Which Country Consumes the Most Dry Cow Peas in the World?

Other Non-Perennial Crops February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global cow peas consumption amounted to 7,541 thousand tonnes in 2015, ascending by +34.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global cow peas 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 +4.6%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012, when the output figure increased by +74% from the previous year level. In that year, the global cow peas consumption attained its maximum volume of 8,265 thousand tonnes. From 2013 to 2015, the total cow peas consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Cowpea Consuming Countries in the World

1. Niger (1836K Tonnes)

2. Nigeria (963K Tonnes)

3. Burkina Faso (555K Tonnes)

4. Tanzania (197K Tonnes)

5. Cameroon (189K Tonnes)

Global Dry Cow Peas Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were Niger (1,836 thousand tonnes), Nigeria (963 thousand tonnes), Burkina Faso (555 thousand tonnes), together making up 71% of total consumption. They were followed by Tanzania with a 4% of global consumption share and Cameroon with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of cow peas consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by Burkina Faso (+10.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

Per capita cow peas (dry) in Niger was estimated at 92.27 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 4.41 kg/year. Niger was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of cow peas (dry), followed by Burkina Faso (30.64 kg/year), Cameroon (8.12 kg/year), Nigeria (5.29 kg/year) and Tanzania (3.69 kg/year).

In Burkina Faso, per capita cow peas (dry) consumption has grown noticably (+7.1% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Burkina Faso per capita consumption reached 92.27 kg/year as compared with 17.75 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Cow Peas (Dry) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025