Which Country Eats the Most Green Chilies And Peppers in the World?

Vegetables And Melons February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global chili and pepper consumption amounted to 32,857 thousand tonnes in 2015, picking up by +1.5% against the previous year level. Overall, the global chili and pepper 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 +2.1%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +4% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global chili and pepper consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Chili And Pepper Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (16303K Tonnes)

2. Turkey (2108K Tonnes)

3. Indonesia (1971K Tonnes)

4. Mexico (1968K Tonnes)

5. United States of America (896K Tonnes)

Global Green Chilies And Peppers Consumption

With nearly 16,303 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading chili and pepper consuming country, mixed up 50% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Turkey (2,108 thousand tonnes) and Indonesia (1,971 thousand tonnes), with a share of 6% and 6%, respectively. Moreover, chili and pepper consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by Turkey eightfold. They were followed by Mexico with a 6% of global consumption share and the United States with a 3% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of chili and pepper consumption in China stood at +1.9%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Turkey (+2.7% per year) and Indonesia (+7.2% per year).

The highest levels of chili and pepper (green) per capita consumption was registered in Turkey (26.79 kg/year), followed by Mexico (15.49 kg/year), China (11.58 kg/year), Indonesia (7.65 kg/year) and the United States (2.79 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of chili and pepper (green) was estimated at 3.48 kg/year in 2015.

In Indonesia, per capita chili and pepper (green) consumption has grown noticably (+5.8% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Indonesia per capita consumption reached 26.79 kg/year as compared with 4.86 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Chilies And Peppers (Green) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025