The United States is the leading importer of dried fruits and nuts in the world, with imports reaching US $ 2.3 billion in 2016. The United States predominantly imports cashew nuts ( accounting for more than 50 % of all global cashew imports ), which do not grow in the country). The second-largest fruits and nuts importer is Germany, with an import total of US $ 2.1 billion in 2016. With US $ 1.1 billion in dried fruit and nut imports, Spain comes in as the fifth-largest importer worldwide. Asia’s largest re-exporter is Hong Kong ( China ), with US $ 1.5 billion in dried fruits and nuts imports in 2016. Hong Kong ( China ) mainly supplies the Asian and Middle East markets. India is a large consumer of dried fruits and nuts, with 2016 imports standing at US $ 1.2 billion. Viet Nam, which is experiencing similar socioeconomic trends to India, is the sixth-largest importer of dried fruits and nuts.