In marketing year (MY) 2017/18, Bulgaria’s tree-nuts market continued to grow and mature. Opportunities for U.S. almonds, walnuts and pecans are growing due to rising incomes, evolving consumer preferences, an expanding food-processing industry and tourism. Increasing demand for value-added and higher-end products is clearly emerging. Post expects tree-nut imports and Bulgaria’s overall market to grow in MY2018/19, particularly for walnuts and pecans. 2018 retail data shows tree nut sales (to date) at $56 million, a 3 percent increase over last year.