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Pecan Market Remains Firm Even With Record Mexican Imports - 07/25/17
Yesterday’s release of the July Cold Storage figures contained nothing that should dramatically change current market pricing.  While overall inventories increased slightly over the same period a year ago, this is probably due to the record amount of...
USDA Releases Final 2016 Pecan Crop Estimate - 268.77 Million Pounds (Inshell Basis) - 06/28/17
The USDA released their annual Noncitrus Fruit and Nuts 2016 Summary a few weeks early this year.  Based on their survey figures, they estimate the 2016 crop to have been 268.77 million pounds, inshell basis, up from their October estimate of 262.7...
Tri-State Growers Forecast 292 Million Pound 2017 Pecan Crop as Consumption Continues to be Stronger than Expected - 06/23/17
The past few weeks have been full of good news for the pecan industry.  Overall exports are up, overall exports to China are up, meat sales to China are up, and even with high pecan prices, overall pecan shipments continue to be good.  Further, while...
Domestic Pecan Consumption Continues to Shrink in the Face of Increased Demand From China - 05/22/17
Based on today’s release of the April Cold Storage Holdings, as well as currently available data, it would appear that overall pecan consumption is only down about 7%.  When one considers current pricing levels, and the fact that the industry lost about...
2016 Mexican Crop Sets New Record as China's Appetite for Shelled Pecans Contiues to Increase - 05/08/17
Back in September, during their annual meeting, the Mexican pecan growers projected a 2016 crop of approximately 270 million pounds.  After two consecutive years of record crops, many within the industry greeted the estimate with skepticism even though...
While Pecan Shipments Continue to be Good, US Domestic Consumption Continues to Fall - 04/04/17
On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the National Pecan Sheller’s Association estimated the 2016 US Pecan Crop to be 286.7 million pounds (inshell basis).  Based on their figures, this is how the US supply shapes up: 2016 Carry-In...
Pecan Prices Remain Firm Even With Near-Record Cold Storage Holdings - 02/28/17
This past Thursday, the USDA released the January Cold Storage figures.  As has been the case for the past several months, supplies are still running well ahead of last year; 284.8 million pounds vs. 260.9 million pounds (inshell basis). While prices...
USDA Releases December Cold Storage Data-Record Inventories & Record Prices - 01/25/17
As the harvest slowly concludes in both Mexico and the US, demand continues to be good. As expected, exports to China were good through November; up approximately 40% over the same period a year ago.  Further, overall exports were also up.  However, all...
November Cold Storage Holdings; the Second Largest for a November Ever - 12/23/16
Based on the October FAS export figures, overall consumption continues to be down; currently running about 11% below the same period a year ago. The report also shows that shipments to China were down.  However, because the harvest started so late, that...
The Data Doesn't Seem to Justify the Current Pecan Market Feeding Frenzy - 12/09/16
  For those of have been scratching their heads as to the current condition of the pecan market, you are not alone. With current market prices at or near record levels, and what appears to be a feeding frenzy going on in the orchards, both the Growers...

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