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Article Publishing Date: Jun 6, 2018

China and Tanzania Are Leaders in Global Sesame Seed Consumption

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Sesame Seed - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025". Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

Sesame Seed Consumption Is Continuing to Increase

From 2007 to 2016, the global sesame seed market showed an upward trend, reaching 8.0M tonnes in 2016. Over the last nine years, the sesame seed market expanded with a CAGR of +7.5%. The increased global consumption of sesame seeds is mainly due to the heightened demand for the product from the growing Asian and African populations. This increase is being reinforced by the spread of African and Asian cuisine worldwide, following a rise in the number of migrants. 

In value terms, the market decreased by 3% to $11.9B in 2016 (IndexBox estimates). From 2007 to 2016, the market value was subject to significant fluctuations against changes in prices and crop yield. A significant increase in prices from 2013-2014 was caused by the 2013 decline in sesame seed output in the key producer countries (including Ethiopia, India, China and Nigeria), as a result of the adverse weather conditions. Over the period from 2015-2016, prices returned to their 2012 figure. 

China and Tanzania Were Leaders in Global Sesame Seed Consumption

The countries with the highest consumption were Tanzania (21% based on tonnes), China (19%), followed by Sudan (9%), Myanmar, India, Ethiopia and Nigeria (6% each), together comprising almost 74% of global consumption. The highest annual rates of growth with regard to sesame seed consumption from 2007 to 2016 were recorded in Tanzania (+32.5%) and China (+9.1%). These high rates of growth in Tanzania can be explained by the increased production of sesame oil in the country.

Amongst the leading consuming countries, high levels of per capita consumption were recorded in Tanzania (30.8 kg per year), Sudan (17.6 kg per year) and Myanmar (10.1 kg per year), while the global average per capita consumption of sesame seeds was estimated at 1.1 kg/year in 2016. China (1.1 kg per year) and India (0.4 kg per year) recorded the lowest per capita consumption figures in terms of the major consumer countries. 

Sesame Seed Consumption Is Projected to Reach 9.5M Tonnes in 2025

Sesame seeds are one of the main seed crops in the Asian and African regions, in particular in Tanzania, China, Sudan, Myanmar, India, Ethiopia, and Nigeria etc. They are used in the preparation of traditional dishes and confectionery, as well as in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. 

The steady demand for sesame seeds and sesame seed related products is also being generated by the increasingly popular healthy eating trend and the tendency to prefer organic cosmetics and other such products. In addition, the increased popularity of Asian and African sesame seed-based seasonings, marinades and sauces in Europe and North America is also a factor.  

It is expected that the consumption of sesame seeds will grow at a rate of +2.0% per year in the next nine years, which will lead the market to 9.5M tonnes in 2025.

The Global Production of Sesame Seeds Peaked at 8.2M Tonnes

The production of sesame seeds reached 8.2M tonnes in 2016, with a positive dynamic being recorded over the period under review. From 2007-2016, the average annual rates of growth with regard to sesame seed production reached +7.4%. 

Over the period under review, the harvested areas of sesame seeds expanded at an average annual rate of growth of +5.8%, reaching 11.7M ha by 2016.

Sesame seeds mainly grow in Africa and Southern Asia; the crop is acutely sensitive to the prevailing weather conditions. Equally, yield figures remain relatively stable, at 0.7 tonne/ha, fluctuating mildly over the period from 2007-2016.

All of the Main Producing Countries Increased Their Output

Tanzania was the key world sesame seed producing country with an output of about 1.8M tonnes in 2016, which accounted for 22% of the total global output. The other major producers were Sudan (12%), Ethiopia (10%), India (10%), China (8%), Nigeria (8%), Myanmar (7%) and Burkina Faso (5%).

In Tanzania, production increased by +31.1% annually from 2007 to 2016. The other major producing countries also displayed a notable growth with regard to sesame seed output in physical terms. From 2007-2016, annual rates of growth were especially high in Ethiopia (+13.0%), Nigeria (+4.0%) and China (+1.7%).

Ethiopia, India and Sudan Constituted the Largest Exporters of Sesame Seeds

In 2016, the volume of global exports increased to 2.3M tonnes, an increase of 8% against the previous year. However, from 2007 to 2016,  global sesame seed exports indicated a steady growth, with a CAGR of +7.6%. 

Ethiopia (18% based on tonnes), India (14%) and Sudan (11%) were the main supplier of sesame seeds in the world. Ethiopian (+6 percentage points) exports steadily increased, while the share of Indian (-11 percentage points) sesame seed exports decreased significantly from 2007 to 2016. 

China Was the Main Importer of Sesame Seeds

The volume of global sesame seed imports totalled 2.1M tonnes in 2016. The imports dynamic was generally in line with exports: globally, these trade flows complement each other. From 2007 to 2016, global sesame seed imports steadily increased, with a CAGR of +8.2% 

China (45% based on tonnes) was the main consumer of sesame seed imports. With the exception of China, the main importers of sesame seeds were Japan and Turkey (7% each).

While the share of China in terms of global imports of sesame seeds (+6 percentage points) increased, the share of Japan (-9 percentage points) and Turkey (-4 percentage points) decreased from 2007 to 2016. 

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1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2018
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2018
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2018
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2018
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2018
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2007–2018
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2018
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2018
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2018
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2018
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2018
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2018
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