DeshidratadosSep. 30, 2021
Nueces: sobre 126 mil MT se estima producción de la Unión Europea
For several years, France was the top walnut European Union producer but is now in second place behind Romania. The forecast for 2021 area harvested is two percent above the 2020 figure, although this still does not compensate for the 2019 tree losses due to extreme wind and hail events. The 2021 harvest should be a successful one (on average for the south-west but above average in the South-East), increasing by 14 percent .
In the south-west regions, significant weather variations led to a drop in volumes and the 2020 harvest was marked by a high rate of waste (worm-eaten, hollow, burnt nuts). In contrast, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, production conditions were much better than in 2019. The 2020 harvest is higher than 2019, but below the five-year average. Over the past two years, the two producing regions have been alternatively hit by weather events, impacting production numbers negatively.
USDA/september 29, 2021