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Australian Macadamia Society (AMS):

Record Australian macadamia crop announced

Australia’s macadamia growers have produced the largest Australian macadamia crop ever – 48,300 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture (45,100 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture), announced the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) today.

The final 2015 crop figure represents a 10 percent increase on last year’s crop. Approximately 25 percent of the crop (13,100 tonnes @ 10% moisture / 12,250 tonnes @ 3.5% moisture) has been sold as in-shell and kernel production is 10,500 tonnes.

In addition, processing companies are reporting good kernel quality overall despite some regional variations. AMS Chief Executive Officer Jolyon Burnett attributed the excellent result to good, dry harvest conditions, a long harvest season which continued well into September, and strong global pricing.



“Growers were able to continually harvest throughout the season unimpeded by bad weather,” says Mr. Burnett. “A high percentage of the total crop has been harvested because strong prices provided the incentive for growers to conduct an additional ‘late harvest’ pick-up.”

Mr. Burnett says the Australian industry is seeing unprecedented levels of investment from both growers and processors.

For more information:
Nyree Epplett
Australian Macadamia Society
Tel: +61 2 6622 4933
Fax: +61 2 6622 4932
Email: nyree.epplett@macadamias.org
www.australian-macadamias.org

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