Europe cuts walnut imports by 5%
California Walnuts' latest export report reveals that US walnut shipments to domestic and foreign markets have increased 19% year-on-year since the start of the season. While total domestic shipments were only 1% higher than last season, exports to Asia were up 46% and to Africa 41%. Exports to Europe, meanwhile, declined by 5%. For example, shipments of in-shell walnuts to Germany (-13% to 19,443 mt) and Italy (-9% to 21,785 mt) decreased. Turkey, however, increased its imports by a whopping 25% to 46,265 mt.