Bulgaria is a growing market for tree nuts, especially for almonds and walnuts. The country is a net importer of almonds which is the leading premium nut on the market and enjoys stable and increasing demand. The Unites States is the main supplier for the market through direct and indirect shipments. Following a temporary decline in MY2014/15, Bulgarian almond imports rebounded in MY2015/16. The latest trade data for January-April 2016 shows Bulgarian shelled almond imports growth of 39 percent to U.S. $1.6 million and U.S. exports of shelled almonds increase of 25 percent. Bulgaria is a net producer and exporter of walnuts with increasing local demand for quality product. In January-May 2016, the U.S. exported its first shipment of in-shell walnuts to the Bulgarian market.