Almond Forecast, also known as the Almond Subjective Forecast. Based on grower surveys, this report is issued annually in late spring and provides an early estimate of the coming crop. That report is followed annually by the California Almond Objective Measurement Report which is based on in-field measurements of the crop and provides a forecast later in the growing season, closer to harvest. These forecasts can then be compared to actual production and trade statistics in the form of the Almond Board’s monthly position reports and tabulated annually in the Almond Almanac – both can be accessed on the Almond Board Crop Reports tab.
Wondering where almonds are grown? For a visual look, explore the Almond Industry Maps tab where you can access an interactive map that identifies California Almond orchards on a field-by-field basis as well as some interesting analyses of characteristics of those orchards. Visit the Almond Board Crop Reports tab for spatial acreage estimates and see the NASS Crop and Acreage Reports tab for official USDA statistics on how many acres of California farmland grow almonds, as well as analysis by county and almond variety.
Dig in to learn more about the California Almond community and how statistics from a variety of trusted sources work together to give a clear picture of the industry.