The 2023 Australian macadamia crop forecast has been revised down by 11% from 60,000 tonnes in-shell to 53,160 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture (from 64,400 to 57,000 tonnes in-shell at 10% moisture), announced the peak industry body, the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS), today.
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Macadamia consumption does not lead to weight gain and may have other positive benefits on cardiometabolic risk factors for overweight and obese adults. These were the findings of a study that was recently published in The Journal of Nutritional Science1.
The last three years have delivered seismic shifts. From the global pandemic and climate crisis to slowing economies, we’ve seen ripples created across many aspects of human life that are impacting consumer needs.
The Australian macadamia industry’s commitment to ongoing consumer research stretches back many years, with the insights gained helping to shape our international marketing strategy. For our latest research project we have taken a different approach to previous studies, both in terms of the research methodology and the way the findings are being delivered.
The taste and texture of nuts have long made them a popular addition to snacks, meals and a host of manufactured food and beverage products. What is increasingly clear is that nuts not only taste great, they’re also great for you.
When it comes to developing delicious retail products with macadamias, Nutworks has cemented itself as a leader. Having entered the Australian macadamia industry in the mid-1990s, Nutworks has achieved success manufacturing and retailing its value-added macadamias thanks to the popularity of its online store and bricks and mortar retail outlet on the Sunshine Coast – one of Australia’s macadamia growing regions.
The 2023 Australian macadamia crop is predicted to reach 60,000 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (64,400 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture), according to a climate-based forecast produced using scientific modelling developed by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.*
There’s no denying that a lot transpired in 2022. There were plenty of sobering moments with extreme weather events, war, and rising inflationary pressures, accompanied by the continued emergence of new covid strains. Fortunately there were bright moments too, with people reunited thanks to easing international travel restrictions, and the excitement delivered by the FIFA World Cup.
It’s always fascinating to review the new products featuring macadamias that we’ve unearthed throughout the year, and we’re excited to share the list of our most exciting discoveries for 2022.
The 2022 global crop is forecast to finish at 300,213 tonnes @ 3.5% moisture, up from 241,420 tonnes in 2021. All origins except Hawaii are reporting an increase in production compared to last year, with the largest increases coming from South Africa and China.
Australian macadamia growers have recovered from the record rains and flooding in NSW and South East Queensland earlier this year to produce a higher than anticipated crop of 52,974 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (56,800 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture).
AusMac, the Australian macadamia industry conference, returned to Australia’s Gold Coast this month after two years of pandemic-related postponements. With more than 700 delegates spanning all sectors of the industry, it was the largest conference ever hosted and provided a highly anticipated opportunity to network, learn, and get up to speed on everything from global macadamia production and marketing to the latest in agri-tech and regenerative agriculture.