Which Country Produces the Most Sesame Oil in the World?

Vegetable And Animal Oils And Fats November 21, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the sesame oil output was Tanzania (830 thousand tonnes), accounting for 43% of global production. Moreover, sesame oil output in Tanzania exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, Myanmar (306 thousand tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by China with a share of 13%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of sesame oil producton in Tanzania stood at +36.9%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Myanmar (+0.9% per year) and China (+2.4% per year).

Top 10 Sesame Oil Producing Countries in the World

1. United Republic of Tanzania (830K Tonnes)
2. Myanmar (306K Tonnes)
3. China (253K Tonnes)
4. India (103K Tonnes)
5. Japan (46K Tonnes)
6. South Sudan (43K Tonnes)
7. Sudan (37K Tonnes)
8. South Korea (31K Tonnes)
9. Turkey (31K Tonnes)
10. Uganda (21K Tonnes)

Global Sesame Oil Production

Global sesame oil production amounted to 1,926 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +17.8% against the previous year level. Overall, the global sesame oil 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 +7.8%. 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 sesame oil production attained its maximum volume of 1,926 thousand tonnes in 2009. From 2010 to 2015, the total sesame oil output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global sesame oil production was primarily driven by disposable income growth, population growth, and growth of baking. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the sesame oil output in the immediate term.

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