The Almond Board of Australia has revised the 2022 Australian crop size down to 138,650 tonnes of saleable product.
The almond industry had forecast a crop of 145,000 before the season earlier this year but ongoing challenges with wet weather across all growing regions has prompted an industry wide review of saleable volumes.
ABA chief executive officer Tim Jackson said ongoing unprecedented rainfall across the south Murray Darling Basin had hampered attempts to complete harvest and reduced the crop potential.
“Getting access to orchards remains an ongoing issue with some growers still trying to complete a harvest that is normally completed by mid May at the very latest,” he said.
The new adjusted figure remains more than 14,000 tonnes higher than the 2021 record sized crop.
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