Which Country Consumes the Most Pistachios in the World?

Other Tree And Bush Fruits And Nuts February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global pistachio consumption amounted to 891 thousand tonnes in 2015, jumping by +3.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global pistachio 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 +3.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +17% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global pistachio consumption attained its maximum volume of 967 thousand tonnes in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, the total pistachio consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Pistachio Consuming Countries in the World

1. Iran (431K Tonnes)

2. United States of America (198K Tonnes)

3. China (79K Tonnes)

4. Turkey (36K Tonnes)

5. Syria (18K Tonnes)

Global Pistachios Consumption

With nearly 431 thousand tonnes, Iran became the world’s leading pistachio consuming country, comprising 55% of global consumption. The other major consumers were the United States (198 thousand tonnes) and China (79 thousand tonnes), with a share of 25% and 10%, respectively. Moreover, pistachio consumption in Iran surpassed the figures recorded by the United States twofold. They were followed by Turkey with a 5% of global consumption share and Syria with a 2% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of pistachio consumption in Iran stood at +4.0%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+0.6% per year) and China (+9.6% per year).

Per capita pistachio in Iran was estimated at 5.45 kg/year, much higher than the global average of 0.41 kg/year. Iran was the leading country in terms of per capita consumption, among the main consumers of pistachio, followed by Syria (1.00 kg/year), the United States (0.62 kg/year), Turkey (0.46 kg/year) and China (0.06 kg/year).

In China, per capita pistachio consumption has grown noticably (+9.1% per year) in recent years. In 2015, China per capita consumption reached 5.45 kg/year as compared with 0.03 kg/year in 2007.

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