World peanut production in 2018/19 is forecasted at over 37.1 million MT (in-shell basis), slightly down from the previous season as the top producing countries are expecting lower crops. However, average yield is foreseen to be higher in China owing to increased planting of high-yielding varieties. Harvest outputs in the US are indicating high yields and quality as well.
The estimated world production of dried fruit in 2017/18 reached more than 3 million MT and it is forecasted to be risen by 5% in 2018/19, amounting to over 3.1 million MT. In relative terms, table dates, dried grapes and sweetened dried cranberries are expected to register the greatest growth (8%, 7% and 6% respectively).
|World Nut and Dried Fruit Production||2018/19 Forecast (Metric Tons)|
|Raisins, Sultanas & Currants||1,303,600|
|Dried Cranberries (sweetened)||201,666|
1Kernel basis, except pistachios which are in-shell basis.