In 2019, the value of U.S. tree nut exports to the world was $9.1 billion, a 7 percent increase over 2018. The top three markets, accounting for 51 percent of sales, were the EU, India, and Canada, at $3.1 billion, $823 million, and $696 million, respectively. While tree nut exports to Hong Kong, Japan, and Mexico declined by 34 percent, 4 percent, and 7 percent, respectively in 2019, this was more than offset by increases in sales to the EU, India, and China. Although almonds, pistachios, and walnuts all saw reduced output due to lower yields in 2019, almond and pistachio exports gained over the previous year. U.S. exports continue to dominate the global almond, pistachio, and walnut markets despite disruptions due to tariffs and restrictive phytosanitary requirements. The breakout of 2019 tree nut exports were 54 percent almonds ($4.9 billion), 22 percent pistachios ($2.0 billion), 14 percent walnuts ($1.3 billion), 5 percent pecans ($475 million), 4 percent ‘mixed & other nuts’ ($350 million), and 1 percent hazelnuts ($90 million).
USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in tree nuts, can be found in the Tree Nuts: World Markets and Trade report.