Garlic Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Garlic Market is Segmented by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers an analysis of Production (Volume), Consumption (Value and Volume), Import (Value and Volume), Export (Value and Volume), and Price Trend Analysis. The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD thousand) and volume (ton) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Global Garlic Market Overview
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 4.7 %

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Market Overview

The global garlic market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.7% over the forecast period 2022-2027.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a direct and negative impact on the garlic market globally. China is the largest producer of garlic, accounting for 80% of all production. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, supplies from China decreased while garlic prices increased drastically.

The demand for garlic is rising in various industries, such as processing industries, where the sales of pickles and curry products are high. Garlic is also widely used in herbal products, including pastes and medicines. The vegetable is also famous for use as a flavoring agent in various cuisines.

China is the leading producer of garlic and accounted for 20.7 million ton, followed by India with 2.9 million ton in 2020, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. The other three top producing countries of garlic include South Korea, Egypt, and Russia.

Garlic is the most important crop in many Asian countries. Hence, Asia-Pacific dominates the global market in terms of the consumption of garlic. Garlic is consumed in every home and used in the processing industry. Huge demand for garlic powder due to its varied applications in the food and health care industries is driving the market. It is also used in various food preparations like chutneys, pickles, curry powders, curried vegetables, meat and meat product preparations, tomato ketchup, etc.

The garlic prices are rising, mainly in Europe. China’s garlic supply to Europe is relatively stable. The export price of garlic was around 10-15% higher in the middle of 2021 than in the same period the previous year.

Scope of the Report

Garlic is a plant from the onion family with a strong taste and smell and is used in cooking to add flavor. It can be considered an ideal food that provides a wide range of essential nutrients with many potential health benefits. The garlic market analyses the production (volume), consumption (value and volume), trade in terms of import (value and volume), export (value and volume), and price trend analysis of garlic across the globe. The market is segmented by geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa.

Geography (Production Analysis, Consumption Analysis by Volume and Value, Import Market Analysis by Volume and Value, Export Market Analysis by Volume and Value, and Price Trend Analysis)
North America
South Korea
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Garlic Due to Various Uses in Industries

According to the WHO, regular intake of garlic may lead to a reduction in cancer risk. Garlic is consumed both fresh and used in the processing industry. It is also used in varied food preparations like chutneys, pickles, curry powders, curried vegetables, meat and meat product preparations, tomato ketchup, etc. Raw garlic is also used in second-generation products like garlic powder, garlic salt, garlic vinegar, garlic cheese croutons, garlic potato chips, garlic bread, etc. Hence, the garlic market is expected to generate fairly constant demand over the forecast period. The boom in home cooking has boosted the demand for garlic, and subsequent volume increases demonstrate that suppliers are up to the challenge. However, 2021 saw an increase in foodservice demand for garlic and a slight decrease in the retail demand as consumers returned to restaurants. However, people continue to prepare more meals at home than before the pandemic. According to ITC Trade Map, the global import value increased from USD 2,513.5 million to USD 3,033.0 million between 2019 and 2020. Apart from this, garlic powder is used as herbal medicine. Hence, there is high demand for garlic powder due to its varied applications in the food and health care industries, which are driving the market globally.


Asia-Pacific Leads the Global Garlic Market

Asia-Pacific dominates the global garlic market, with China alone accounting for more than 80% of the worldwide garlic production. According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in 2018, garlic production in China was 20.9 million ton, which decreased to 20.7 million ton in 2020. China is the world's largest producer and exporter of garlic. Its export for 2021 was valued at USD 2.1 million, an increase from 2019 exports, which were valued at USD 1.9 million, as per the ITC Trade Map data. In 2020, the country accounted for 70.3% of global exports. China's low participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused the price of garlic to rise to 1.95 dollars/kg in April 2020. However, overall annual export from China reached USD 2,063.5 million in 2020 from USD 1,991.2 million in 2019. Southeast Asia is the largest export market for Chinese garlic and accounts for nearly 60% of China's garlic export volume. In China, April and May are the peak months of garlic consumption, as many people enjoy preparing pickled garlic during this season. However, in 2021, the price of garlic spiked when fresh garlic entered the market. Therefore, people reduced their consumption volume. India and South Korea are other key markets in the region. In 2020, per capita consumption of garlic in South Korea amounted to around 7.9 kilograms, which was an increase from 6.9 kilograms in 2017 as per the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs in South Korea.

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Recent Developments

In 2022, Daiya, a dairy-free cheese brand, launched its latest cream cheese flavor, called Roasted Garlic & Herbs, made with real pieces of roasted garlic, herbs, and decadent coconut cream. This is the latest addition to its reformulated plant-based cream cheese line.

Five new garlic processing units are likely to come up in Ratlam, India, by the end of 2022 to set up manufacturing facilities for garlic powder, paste, and peeling units.

In 2020, Spanish ingredients supplier Pharmactive Biotech Products launched an aged black garlic extract designed for functional food applications. It was launched under the brand name ABG 10+.

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


    1. 5.1 Geography (Production Analysis, Consumption Analysis by Volume and Value, Import Market Analysis by Volume and Value, Export Market Analysis by Volume and Value, and Price Trend Analysis)

      1. 5.1.1 North America

        1. US

        2. Mexico

        3. Canada

      2. 5.1.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. Ukraine

        3. France

        4. UK

        5. Russia

      3. 5.1.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. Vietnam

        2. China

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Myanmar

        6. Indonesia

      4. 5.1.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.1.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Egypt

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa



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