The United States is the most important supplier of almonds to Chile. The Chilean confectionary industry is the largest user of U.S. almonds as an ingredient for chocolate, with imports expected to reach 3,100 MT or 3.3 percent (%) increase over MY2016/17. Chile’s walnuts planted area is projected to keep increasing at an 8 percent annual average growth rate for the next 10 years. MY2017/18 is expected to have a good harvest of walnuts. As a result, exports are expected to increase by 7.1 percent in volume totaling 105,000 MT (In-shell).