Chile: Tree Nuts Annual
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For marketing year (MY) 2022/23, Post estimates 165,000 metric tons (MT) of walnut production, a 7.8 percent increase from MY 2021/22 following an increase in area planted and higher yields. Walnut exports are projected at 162,500 MT in-shell basis, which represents a 7.6 percent increase over MY2021/22. For MY 2022/23, Post projects that almond production will total 11,400 MT, a 3.6 percent increase from MY 2021/22, based on increasing area planted and growing yields. Almond exports will total 8,250 MT, a 3.1 percent increase from MY 2021/22. Chilean almond consumption is expected reach 7,900 metric tons. The United States remains Chile’s top supplier of almonds with a 98 percent market share. Post projects that high logistics costs and port delays will persist in MY 2022/23.