Which Country Exports the Most Chestnuts in the World?

Other Tree And Bush Fruits And Nuts February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global chestnut exports amounted to 126 thousand tonnes in 2015, descending by -2.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global chestnut exports indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +20% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global chestnut exports attained its maximum volume of 129 thousand tonnes in 2014, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $323 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +5.1%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Chestnut Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (35K Tonnes)

2. Portugal (18K Tonnes)

3. Spain (17K Tonnes)

4. Italy (15K Tonnes)

5. Rep. of Korea (8K Tonnes)

6. Turkey (6K Tonnes)

7. France (4K Tonnes)

Chestnut Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the chestnut exports in 2015 were China (35 thousand tonnes), Portugal (18 thousand tonnes), Spain (17 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 56% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of chestnut exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Spain (+14.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China (78 million USD), Italy (71 million USD) and Portugal (45 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2015, together accounting for 60% of total exports.

Turkey (+33.4% per year) had the highest growth rates of chestnut exports among the main exporting countries over the last eight years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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