(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (DC), dom 20 settembre 2020
In 2019, U.S. shipments of tree nuts to the EU-28 (EU-27+UK) reached $3.1 billion. The United States continues to be the largest supplier of tree nuts to Europe. While EU investment and production of tree nuts continue to increase, production is still far from meeting domestic demand. Confinement measures during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic changed EU consumer habits. As consumers spent more time at home, demand for tree nuts, as a healthy snack option and as a home baking ingredient, grew compared to previous years. The evolution of consumer demand in the fall, the annual peak for tree nut consumption, will determine the extent to which this new consumption level will remain in the long term.