Based on data from our trusted Handlers, the anticipated harvest comprises an impressive 77,532
tonnes of dry nut-in-shell, boasting a moisture content of 1.5%. What makes this projection even more
impressive is its 12.6% increase compared to the crop yield of 2022.
Lizel Pretorius, CEO of SAMAC, did note a decrease of 4,024 tonnes from the initial forecast at
the beginning of the year. She attributed this adjustment to the challenges posed by excessive
rainfall during the first quarter in our macadamia-growing regions.
“This weather condition made it challenging for growers to access their orchards, and a shortage
of sunlight negatively affected bee pollination and photosynthesis,“ she stated.
Nevertheless, the South African macadamia industry has exhibited remarkable resilience in the
face of various challenges, which include weather-related obstacles, pest and disease pressures,
and economic uncertainties.
The dedication of South African macadamia farmers to producing high-quality nuts has been
a key factor in maintaining South Africa’s prominent position in the global macadamia market.
Lizel anticipates that South Africa is nearing the conclusion of its harvest season and envisions
that crop figures should remain relatively stable.
|Production||Increase in tonnes||% growth from the|
|from the previous||previous year|
|2010||28 428||4 921||20,9%|
|2011||30 068||1 640||5,8%|
|2012||34 571||4 503||15,0%|
|2013||37 500||2 929||8,5%|
|2014||44 890||7 390||19,7%|
|2015||46 000||1 110||2,5%|
|2017||44 610||6 610||17,4%|
|2018||56 550||11 940||26,8%|
|2019||59 050||2 500||4,4%|
|2021||53 585||4 660||9.5%|
|2022||68 840||15 255||28.5%|
|2023||77 532||8 692||12,6%|
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