Which Country Consumes the Most Cucumbers And Gherkins in the World?

Vegetables And Melons February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global cucumber and gherkin consumption amounted to 78,007 thousand tonnes in 2015, jumping by +4.1% against the previous year level. Overall, the global cucumber and gherkin 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 +4.7%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +7% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global cucumber and gherkin consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Cucumber And Gherkin Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (59290K Tonnes)

2. Russia (2008K Tonnes)

3. Iran (1831K Tonnes)

4. Turkey (1728K Tonnes)

5. Ukraine (924K Tonnes)

Global Cucumbers And Gherkins Consumption

With nearly 59,290 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading cucumber and gherkin consuming country, comprising 77% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Russia (2,008 thousand tonnes) and Iran (1,831 thousand tonnes), with a share of 3% and 2%, respectively. Moreover, cucumber and gherkin consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by Russia more than tenfold. They were followed by Turkey with a 2% of global consumption share and Ukraine with a 1% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of cucumber and gherkin consumption in China stood at +5.7%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Russia (+7.5% per year) and Iran (+0.2% per year).

Per capita cucumber and gherkin in China was estimated at 42.13 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 4.51 kg/year. China was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of cucumber and gherkin, followed by Iran (23.15 kg/year), Turkey (21.97 kg/year), Ukraine (20.61 kg/year) and Russia (14.00 kg/year).

In Russia, per capita cucumber and gherkin consumption has grown noticably (+7.5% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Russia per capita consumption reached 42.13 kg/year as compared with 7.84 kg/year in 2007.

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