Which Country Consumes the Most Chicory in the World?

Beverage Crops February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global chicory consumption amounted to 406 thousand tonnes in 2015, dropping by -23.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global chicory consumption indicated a pronounced decline from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume decreased at an average annual rate of -5.6%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +14% from the previous year level. In that year, the global chicory consumption attained its maximum volume of 778 thousand tonnes. From 2010 to 2015, the total chicory consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Chicory Consuming Countries in the World

1. Belgium (347K Tonnes)

2. France (96K Tonnes)

3. Netherlands (52K Tonnes)

4. Poland (19K Tonnes)

5. South Africa (15K Tonnes)

Global Chicory Consumption

With nearly 347 thousand tonnes, Belgium became the world’s leading chicory consuming country, making up 62% of global consumption. The other major consumers were France (96 thousand tonnes) and the Netherlands (52 thousand tonnes), with a share of 17% and 9%, respectively. Moreover, chicory consumption in Belgium surpassed the figures recorded by France fourfold. They were followed by Poland with a 3% of global consumption share and South Africa with a 3% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of chicory consumption in Belgium stood at -1.3%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: France (-1.8% per year) and the Netherlands (-3.2% per year).

Per capita chicory in Belgium was estimated at 30.70 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 1.98 kg/year. Belgium was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of chicory, followed by the Netherlands (3.09 kg/year), France (1.49 kg/year), Poland (0.49 kg/year) and South Africa (0.27 kg/year).

In Belgium, per capita chicory consumption has grown with a negative paces of growth (-2.0% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Belgium per capita consumption reached 30.70 kg/year as compared with 36.09 kg/year in 2007.

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