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05.02.2018

Almond, Pistachio (Italy): production, consumption, export / import. USDA Annual Report

ALMONDS  Table 1: Area (hectares) and Production (metric tons)

2015 2016 2017
Estimates 2015/2016 Estimates 2016/2017 Forecast 2017/2018
Post Data Post Data Post Data
Area Planted (Ha) 58109 58336 57754
Area Harvested (Ha) 57422 57421 56928
Begenning Stocks (Tn) 1000 1000 1000
Production (Tn) 20000 20000 12000
Ending stocks (Tn) 1000 1000 1000

PRODUCTION

Italy is the second largest EU-28 almond producer after Spain. Sicily and Puglia are the main almondproducing areas, accounting together for approximately 88 percent of total supply. Tuono, Pizzuta d'Avola, Fascionello, Filippo Ceo, Fragiulio Grande, Genco, Falsa Barese, Ferragnés are the leading varieties grown in the country. Italy’s marketing year (MY) 2017/18 almond production is forecast to drop by approximately 40 percent compared to the previous campaign due to the summer drought that affected the Italian peninsula. Quality is expected to be good.