Which Country Consumes the Most Sesame Oil in the World?

Vegetable And Animal Oils And Fats February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global sesame oil consumption amounted to 1,657 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +1.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global sesame oil 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 +5.8%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +22% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global sesame oil consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Sesame Oil Consuming Countries in the World

1. Tanzania (830K Tonnes)

2. Myanmar (306K Tonnes)

3. China (252K Tonnes)

4. India (95K Tonnes)

5. South Sudan (43K Tonnes)

Global Sesame Oil Consumption

With nearly 830 thousand tonnes, Tanzania became the world’s leading sesame oil consuming country, comprising 43% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Myanmar (306 thousand tonnes) and China (252 thousand tonnes), with a share of 16% and 13%, respectively. Moreover, sesame oil consumption in Tanzania surpassed the figures recorded by Myanmar threefold. They were followed by India with a 5% of global consumption share and South Sudan with a 2% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of sesame oil consumption in Tanzania stood at +36.9%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Myanmar (+0.9% per year) and China (+2.6% per year).

Per capita sesame oil in Tanzania was estimated at 15.53 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 0.20 kg/year. United Republic of Tanzania was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of sesame oil, followed by Myanmar (5.68 kg/year), South Sudan (3.44 kg/year), China (0.18 kg/year) and India (0.07 kg/year).

In Tanzania, per capita sesame oil consumption has grown noticably (+32.6% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Tanzania per capita consumption reached 15.53 kg/year as compared with 1.62 kg/year in 2007.

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