Which Country Consumes the Most Fonio in the World?

Cereals February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global fonio consumption amounted to 654 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +2.8% against the previous year level. Overall, the global fonio 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 +7.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +30% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global fonio consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Fonio Consuming Countries in the World

1. Guinea (504K Tonnes)

2. Nigeria (82K Tonnes)

3. Mali (43K Tonnes)

4. Côte D'Ivoire (19K Tonnes)

5. Burkina Faso (4K Tonnes)

Global Fonio Consumption

With nearly 504 thousand tonnes, Guinea became the world’s leading fonio consuming country, accounting for 76% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Nigeria (82 thousand tonnes) and Mali (43 thousand tonnes), with a share of 12% and 7%, respectively. Moreover, fonio consumption in Guinea surpassed the figures recorded by Nigeria sixfold. They were followed by Côte D'Ivoire with a 3% of global consumption share and Burkina Faso with a 1% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of fonio consumption in Guinea stood at +9.5%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Nigeria (+2.2% per year) and Mali (+5.2% per year).

Per capita fonio in Guinea was estimated at 39.97 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 4.50 kg/year. Guinea was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of fonio, followed by Mali (2.45 kg/year), Côte D'Ivoire (0.83 kg/year), Nigeria (0.45 kg/year) and Burkina Faso (0.24 kg/year).

In Guinea, per capita fonio consumption has grown noticably (+6.6% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Guinea per capita consumption reached 39.97 kg/year as compared with 23.97 kg/year in 2007.

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