Below are the April ’11 almond industry shipment numbers. Record shipments all the way around! Domestic shipments of 39.9 mm lbs is +7% over last April shipments of 37.3 mm lbs.. Export had a tremendous month of 86.4 mm lbs or +26% ahead of previous April shipments of 68.4 mm lbs. Total industry shipments were 126.4 mm lbs represent a +20% increase over previous year. Of the 18 mm lb increase shipments in export, Western Europe accounted for 11mm lbs..
Momentum is strong as we approach the June ’11 new crop estimate. Please continue to send any inquiries to my office for a reply.