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Africa: Essential Oils Market 2023

Essential Oils Market Size in Africa

The African essential oils market stood at $X in 2021, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. The total consumption indicated a buoyant expansion from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +5.5% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, consumption decreased by -12.3% against 2019 indices. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2021, consumption failed to regain momentum.

Essential Oils Production in Africa

In value terms, essential oils production stood at $X in 2021 estimated in export price. The total production indicated a remarkable increase from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +6.7% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, production increased by +3.1% against 2018 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 when the production volume increased by 40% against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $X. From 2016 to 2021, production growth remained at a lower figure.

Essential Oils Exports

Exports in Africa

In 2021, exports of essential oils in Africa stood at X tons, picking up by 2.5% against the previous year's figure. Total exports indicated a resilient expansion from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +9.5% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, exports increased by +127.0% against 2012 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2020 with an increase of 29% against the previous year. The volume of export peaked in 2021 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.

In value terms, essential oils exports expanded to $X in 2021. Overall, exports posted a prominent increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when exports increased by 33% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the exports attained the maximum in 2021 and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

Madagascar (X tons) and South Africa (X tons) prevails in exports structure, together constituting 72% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Egypt (X tons) and Tunisia (X tons), together committing a 13% share of total exports. Morocco (X tons), Rwanda (X tons) and Tanzania (X tons) took a minor share of total exports.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Rwanda (with a CAGR of +108.7%), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest essential oils supplying countries in Africa were Madagascar ($X), Egypt ($X) and South Africa ($X), together comprising 66% of total exports. Tunisia, Morocco, Tanzania and Rwanda lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 24%.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Rwanda, with a CAGR of +66.7%, saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the export price in Africa amounted to $X per ton, approximately reflecting the previous year. In general, the export price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the export price increased by 26% against the previous year. As a result, the export price reached the peak level of $X per ton. From 2018 to 2021, the export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Egypt ($X per ton), while Rwanda ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Tunisia (+10.7%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Essential Oils Imports

Imports in Africa

In 2021, purchases abroad of essential oils decreased by -11.8% to X tons, falling for the second year in a row after two years of growth. Overall, imports, however, enjoyed mild growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of 146%. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tons. From 2020 to 2021, the growth of imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, essential oils imports amounted to $X in 2021. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 when imports increased by 28%. The level of import peaked at $X in 2019; however, from 2020 to 2021, imports failed to regain momentum.

Imports by Country

Nigeria (X tons) and South Africa (X tons) represented the key importers of essential oils in 2021, reaching approx. 30% and 24% of total imports, respectively. The following importers - Uganda (X tons), Kenya (X tons), Tanzania (X tons), Swaziland (X tons), Cameroon (X tons), Ghana (X tons), Egypt (X tons), Zimbabwe (X tons), Botswana (X tons), Ethiopia (X tons) and Sudan (X tons) - together made up 30% of total imports.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Cameroon (with a CAGR of +37.5%), while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, South Africa ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported essential oils in Africa, comprising 32% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was taken by Kenya ($X), with a 14% share of total imports. It was followed by Egypt, with an 11% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual growth rate of value in South Africa amounted to +7.3%. The remaining importing countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Kenya (+25.8% per year) and Egypt (-1.7% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the import price in Africa amounted to $X per ton, growing by 15% against the previous year. Import price indicated a mild expansion from 2012 to 2021: its price increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, essential oils import price increased by +109.7% against 2019 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 an increase of 108%. The level of import peaked at $X per ton in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2021, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Egypt ($X per ton), while Cameroon ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Kenya (+17.4%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Market Intelligence Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2022 2012-2022 2023-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for essential oils in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of consumption in 2021 were Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and Ethiopia, together comprising 24% of total consumption. These countries were followed by Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, South Africa, Uganda, Somalia, Algeria, Tunisia and Cote d'Ivoire, which together accounted for a further 41%.
What are the largest producers of essential oils in Africa?
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The countries with the highest volumes of production in 2021 were Madagascar, South Africa and Egypt, together accounting for 33% of total production. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco, Somalia and Uganda lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 39%.
What are the leading suppliers of essential oils in Africa?
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In value terms, the largest essential oils supplying countries in Africa were Madagascar, Egypt and South Africa, with a combined 66% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Tunisia, Morocco, Tanzania and Rwanda, which together accounted for a further 24%.
What are the leading importers of essential oils in Africa?
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In value terms, South Africa constitutes the largest market for imported essential oils in Africa, comprising 32% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was taken by Kenya, with a 14% share of total imports. It was followed by Egypt, with an 11% share.
What is the average export price for essential oils in Africa?
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The export price in Africa stood at $23,465 per ton in 2021, standing approx. at the previous year.
What is the average import price for essential oils in Africa?
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In 2021, the import price in Africa amounted to $14,136 per ton, rising by 15% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the essential oils market in Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2030.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20531020 - Essential oils
Country coverage:
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Reunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Western Sahara
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in Africa, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

Reasons to buy this report:
• Take advantage of the latest data
• Find deeper insights into current market developments
• Discover vital success factors affecting the market
This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
REPORT DESCRIPTION
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCT

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2022
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2022
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Algeria
• Angola
• Benin
• Botswana
• Burkina Faso
• Burundi
• Cabo Verde
• Cameroon
• Central African Republic
• Chad
• Comoros
• Congo
• Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Djibouti
• Egypt
• Equatorial Guinea
• Eritrea
• Ethiopia
• Gabon
• Gambia
• Ghana
• Guinea
• Guinea-Bissau
• Kenya
• Lesotho
• Liberia
• Libya
• Madagascar
• Malawi
• Mali
• Mauritania
• Mauritius
• Mayotte
• Morocco
• Mozambique
• Namibia
• Niger
• Nigeria
• Reunion
• Rwanda
• Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Senegal
• Seychelles
• Sierra Leone
• Somalia
• South Africa
• Sudan
• Swaziland
• Tanzania
• Togo
• Tunisia
• Uganda
• Zambia
• Zimbabwe
• Cote d'Ivoire
• Western Sahara
• South Sudan
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2022
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2022
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2022
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2022
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2012–2022
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