2020 Australian macadamia crop forecast unchanged

The 2020 Australian macadamia crop remains on track to reach the forecast 36,500 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (39,000 tonnes at 10% moisture), announced the industry’s peak body, the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) today.

Harvest started slightly later this year, but is now well progressed in all growing regions, reports the AMS.

“Harvest conditions have been largely favourable, and kernel recoveries are increasing, which is to be expected at this stage of the season,” says AMS CEO Jolyon Burnett.

Mr. Burnett said the Australian macadamia industry has adapted to restrictions presented by Covid-19 and in doing so has been able to continue its operations during the pandemic.

“Processing and shipping of the new season crop is underway.”

The latest Australian macadamia industry crop estimate is based on forecast intake provided by the Australian Macadamia Handlers Association (AMHA) to the end of April.

The AMHA represents 97.5% of production in Australia.

Further crop reports will be provided in July and September, and the final figure for the 2020 crop will be announced by the AMS in early December.

For further information contact:  
Lynne Ziehlke
Market Development Manager Australian Macadamias   
Phone: +61 488 032 248 or 1800 262 426 (Aust) or +61 2 6622 4933   

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