Tree Nuts

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).

More information from the 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

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.

Data & Analysis

April 26, 2021
On April 1, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) suspended a mandatory aflatoxin inspection regime imposed on walnuts from the United States and other exporting countries.
April 5, 2021
The 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.
March 17, 2021
Renewed market opportunities arise for U.S. almonds exports to Algeria following the adjustment of the import ban implemented by the Government of Algeria on July 12, 2020.
February 19, 2021
This biannual report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in tree nuts.