Which Country Imports the Most Dry Beans in the World?

Other Non-Perennial Crops January 16, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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Global dry bean imports amounted to 3,021 thousand tonnes in 2015, dropping by -4.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global dry bean imports indicated a moderate growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +0.5% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +17% from the previous year level. In that year, the global dry bean imports attained its maximum volume of 3,960 thousand tonnes. From 2014 to 2015, the total dry bean imports growth failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, global dry bean imports amounted to $3,272 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global dry bean imports increased robustly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +6.3%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Dry Bean Importing Countries in the World

1. India (779K Tonnes)
2. USA (177K Tonnes)
3. Brazil (156K Tonnes)
4. Italy (130K Tonnes)
5. United Kingdom (121K Tonnes)
6. Japan (105K Tonnes)
7. Pakistan (95K Tonnes)

Dry Bean Imports By Country

The country with the largest volume of the dry bean imports in absolute volumes was India (779 thousand tonnes), accounting for 26% of global imports. It was followed by the United States (177 thousand tonnes), with a share of 6% of global imports. Moreover, dry bean imports in India exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest importer, the United States (177 thousand tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Brazil with a share of 5%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of dry bean imports in India stood at +3.8%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+0.2% per year) and Brazil (+6.2% per year).

In value terms, the country with the largest volume of imports of dry bean in absolute volumes was India (846 million USD), making up 26% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the United States (208 million USD), with a share of 6% of global imports. Moreover, dry bean imports in India exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest importer, the United States (208 million USD), fourfold. It was followed by Japan with a share of 6%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of dry bean imports in India was at +10.3%. The remaining importing countries experienced the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+5.3% per year) and Japan (+7.3% per year).

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Source: World: Beans (Dry) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025