Cardamom Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Cardamom Market is Analyzed by Production (Volume), Consumption (Volume and Value), Imports (Volume and Value), Exports (Volume and Value), and Price Trend Analysis. The market is segmented by geography.

Cardamom Industry Overview

Cardamom Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia
Largest Market: Asia
CAGR: 6.1 %

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Cardamom Market Analysis

The cardamom market is projected to register a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The price of cardamom is unstable due to the irregular demand from the major importers such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the decrease in the global supply of cardamom due to poor weather conditions in major producing countries such as Guatemala, Indonesia, and India.

Guatemala was the leading producer of cardamom, which accounted for more than 55% of the global production in 2019. Asian countries such as Indonesia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka are also some of the other major producers of cardamom.

Cardamom Industry Segments

Cardamom is known as the queen of spices. Green cardamom, black cardamom, and Madagascar cardamom are the major type of cardamom cultivated across the world. The cardamom market is analyzed by production (volume), consumption (volume and value), imports (volume and value), exports (volume and value), and price trend of cardamom in the respective countries. In this report, cardamoms, neither crushed nor ground, have been considered.

United States
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

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Cardamom Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Cardamom Market according to our research experts:

Asian Countries and Guatemala are the Major Producers

The production of cardamom declined in 2018, owing to poor weather conditions. According to the FAO, the production of nutmeg, mace, and cardamom was 129,725 metric tons in 2017, which increased by 10.8% and reached 143,829 metric tons in 2020. India accounted for 29.4% of the total production, which was 42,338 metric tons in 2020, followed by Indonesia and Guatemala with 41,000 metric tons and 38,610 metric tons in the same year. Indonesia and Guatemala accounted for 28.5% and 26.8% of the total production of cardamom. The global organization Mercy crops, in partnership with tea company Twinings, launched a three-year initiative in March 2020. This initiative is expected to boost the income of small cardamom farmers in Northern Guatemala by increasing the yield of cardamom. Alta Verapaz in Northern Guatemala produces around 70% of the country's total cardamom production.

Cardamom Market Share

The United Arab Emirates is a Major Importer

Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the major importers of cardamom, nutmeg, and mace. Saudi Arabia accounted for 20.9 % of the global import market share in terms of value, whereas the United Arab Emirates accounted for 11.7% in the same year. According to ITC Trade, Saudi Arabia imported around 10,929 metric tons of cardamom, which was valued at around USD 307.5 million in 2020. Almost 90% of the cardamom imports come from Guatemala as Saudi Arabia has detained Indian consignments for high pesticide residue levels, which has led the exporters to stop the trade in 2019. Additionally, the lower international price of Guatemalan cardamom at USD 42 per kg has led to an increase in imports of Guatemalan cardamom.

Cardamom Market

Cardamom Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Value Chain Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Production Analysis in Volume, Consumption Analysis by Volume and Value, Import Analysis by Value and Volume, Export Analysis by Value and Volume, and Price Trend Analysis)

    1. 5.1 Geography

      1. 5.1.1 United States

      2. 5.1.2 Guatemala

      3. 5.1.3 Indonesia

      4. 5.1.4 India

      5. 5.1.5 Nepal

      6. 5.1.6 Saudi Arabia

      7. 5.1.7 United Arab Emirates



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Cardamom Market Research FAQs

The Cardamom Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Cardamom Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.1% over the next 5 years.

Asia is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia holds highest share in 2021.

Cardamom Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Cardamom sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Cardamom research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Cardamom report PDF.

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