Which Country Eats the Most Figs in the World?

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global fig consumption amounted to 1,113 thousand tonnes in 2015, descending by -3.0% against the previous year level. Overall, the global fig consumption indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, remained consistant, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.0%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +8% from the previous year level. In that year, the global fig consumption attained its maximum volume of 1,173 thousand tonnes. From 2010 to 2015, the total fig consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Fig Consuming Countries in the World

1. Turkey (251K Tonnes)

2. Egypt (180K Tonnes)

3. Morocco (137K Tonnes)

4. Algeria (137K Tonnes)

5. Iran (76K Tonnes)

Global Figs Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were Turkey (251 thousand tonnes), Egypt (180 thousand tonnes), Morocco (137 thousand tonnes), together making up 48% of total consumption. They were followed by Algeria with a 12% of global consumption share and Iran with a 6% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of fig consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by Morocco (+10.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

The highest levels of fig per capita consumption was registered in Morocco (4.00 kg/year), followed by Algeria (3.46 kg/year), Turkey (3.19 kg/year), Egypt (1.97 kg/year) and Iran (0.96 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of fig was estimated at 0.27 kg/year in 2015.

In Morocco, per capita fig consumption has grown noticably (+9.5% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Morocco per capita consumption reached 4.00 kg/year as compared with 1.93 kg/year in 2007.

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