Which Country Produces the Most Palm Kernels in the World?

Other Tree And Bush Fruits And Nuts November 20, 2017
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global areca nut market

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of palm kernel production were Indonesia (17,127 thousand tonnes), Malaysia (10,002 thousand tonnes), Thailand (862 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 87% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of palm kernel production among the main producing countries was attained by Indonesia (+9.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Top 10 Palm Kernel Producing Countries in the World

1. Indonesia (17,127K Tonnes)
2. Malaysia (10,002K Tonnes)
3. Thailand (862K Tonnes)
4. Colombia (506K Tonnes)
5. Nigeria (485K Tonnes)
6. Brazil (423K Tonnes)
7. Papua New Guinea (284K Tonnes)
8. Ghana (282K Tonnes)
9. Honduras (230K Tonnes)
10. Ecuador (221K Tonnes)

Global Palm Kernels Production

Global palm kernel production amounted to 32,226 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +5.1% against the previous year level. Overall, the global palm kernel output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +5.8%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +10% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global palm kernel 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 palm kernel production was primarily driven by disposable income growth and population growth. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the palm kernel output in the immediate term.

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Source: World: Palm Kernels - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast