Almond - Production

Production

The world produced 2.51 million tonnes of almonds in 2010 according to Food and Agriculture Organization, with United States the largest producer at 1.41 million tonnes. The table below presents other significant producers.

Top Ten Almond with Shell Producers
in 2010
Country Production
(million tonnes)
Yields
(ton/hectare)
USA 1.41 4.85
Spain 0.22 4.08
Iran 0.16 0.93
Morocco 0.10 0.98
Italy 0.086 1.11
Syria 0.073 1.64
Tunisia 0.063 0.32
Turkey 0.055 3.23
Algeria 0.044 1.47
China 0.038 3.1
World Total 2.51 1.5

Spain has one of the most diverse commercial cultivars of almonds. It is grown in Spain's Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, the Balearic Islands, Andalusia, and Aragón regions. In Greece, most of the production comes from the region of Magnesia at the area of Almyros. The most cultivating types of almonds in Greece are ferragnes and Texas (mission) which are known for their sweet taste and premium quality. Because of its quality, it is used as a luxury nut. In Turkey, most of the production comes from the Aegean, Marmara, and Mediterranean regions.

In the United States, production is concentrated in California, with almonds being California's third leading agricultural product and its top agricultural export in 2008. and 100% of the U.S. commercial supply. The United States is the dominant supplier of almonds. In 2011, the country exported about 637,000 metric tons, valued at US$2.8 billion. Almonds were mostly exported as shelled almonds (70%), with the remainder being either unshelled or processed.

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