The 2016 Australian macadamia crop is on track to reach 46,750 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (50,000 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture) and Bundaberg is set to become the largest macadamia growing region by the end of the year, announced the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS) today in its third forecast.
Macadamias represent the very essence of Australia – the soil, the climate and the seasons. This native Australian nut has become a global success story, and with good reason. Nothing compares to its texture, its taste or its health benefits. And nothing compares to the commitment of Australian growers to produce the world’s finest nut.
The Australian Macadamia Society is the peak industry body of over 600 Australian members representing all facets of the macadamia industry in Australia. Whilst the majority of members are growers, membership also includes such diverse occupations as processors, administrators, business people, investors, marketers, consultants, researchers, engineers, teachers and other macadamia enthusiasts. It is estimated that 70% of Australian growers are members of the Society and that they produce 85% of the Australian annual production. The AMS was founded with the objectives of promoting and coordinating all aspects of the industry, to encourage free exchange of ideas and information and to foster goodwill among members.
Christmas comes early for Aussie macadamia growers with China-Australia FTA
Christmas has come early for Australia’s 650+ macadamia growers, with the news that the 24% tariff on macadamia imports from Australia to its largest trading partner China will now be removed over the next four years.