Which Country Consumes the Most Cloves in the World?

Spices, Aromatic, Drug And Pharmaceutical Crops February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global clove consumption amounted to 146 thousand tonnes in 2015, lowering by -5.3% against the previous year level. Overall, the global clove 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 +4.1%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012, when the output figure increased by +29% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global clove consumption attained its maximum volume of 154 thousand tonnes in 2014. From 2015 to 2015, the total clove consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Clove Consuming Countries in the World

1. Indonesia (120K Tonnes)

2. India (17K Tonnes)

3. Tanzania (9K Tonnes)

4. Comoros (3K Tonnes)

5. Kenya (2K Tonnes)

Global Cloves Consumption

With nearly 120 thousand tonnes, Indonesia became the world’s leading clove consuming country, accounting for 73% of global consumption. The other major consumers were India (17 thousand tonnes) and Tanzania (9 thousand tonnes), with a share of 10% and 6%, respectively. Moreover, clove consumption in Indonesia surpassed the figures recorded by India sevenfold. They were followed by the Comoros with a 2% of global consumption share and Kenya with a 1% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of clove consumption in Indonesia stood at +5.1%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: India (+7.1% per year) and Tanzania (-0.7% per year).

The highest levels of clove per capita consumption was registered in the Comoros (3.22 kg/year), followed by Indonesia (0.47 kg/year), Tanzania (0.17 kg/year), Kenya (0.04 kg/year) and India (0.01 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of clove was estimated at 0.03 kg/year in 2015.

In India, per capita clove consumption has grown noticably (+5.7% per year) in recent years. In 2015, India per capita consumption reached 3.22 kg/year as compared with 0.00 kg/year in 2007.

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