Which Country Eats the Most Almonds in the World?

Organic Food February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global almond consumption amounted to 2,933 thousand tonnes in 2015, going up by +8.8% against the previous year level. Overall, the global almond consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.4%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +16% from the previous year level. In that year, the global almond consumption attained its maximum volume of 3,012 thousand tonnes. From 2012 to 2015, the total almond consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Almond Consuming Countries in the World

1. United States of America (1535K Tonnes)

2. Australia (193K Tonnes)

3. Spain (167K Tonnes)

4. Iran (119K Tonnes)

5. Morocco (100K Tonnes)

Global Almonds Consumption

With nearly 1,535 thousand tonnes, the United States became the world’s leading almond consuming country, making up 58% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Australia (193 thousand tonnes) and Spain (167 thousand tonnes), with a share of 7% and 6%, respectively. Moreover, almond consumption in the United States surpassed the figures recorded by Australia eightfold. They were followed by Iran with a 4% of global consumption share and Morocco with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of almond consumption in the United States stood at +3.0%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Australia (+15.0% per year) and Spain (-1.4% per year).

The highest levels of almond per capita consumption was registered in Australia (8.07 kg/year), followed by the United States (4.77 kg/year), Spain (3.63 kg/year), Morocco (2.90 kg/year) and Iran (1.51 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of almond was estimated at 1.06 kg/year in 2015.

In Australia, per capita almond consumption has grown noticably (+13.1% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Australia per capita consumption reached 8.07 kg/year as compared with 3.00 kg/year in 2007.

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