U.S. buyers report excellent almond consumption. With the late harvest and challenging quality, handlers could finally get sufficient product out the door to meet pent up requirements. W.Europe was up 25.7% for the month, likely for the same reasons as the U.S. market. The 9.5% growth YTD is very similar to the last season’s growth of 10%. The almond industry continues to invest further in promoting consumption in the region, with ABC programs in the U.K., France, Germany, and a new program just starting in Italy… continue.