Which Country Consumes the Most Dry Onion Dry in the World?

Plant Propagation February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global dry onion consumption amounted to 90,767 thousand tonnes in 2015, moving up by +2.6% against the previous year level. Overall, the global dry onion 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 +2.7%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +7% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global dry onion consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Dehydrated Onion Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (22768K Tonnes)

2. India (21093K Tonnes)

3. United States of America (3113K Tonnes)

4. Egypt (2355K Tonnes)

5. Iran (2204K Tonnes)

Global Dry Onion Dry Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were China (22,768 thousand tonnes), India (21,093 thousand tonnes), the United States (3,113 thousand tonnes), together mixed up 51% of total consumption. They were followed by Egypt with a 3% of global consumption share and Iran with a 2% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of dry onion consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by India (+5.4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

The highest levels of onion (dry) per capita consumption was registered in Iran (27.86 kg/year), followed by Egypt (25.73 kg/year), China (16.18 kg/year), India (16.09 kg/year) and the United States (9.68 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of onion (dry) was estimated at 10.47 kg/year in 2015.

In India, per capita onion (dry) consumption has grown noticably (+4.0% per year) in recent years. In 2015, India per capita consumption reached 27.86 kg/year as compared with 11.78 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Onion (Dry) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025