Which Country Consumes the Most Mushrooms And Truffles in the World?

Support Activities February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global mushroom and truffle consumption amounted to 11,202 thousand tonnes in 2015, ascending by +7.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global mushroom and truffle 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 +8.1%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012, when the output figure increased by +14% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global mushroom and truffle consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Mushroom Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (8181K Tonnes)

2. United States of America (444K Tonnes)

3. Italy (324K Tonnes)

4. Netherlands (316K Tonnes)

5. Poland (267K Tonnes)

Global Mushrooms And Truffles Consumption

With nearly 8,181 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading mushroom and truffle consuming country, mixed up 76% of global consumption. The other major consumers were the United States (444 thousand tonnes) and Italy (324 thousand tonnes), with a share of 4% and 3%, respectively. Moreover, mushroom and truffle consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by the United States more than tenfold. They were followed by the Netherlands with a 3% of global consumption share and Poland with a 2% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of mushroom and truffle consumption in China stood at +9.1%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+2.7% per year) and Italy (+18.0% per year).

The highest levels of mushroom and truffle per capita consumption was registered in the Netherlands (18.69 kg/year), followed by Poland (6.90 kg/year), China (5.81 kg/year), Italy (5.41 kg/year) and the United States (1.38 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of mushroom and truffle was estimated at 1.47 kg/year in 2015.

In Italy, per capita mushroom and truffle consumption has grown noticably (+17.9% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Italy per capita consumption reached 18.69 kg/year as compared with 1.45 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Mushrooms And Truffles - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025