The INC is pleased to announce the publication of the eighth issue of the Statistical Yearbook (2017/2018), gathering the most relevant statistical data on production, trade and consumption of nuts and dried fruits from the last decade up to the 2017/18 season.
The yearbook includes overall estimations and trends on world production, consumption and value of nuts and dried fruits, as well as a thorough ad hoc chapter for each nut and dried fruit featuring the main producing, exporting, importing and consuming volumes, globally and by country of 15 products: almonds, Brazil (Amazonia) nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, dates, dried apricots, dried figs, dried grapes and prunes.
As observed throughout the last decade, world production and consumption of tree nuts, peanuts and dried fruits keep trending positively. World tree nut production amounted to ca. 1.2 million metric tons in 2017/18, up by 42% compared to 10 year ago levels. Similarly, peanut production was increased by 43% from 2007/2008, totaling over 45.3 million MT. In turn, global dried fruit production added up to over 2.8 million MT, raised by 30% from the 2007/08 amount. Likewise, consumption has raised by 54% in tree nuts; 26% in peanuts and 16% in dried fruits, respectively.
The book is available online and printed copies will be distributed to the INC members.