Nuts HS: 0802, World’s Top Importers, Exporters, and Who is Buying American Nuts


This report covers the world’s top importers and exporters of edible nuts HS: 0802. Harmonized code 0802 covers most nuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, etc. This report recognizes the largest importing countries of United States nuts and displays this export market over a five-year time frame. This is done through PIERS StatsPlus program analyzing waterborne trends.

Rank order list with a pie chart representing the world’s top ten countries importing foreign nuts, ranked in descending import value.

World’s Leading Importers of Nuts HS: 0802

Germany was the world’s largest importer of foreign nuts. In 2009 they imported 1.6 billion dollars worth. Hong Kong and Italy followed closely behind, both spending roughly 1.3 billion dollars worth in 2009. The United States was the world’s ninth largest importer of nuts.  Below is a rank order list with a pie chart representing the world’s top ten countries importing foreign nuts. The world’s top buyers of foreign nuts are ranked by descending import value.

World’s Leading Exporters of Nuts HS: 0802

The United States is the world’s leading exporter of nuts HS: 0802. In 2009 the US exported 6.7 billion dollars via sea, making up 44% of the world’s exported nuts. Turkey was the second largest exporter, selling 1.7 billion dollars worth in 2009. Iran was the third largest exporter at 1 billion dollars worth sold. Below is a pie chart and rank order list by country and value of exported nuts. The red section on the graph represents the Untied State’s remarkably large market share dominance of world nut exports.

World’s Top Exporters of nuts, HS 0802, rank order list of country in descending order with pie chart and monetary value of exports. Pie chart represents market share

Top Countries Buying American Nuts

Hong Kong is now the largest buyer of American nuts with 653 million dollars spent in 2010. Hong Kong has only recently become the largest buyer of American nuts. In 2008 Hong Kong imported 293 million dollars worth of American nuts. In 2009, they doubled their American nut imports. The small country of the United Arab Emirates was the fifth largest buyer of American nuts in 2010 and has shown substantial market growth in the past few years. They imported 90 million dollars worth in 2008 and doubled that amount to 233 million in 2010.

Below is a chronological histogram of the top countries importing American nuts over the course of five years.

American export trend histogram: bar chart graph for the top countries buying United States nuts. Includes five years of data for nut exports by country and value

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