DeshidratadosOct. 5, 2021
Nueces/China: helada primaveral daña cosecha de Xinjiang
A spring frost will cut production in Xinjiang, the largest walnut producing province, by 20 percent from last year, but production gains in other major producing provinces, including Yunnan, the second largest walnut producer, are expected to offset the crop losses in Xinjiang. China is the world’s largest walnut producer, with nearly half of global production.
China’s total walnut production will continue to increase in the next few years as more walnut trees mature, but the degree to which these nuts enter commercial channels is dependent on price. China’s total walnut production is unknown but is significantly higher than commercial production. Many walnut trees were planted on slopes, are of unpopular varieties, and are difficult to maintain or mechanically harvest. With low prices, walnut traders believe farmers will not be able to cover the labor cost to harvest these trees.
In southern Xinjiang, however, walnuts are planted on plains and production is largely mechanized. Coupled with improved infrastructure, Xinjiang walnut production has increased rapidly over the past few years and the province will become the most important hub for the Chinese walnut industry.
USDA/29 de Septiembre 2021