Exports by Country

In 2018, the U.S. (204K tonnes) represented the major exporter for almonds, generating 67% of total exports. China, Hong Kong SAR (36K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a 12% share, followed by Australia (7%) and Benin (6.8%). The United Arab Emirates (7K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Imports by Country

In 2018, India (131K tonnes) represented the key importer for almonds, making up 44% of total imports. It was distantly followed by Viet Nam (61K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (46K tonnes) and China (15K tonnes), together committing 41% share of total imports. The following importers – the United Arab Emirates (6.2K tonnes), Japan (5.8K tonnes) and Spain (5.8K tonnes) – each amounted to a 5.9% share of total imports. In value terms, India ($666M) constitutes the largest market for imported almonds worldwide, comprising 48% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Viet Nam ($243M), with a 17% share of global imports. It was followed by China, Hong Kong SAR, with a 15% share.

  No of pcs every 45 gms 18 pcs: 180 grade | 21 pcs: 210 grade   |   24 pcs: 240 grade | 32 pcs: 320 grade
  W – 180 It is the ‘ King of Cashew ‘ – They are larger in   size and very expensive.
  W – 210 Are popularly known as ‘ Jumbo ‘ nuts
  W – 240 It is an attractive grade which is reasonably   priced
  W – 320 Are the most popular among cashew kernels   and highest in terms of availability, worldwide
  W – 450 Are the smallest and cheapest white whole kernels and hence the favorite among low priced whole grades

Area and Production

In India cashew is being grown in an area of 10.27 lakh hectares with a total production of 7.25 lakh MT of raw nuts and unit area productivity of 706 kg/ha. India is the largest producer of raw cashewnut contributing 20% of total global production. The major distribution of Cashew in India is in the States of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra along the West Coast, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa along the East Coast and some extent in the states of West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand & North Eastern States. The production and productivity of cashew is highest in the state of Maharashtra. The highest average productivity of Maharashtra is 1262 Kg/ha. Andhra Pradesh and Orissa are the other two States in the 2nd and 3rd position followed by Maharashtra in the production of cashew in India.

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