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Source: US Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

Imports and sales of U.S. tree nuts in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 are above MY 2018/19 year, despite the challenging market dynamics. U.S. almond exports to Bulgaria during the first nine months of MY 2019/20 were at $8.3 million, a 43-percent increase over the same period in MY 2018/19. During the first half of MY 2019/20, the Bulgarian tree nuts market continued to develop and diversify. However, the novel coronavirus outbreak has slowed that growth since March. Estimated 2020 retail sales for tree nuts is $59.5 million, 4.4 percent above 2019.