In 2021, the European Union imported US$7.1 billion worth of tree nuts from the world. The United States, with $2.5 billion, is the largest supplier, accounting for 35% of total EU imports. Although the Covid-19 health crisis and global logistical issues and delays reduced US exports of tree nuts to the EU in 2020 and 2021, the level of imports are up 20% in the first half of 2022. Greater awareness of the health benefits of tree nuts continues to increase consumer demand year-round, although the current high levels of inflation may have an impact on such high value products. Hence, manufacturers are developing creative products and packaging to attract new and traditional consumers.
Thu 20/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson