Europe must import 285,000 tons and no other almond growing region produces over 100,000 tons.
• European market and processors are highly dependent on supply from California to meet the market demand.
• The supply of sweet almonds in Europe does not meet the total consumer demand and no alternative supply is available to meet this demand.
• Almond products are used traditionally in baking category throughout Europe. These traditional bakeries have become dependent on sweet almonds from California…. – Continue reading, download the PDF document.