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destinations for Australian almonds.
"Suffice to say, we've just seen some unbe-
lievable, significant growth," Mr Ebbage said.
"In terms of our domestic sales, we've been
averaging about 10pc increase on our sales
"Twenty seven per cent of all our exports
go to India. Our single largest region is
Europe at 42pc of our exports, followed by
the Middle East and Africa.
"But I would point out to you that there are
seriously large opportunities in Asia for us.
Only 3pc of our exports go to North East
Asia and 3pc go to South East Asia."
Other speakers included Dr Sze Yen Tan
from the University of South Australia who
spoke on nutrition research and Richard
Waycott of the Almond Board of California
who gave an update from a Californian
Topics such as the use of robotics within
orchards, productivity research and develop-
ment, tree development, food safety, nut
storage, plus pest and disease issues were
The Australian almond crop is forecast to
be a record 78,600 tonnes in 2014.
The gala dinner, which honoured some of
the key industry contributors, was held at the
Richard and Chaseley Ross, executive officer of
the Australian Nut Industry Council.
Melanie Turner, Melpat International.
Peter Henry and
Micron Enviro (Enviromist) sales and operations
director Chris Vasey.
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