Which Country Consumes the Most Leeks And Other Alliaceous Vegetables in the World?

Vegetables And Melons February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global leek consumption amounted to 2,243 thousand tonnes in 2015, leveling off at the previous year level. Overall, the global leek consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, was relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +4% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global leek consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Leek Consuming Countries in the World

1. Indonesia (575K Tonnes)

2. Turkey (225K Tonnes)

3. Belgium (206K Tonnes)

4. France (172K Tonnes)

5. China (159K Tonnes)

Global Leeks And Other Alliaceous Vegetables Consumption

With nearly 575 thousand tonnes, Indonesia became the world’s leading leek consuming country, accounting for 25% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Turkey (225 thousand tonnes) and Belgium (206 thousand tonnes), with a share of 10% and 9%, respectively. Moreover, leek consumption in Indonesia surpassed the figures recorded by Turkey threefold. They were followed by France with a 8% of global consumption share and China with a 7% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of leek consumption in Indonesia stood at +2.3%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Turkey (-1.6% per year) and Belgium (+2.1% per year).

The highest levels of leeks and other alliaceous vegetables per capita consumption was registered in Belgium (18.21 kg/year), followed by Turkey (2.86 kg/year), France (2.67 kg/year), Indonesia (2.23 kg/year) and China (0.11 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of leeks and other alliaceous vegetables was estimated at 1.30 kg/year in 2015.

In China, per capita leeks and other alliaceous vegetables consumption has grown noticably (+2.4% per year) in recent years. In 2015, China per capita consumption reached 18.21 kg/year as compared with 0.09 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Leeks And Other Alliaceous Vegetables - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025