By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 23 Jan 2014 • 11:20
Almond Blossom was affected by frosts and rain last year
THE dried fruit sector in the province of Almeria last year harvested 6,600 tonnes of almonds.
This was a significant reduction in output of 25.7 per cent on the previous year. However, the fall in the volume of the product has increased its value by 66 per cent reaching a price of €1.70 per kilo. This price is almost twice the average price achieved in the last five years.
The total value of almond production in the province amounted to €11.34 million, some 23.5 per cent more than in 2012. The decline in the almond crop in 2013, according to the territorial delegate of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, Jose Manuel Ortiz, “is due to a number of circumstances, such as frost in February and March, continuous rains prevented blooming at the time of flowering, and the depletion of some plantations, following droughts in previous years,has all resulted in the decline in average yields”.
The almond is the crop that occupies the most space in the province, mostly distributed between the regions of Alto Almanzora and Los Velez.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.