Yams Market

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Yams - World's Largest Markets

RatingCountry
1Nigeria
2Ghana
3Cote d'Ivoire
4Benin

In value terms, Nigeria led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Ghana. It was followed by Cote d'Ivoire.

From 2018 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Nigeria stood at -1.5%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of market growth: Ghana (+3.0% per year) and Cote d'Ivoire (-11.2% per year).

Yams Prices

Lowest Prices - FOB - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
India434374389-5.3%
Ghana8961096870-1.5%
Colombia9471033875-3.9%
Japan10489531020-1.3%
Brazil143711101078-13.4%
Costa Rica114910761111-1.7%
United States12451394150710.0%
China207119851985-2.1%
Jamaica2530214726482.3%
Average1173122112001.1%

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Jamaica ($2,648 per ton), while India ($389 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the United States, while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Highest Prices - CIF - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
USD per ton
Taiwan (Chinese)333636273290-0.7%
Canada13991545174211.6%
United States166716181617-1.5%
Singapore151214211460-1.7%
Japan1157108712664.6%
France1059118110770.8%
Netherlands1001968994-0.4%
United Kingdom892859802-5.2%
Malaysia749776671-5.4%
Belgium786817662-8.2%
South Africa867740539-21.2%
United Arab Emirates3613563640.4%
Average133913601306-1.3%

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Taiwan (Chinese) ($3,290 per ton), while the United Arab Emirates ($364 per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2018 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Canada, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Yams - Top Importers

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
million USD
United States7979864.3%
Canada24303521.2%
United Kingdom119.81410.7%
Taiwan (Chinese)1111110.0%
Netherlands54.46.514.4%

In value terms, the United States ($86M) constitutes the largest market for imported yams worldwide, comprising 44% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Canada ($35M), with a 18% share of global imports. It was followed by the UK, with a 7.2% share.

In the United States, yams imports expanded at an average annual rate of +4.3% over the period from 2018-2020. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Canada (+21.2% per year) and the UK (+10.7% per year).

Yams - Top Exporters

COUNTRY201820192020CAGR,
2018-2020
million USD
Jamaica29303813.9%
Ghana3535383.0%
United States17232726.4%
Japan2021200.7%
China1617183.7%

In value terms, the largest yams supplying countries worldwide were Jamaica ($38M), Ghana ($38M) and the United States ($27M), together accounting for 54% of global exports.

The United States saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, among the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Yams - Market Forecast

Driven by rising demand for yams worldwide, the market is expected to start an upward consumption trend over the next decade. The performance of the market is forecast to increase slightly, with an anticipated CAGR of for the period from 2020 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to by the end of 2030.

Yams - Product Coverage

  • HS 071430 - Vegetable roots and tubers; yams (Dioscorea spp.) with high starch or inulin content, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets
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