Nut industry worldwide - statistics & facts

Nuts are some of the world’s most popular snacks and come in many varieties, such as peanuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds, and hazelnuts. Many nuts are defined as seeds, while others are botanically defined as fruits. When eaten in moderation, nuts can be quite healthy and a fine source of protein, fat, fiber, etc. During the 2020/2021 period, over 5.3 million metric tons of tree nuts were produced worldwide. Within the tree nut category, the almond production volume (kernel basis) was by far the highest in the 2020/2021 period: over 1.6 million metric tons of almonds were produced that year. Walnuts and cashews, which stood in second and third place respectively within the same measured period, each reached over one million metric tons.

Leading tree nut producers

During the 2019/2020 period, the leading country in terms of global walnut production was China. The United States ranked second, producing just about 600 thousand metric tons that marketing year. China was also the largest producer of peanuts worldwide, with a global production share of roughly 40 percent in 2019. India produced about 14 percent of peanuts that year. Almost 50 percent of the world’s pistachios were cultivated in the United States in 2020/2021.

International trade

In 2019, the world’s leading exporter of edible nuts was by far the United States, which exported close to 1.4 billion kilograms that year. Turkey accounted for the second-largest edible nut export volume, which was about 260 million kilograms that year. Other major nut exporters in 2019 included Indonesia, China, and Chile. On the other hand, 2019’s leading importer of edible nuts was Germany, which imported over two billion U.S. dollars’ worth of nuts within the same year.

There are numerous health benefits associated with eating nuts. In 2020, about over 1.31 million metric tons of almonds were consumed worldwide.

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Nut industry worldwide - statistics & facts

Nuts are some of the world’s most popular snacks and come in many varieties, such as peanuts, pecans, pistachios, almonds, and hazelnuts. Many nuts are defined as seeds, while others are botanically defined as fruits. When eaten in moderation, nuts can be quite healthy and a fine source of protein, fat, fiber, etc. During the 2020/2021 period, over 5.3 million metric tons of tree nuts were produced worldwide. Within the tree nut category, the almond production volume (kernel basis) was by far the highest in the 2020/2021 period: over 1.6 million metric tons of almonds were produced that year. Walnuts and cashews, which stood in second and third place respectively within the same measured period, each reached over one million metric tons.

Leading tree nut producers

During the 2019/2020 period, the leading country in terms of global walnut production was China. The United States ranked second, producing just about 600 thousand metric tons that marketing year. China was also the largest producer of peanuts worldwide, with a global production share of roughly 40 percent in 2019. India produced about 14 percent of peanuts that year. Almost 50 percent of the world’s pistachios were cultivated in the United States in 2020/2021.

International trade

In 2019, the world’s leading exporter of edible nuts was by far the United States, which exported close to 1.4 billion kilograms that year. Turkey accounted for the second-largest edible nut export volume, which was about 260 million kilograms that year. Other major nut exporters in 2019 included Indonesia, China, and Chile. On the other hand, 2019’s leading importer of edible nuts was Germany, which imported over two billion U.S. dollars’ worth of nuts within the same year.

There are numerous health benefits associated with eating nuts. In 2020, about over 1.31 million metric tons of almonds were consumed worldwide.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 30 most important statistics relating to "Nut industry worldwide".

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