Which Country Consumes the Most Walnuts in the World?

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

Global walnut consumption amounted to 3,772 thousand tonnes in 2015, coming up by +8.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global walnut 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 +8.0%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +19% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global walnut consumption attained its maximum volume of 3,783 thousand tonnes in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, the total walnut consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Walnut Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (1275K Tonnes)

2. United States of America (508K Tonnes)

3. Iran (468K Tonnes)

4. Turkey (176K Tonnes)

5. Mexico (130K Tonnes)

Global Walnuts Consumption

With nearly 1,275 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading walnut consuming country, comprising 40% of global consumption. The other major consumers were the United States (508 thousand tonnes) and Iran (468 thousand tonnes), with a share of 16% and 15%, respectively. Moreover, walnut consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by the United States threefold. They were followed by Turkey with a 6% of global consumption share and Mexico with a 4% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of walnut consumption in China stood at +9.2%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+6.9% per year) and Iran (+3.7% per year).

The highest levels of walnut per capita consumption was registered in Iran (5.92 kg/year), followed by Turkey (2.24 kg/year), the United States (1.58 kg/year), Mexico (1.02 kg/year) and China (0.91 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of walnut was estimated at 0.89 kg/year in 2015.

In China, per capita walnut consumption has grown noticably (+8.6% per year) in recent years. In 2015, China per capita consumption reached 5.92 kg/year as compared with 0.47 kg/year in 2007.

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