Which Country Consumes the Most Plantains in the World?

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

Global plantain consumption amounted to 28,905 thousand tonnes in 2015, lowering by -5.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global plantain consumption indicated a pronounced decline from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume decreased at an average annual rate of -1.4%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014, when the output figure increased by +4% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global plantain consumption attained its maximum volume of 32,613 thousand tonnes in 2009. From 2010 to 2015, the total plantain consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Plantain Consuming Countries in the World

1. Uganda (4560K Tonnes)

2. Cameroon (4028K Tonnes)

3. Ghana (3902K Tonnes)

4. Colombia (3604K Tonnes)

5. Nigeria (3063K Tonnes)

Global Plantains Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were Uganda (4,560 thousand tonnes), Cameroon (4,028 thousand tonnes), Ghana (3,902 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 40% of total consumption. They were followed by Colombia with a 12% of global consumption share and Nigeria with a 10% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of plantain consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by Cameroon (+7.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

The highest levels of plantain per capita consumption was registered in Cameroon (172.55 kg/year), followed by Ghana (142.36 kg/year), Uganda (116.83 kg/year), Colombia (74.74 kg/year) and Nigeria (16.81 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of plantain was estimated at 33.99 kg/year in 2015.

In Cameroon, per capita plantain consumption has grown noticably (+4.4% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Cameroon per capita consumption reached 172.55 kg/year as compared with 122.55 kg/year in 2007.

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