Which Country Produces the Most Nuts in the World?

Other Tree And Bush Fruits And Nuts November 02, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global areca nut market

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of nut production were China (136 thousand tonnes), Mexico (124 thousand tonnes), Indonesia (110 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 41% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of nut production among the main producing countries was attained by China (+4.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Top 10 Nut Producing Countries in the World

1. China (136K Tonnes)
2. Mexico (124K Tonnes)
3. Indonesia (110K Tonnes)
4. United States (109K Tonnes)
5. Ethiopia (65K Tonnes)
6. Australia (35K Tonnes)
7. Guatemala (34K Tonnes)
8. United Republic of Tanzania (30K Tonnes)
9. Egypt (24K Tonnes)
10. South Korea (24K Tonnes)

Global Nuts Production

Global nut production amounted to 915 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +1.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global nut output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern was relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +1.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +4% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global nut production reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global nut production was primarily driven by disposable income growth and population growth. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the nut output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a slight curtailment of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures.

The world nut harvested area amounted to 580 thousand ha in 2015, which was -1.0% less than the previous year figure. The nut harvested area indicated a small contraction over the period under review, declining by an average annual rate of -0.1% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total nut harvested area peaked in 2012, falling back in the following year. From 2013 to 2015, the total nut harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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Source: World: Nuts - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast