Which Country Produces the Most Walnuts in the World?

Other Tree And Bush Fruits And Nuts November 15, 2017
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global areca nut market

In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the walnut output was China (1,275 thousand tonnes), accounting for 40% of global production. Moreover, walnut output in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, the United States (508 thousand tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Iran with a share of 15%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of walnut producton in China stood at +9.2%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+6.9% per year) and Iran (+3.7% per year).

Top 10 Walnut Producing Countries in the World

1. China (1,275K Tonnes)
2. United States (508K Tonnes)
3. Iran (468K Tonnes)
4. Turkey (176K Tonnes)
5. Mexico (130K Tonnes)
6. Ukraine (111K Tonnes)
7. Chile (66K Tonnes)
8. Uzbekistan (52K Tonnes)
9. India (43K Tonnes)
10. France (33K Tonnes)

Global Walnuts Production

Global walnut production amounted to 3,173 thousand tonnes in 2015, declining by -8.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global walnut 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 +5.6%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +19% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global walnut production attained its maximum volume of 3,783 thousand tonnes in 2012. From 2013 to 2015, the total walnut output growth failed to regain its strength.

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

The world walnut harvested area amounted to 891 thousand ha in 2015, which was -10.4% less than the previous year figure. The walnut harvested area indicated a noticeable increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +2.5% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, indicated some mild fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total walnut harvested area peaked in 2012, falling back in the following year. From 2013 to 2015, the total walnut harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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