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By the numbers: All about almondsBy the numbers: All about almonds

Despite the California drought, almond sales have increased, and farmers are working to meet the demand. 

NFM Staff

October 30, 2014

1 Min Read
By the numbers: All about almonds

Almond sales have grown exponentially because of the nut’s boasted health benefits and diverse culinary uses. Despite a serious drought in California, the world’s top almond-producing state, production has not slowed. Almond farmers were expected to harvest a record quantity this year as water continued to find its way to this lucrative crop. The stakes are high as farmers work to produce enough almonds to fulfill the growing demand. Here’s a look at almonds and all of their glory.


Percent price increase from
2011 ($1.99 per pound) to
2013 ($2.90 per pound)


2.1 billion

Pounds of almonds that will be harvested this year



Percentage of almonds California supplies for the entire world


Gallons of water it takes to
produce a single almond



Percent of almond production increase since 2013



Percent increase in overall
consumption from the previous year




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