Which Country Eats the Most Ginger in the World?

Spices, Aromatic, Drug And Pharmaceutical Crops February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global ginger consumption amounted to 2,522 thousand tonnes in 2015, picking up by +17.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global ginger 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 +7.7%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +39% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global ginger consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Ginger Consuming Countries in the World

1. India (588K Tonnes)

2. Indonesia (330K Tonnes)

3. Nigeria (312K Tonnes)

4. Nepal (253K Tonnes)

5. Thailand (149K Tonnes)

Global Ginger Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were India (588 thousand tonnes), Indonesia (330 thousand tonnes), Nigeria (312 thousand tonnes), together making up 51% of total consumption. They were followed by Nepal with a 11% of global consumption share and Thailand with a 6% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of ginger consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by Nigeria (+8.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The highest levels of ginger per capita consumption was registered in Nepal (8.87 kg/year), followed by Thailand (2.20 kg/year), Nigeria (1.71 kg/year), Indonesia (1.28 kg/year) and India (0.45 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of ginger was estimated at 0.28 kg/year in 2015.

In Indonesia, per capita ginger consumption has grown noticably (+6.6% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Indonesia per capita consumption reached 8.87 kg/year as compared with 0.77 kg/year in 2007.

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