World - Cashew Nuts - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
Update: COVID-19 Impact
Featuring the Strong Processing Industry, Vietnam and India Dominate Global Raw Cashew Nut Market
IndexBox has just published a new report: 'World - Cashew Nuts - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights'. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.
The global cashew nut market expanded significantly to $14.9B in 2019, growing by 5.6% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers of raw (e.g. in-shell) cashew nut (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price).
The market value increased at an average annual rate of +4.1% over the period from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the global market hit record highs in 2019 and is likely to continue growing in the medium term.
Consumption by Country
The countries with the highest volumes of cashew nut consumption in 2019 were Viet Nam (2.2M tonnes), India (1.5M tonnes) and the Philippines (243K tonnes), together accounting for 74% of global consumption. Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Benin, Brazil, Cote d'Ivoire, Mozambique and Indonesia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 18%.
Viet Nam and India constitute the two global centers of cashew nut processing. They do not only grow the nuts at their own but also source raw cashew nuts from producing countries in Africa and other countries. Thus, Viet Nam ($772M) and India ($1.1B) constituted the largest raw cashew nut importers in 2019, together comprising 96% of total import. Afterward, they process the nuts and then supply the global market with shelled cashew nuts, both roasted and unroasted.
From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of cashew nut consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Mali, while cashew nut consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Viet Nam ($8.2B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($3.3B). It was followed by Brazil.
In 2019, the highest levels of cashew nut per capita consumption was registered in Guinea-Bissau (81 kg per person), followed by Viet Nam (23 kg per person), Benin (13 kg per person) and Mali (9.83 kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of cashew nut was estimated at 0.69 kg per person.
Market Forecast to 2030
Taking into account the closure of the HoReCa sector worldwide due to the pandemic, a decrease in consumer incomes and possible disruptions in the work of international supply chains, global cashew nut consumption is expected to stagnate in 2020. Afterward, the start of gradual market growth is expected as the global economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic. The market is forecast to expand with an anticipated CAGR of +1.3% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 6.2M tonnes by the end of 2030.
In 2019, global cashew nut production amounted to 5.4M tonnes, picking up by 4.4% compared with the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% over the period from 2013 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Global production peaked in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future. The generally positive trend in terms output was largely conditioned by moderate growth of the harvested area and a pronounced expansion in yield figures.
Production by Country
The countries with the highest volumes of cashew nut production in 2019 were Viet Nam (1.5M tonnes), India (803K tonnes) and Cote d'Ivoire (747K tonnes), together comprising 56% of global production. Tanzania, the Philippines, Ghana, Benin, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Brazil and Indonesia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 33%.
From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of cashew nut production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Mali, while cashew nut production for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of cashew nuts production worldwide amounted to 6.4M ha, with an increase of 3.2% on the previous year's figure. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years.
In 2019, the global average cashew nut yield stood at 847 kg per ha, remaining stable against 2018. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years.
After six years of growth, overseas shipments of cashew nuts decreased by -0.9% to 1.5M tonnes in 2019. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.7% from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. Global exports peaked at 1.6M tonnes in 2018, and then declined slightly in the following year. In value terms, cashew nut exports fell to $1.9B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019.
Exports by Country
Cote d'Ivoire represented the major exporter of raw cashew nuts in the world, with the volume of exports recording 609K tonnes, which was near 39% of total exports in 2019. Ghana (236K tonnes) held a 15% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Tanzania (13%), Guinea (9.7%), Benin (6%) and Nigeria (4.8%). Indonesia (49K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.
Exports from Cote d'Ivoire increased at an average annual rate of +6.1% from 2013 to 2019. At the same time, Guinea (+29.6%), Ghana (+5.7%), Tanzania (+5.4%) and Nigeria (+4.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Guinea emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the world, with a CAGR of +29.6% from 2013-2019. Indonesia experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Benin (-3.7%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period.
In value terms, Cote d'Ivoire ($731M) remains the largest cashew nut supplier worldwide, comprising 38% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Guinea ($251M), with a 13% share of global exports. It was followed by Tanzania, with a 13% share.
Export Prices by Country
The average cashew nut export price stood at $1,246 per tonne in 2019, which is down by -13.7% against the previous year. Over the period under review, export price indicated a buoyant expansion from 2013 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +5.1% over the last six years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the average export price increased by 18% against the previous year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $1,530 per tonne. From 2018 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices failed to regain momentum.
Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Indonesia ($1,997 per tonne), while Benin ($756 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.
From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Guinea, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
Source: IndexBox AI Platform
This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global cashew nut market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.
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