Which Country Consumes the Most Kiwi Fruit in the World?

Tropical And Subtropical Fruits February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global kiwi fruit consumption amounted to 3,533 thousand tonnes in 2015, coming up by +2.5% against the previous year level. Overall, the global kiwi fruit 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 +4.6%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +12% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global kiwi fruit consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Kiwi Fruit Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (2073K Tonnes)

2. Italy (571K Tonnes)

3. New Zealand (431K Tonnes)

4. Chile (255K Tonnes)

5. Greece (166K Tonnes)

Global Kiwi Fruit Consumption

With nearly 2,073 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading kiwi fruit consuming country, mixed up 55% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Italy (571 thousand tonnes) and New Zealand (431 thousand tonnes), with a share of 15% and 12%, respectively. Moreover, kiwi fruit consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by Italy fourfold. They were followed by Chile with a 7% of global consumption share and Greece with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of kiwi fruit consumption in China stood at +7.1%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Italy (+4.0% per year) and New Zealand (+2.0% per year).

The highest levels of kiwi fruit per capita consumption was registered in New Zealand (95.18 kg/year), followed by Greece (15.12 kg/year), Chile (14.18 kg/year), Italy (9.54 kg/year) and China (1.47 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of kiwi fruit was estimated at 5.91 kg/year in 2015.

In Greece, per capita kiwi fruit consumption has grown noticably (+11.6% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Greece per capita consumption reached 95.18 kg/year as compared with 6.30 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Kiwi Fruit - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025