Which Country Consumes the Most Sunflower Seeds in the World?

Vegetable And Animal Oils And Fats February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global sunflower seed consumption amounted to 45,782 thousand tonnes in 2015, coming up by +10.8% against the previous year level. Overall, the global sunflower seed 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 +7.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +37% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global sunflower seed consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Sunflower Seed Consuming Countries in the World

1. Ukraine (11570K Tonnes)

2. Russia (9318K Tonnes)

3. China (2249K Tonnes)

4. Tanzania (2089K Tonnes)

5. Turkey (2088K Tonnes)

Global Sunflower Seeds Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were Ukraine (11,570 thousand tonnes), Russia (9,318 thousand tonnes), China (2,249 thousand tonnes), together comprising 51% of total consumption. They were followed by Tanzania with a 5% of global consumption share and Turkey with a 5% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of sunflower seed consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by Ukraine (+14.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Per capita sunflower seed in Ukraine was estimated at 258.12 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 7.81 kg/year. Ukraine was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of sunflower seed, followed by Russia (64.95 kg/year), Tanzania (39.07 kg/year), Turkey (26.54 kg/year) and China (1.60 kg/year).

In Tanzania, per capita sunflower seed consumption has grown noticably (+27.0% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Tanzania per capita consumption reached 258.12 kg/year as compared with 5.76 kg/year in 2007.

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