Which Country Exports the Most Cloves in the World?

Spices, Aromatic, Drug And Pharmaceutical Crops February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global clove exports amounted to 51 thousand tonnes in 2015, growing by +6.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global clove 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 +9.0% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +68% from the previous year level. In that year, the global clove exports attained its maximum volume of 66 thousand tonnes. From 2012 to 2015, the total clove exports growth failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $362 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +20.0%. This trend pattern, however, was roller-coasting throughout the analyzed period.

Top Clove Exporting Countries in the World

1. Madagascar (20K Tonnes)

2. Indonesia (13K Tonnes)

3. Sri Lanka (6K Tonnes)

4. Singapore (4K Tonnes)

5. United Arab Emirates (3K Tonnes)

6. Brazil (1K Tonnes)

7. India (1K Tonnes)

Clove Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the clove exports in 2015 were Madagascar (20 thousand tonnes), Indonesia (13 thousand tonnes), Sri Lanka (6 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 76% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of clove exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Indonesia (+16.5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the country with the largest volume of exports of clove in absolute volumes was Madagascar (162 million USD), making up 45% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Sri Lanka (47 million USD), with a share of 13% of global exports. Moreover, clove exports in Madagascar exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest importer, Sri Lanka (47 million USD), threefold. It was followed by Indonesia with a share of 13%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of clove exports in Madagascar was at +19.8%. The remaining exporting countries experienced the following average annual growth rates: Sri Lanka (+5.2% per year) and Indonesia (+29.9% per year).

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