US cashew nut importsThis article was originally published in Foodnews
US imports of shelled cashew nuts reached 70.87 million lbs from 1 January-1 May, 2010, according to the country's Bureau of Census. The total volume is around 4% down on the amount imported in the same period last year. Vietnam was the top origin market, with 24.65 million lbs of shelled cashews shipped from the southeast Asian country to the US, down 15.1% year-on-year, followed by India with 22.38 million lbs, up 1.0%. In-shell cashew imports over the same timeframe totalled 1.47 million lbs, with 1.25 million lbs of the total arriving in the US from Brazil.