Nutmeg Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Nutmeg Production by Country is segmented by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report analyzes the Production (Volume), Consumption (Value and Volume), and Trade in terms of Import (Value and Volume), Export (Value and Volume), and Price Trend Analysis across the World. The report offers the market size and forecasts in terms of volume in metric tons and value in USD thousand for all the above segments.

Nutmeg Market Size

Nutmeg Market Market  Summary
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Study Period 2017-2027
Market Size (2023) USD 2.60 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 3.40 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 5.50 %
Fastest Growing Market Europe
Largest Market Asia

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Nutmeg Market Analysis

The Nutmeg Market size is expected to grow from USD 2.60 billion in 2023 to USD 3.40 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 5.50% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • The increase in international trade due to the high popularity of Asian cuisines such as Indian and Thai dishes among the Western community and the high growth in the oleoresin industry are some of the factors driving the market growth for nutmeg during the forecast period.
  • Nutmeg is a spice plant with a significant economic value, particularly the nutmeg and flower portions (mace), which can be used to make nutmeg oil. Nutmeg oil is one of the most popular essential oils on the international market. Nutmeg from Indonesia and India has a competitive advantage in the global market due to its distinct aroma and high oil yield. Smallholder plantations oversee all of the nutmeg growing in India and Indonesia.
  • In the year 2021, the total nutmeg exports were valued at USD 1441.39 Million. Guatemala, India, and Indonesia were the key producers and they held a share of more than 70% of the total exports in 2021. Middle East countries such as Saudi Arbia and United Arab Emirates along with the United States were the prime import destinations for nutmeg products. The demand for nutmeg for these destination is anticipated to increase during the forecast period owing to increasing consumption.

Nutmeg Market Trends

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

Increasing International Trade of Nutmeg is Driving the Market

Nutmeg is widely used in Asian cuisines and it is becoming popular in many parts of the world. Europe is one of the major importers of Nutmeg. The rising popularity of ethnic cuisines, such as Indian and Thai, has spurred the demand for spices such as nutmeg among food manufacturers.

In Indonesia, the nutmeg trade is geared more toward export than domestic consumption. Nutmeg is commonly converted into sweets and syrup in the local market to add value from raw to processed form. Because marketing is limited to production areas, the marketing opportunity for sweets remains enormous. Nutmeg is primarily grown in the southern state of Kerala, although it has lately moved to the eastern state of Andhra Pradesh and the northeastern region of India.

The European Union is one of the fastest-growing export markets for Indonesian nutmeg. However, the European Union applies severe laws (private standards) to all imported products, including nutmeg, particularly in terms of health and food safety. The European people's health-conscious culture drives them to seek natural ingredients in the food they consume. The consumption of Indonesian nutmeg in the European Union is divided into two categories: dry nutmeg (whole nutmeg and powder nutmeg) and dried mace. Whole dried nutmeg is widely used for flavoring in the food industry, meat and dairy products (sausages, soups, spice mixes, baked goods, eggnog, ice cream, etc), as well as in the home. The increasing consumption is anticipated to grow the nutmeg trade during the forecast period.

Global Nutmeg Market: Export Value in USsD Million, India and Indonesia,| 2019-2021

Asia-Pacific Dominates the Market

Asian countries are the key consumers of Nutmeg spice. The popularity of this spice is explained by the wide range of regional dishes using it as a major spice ingredient and the age-old tradition of using it in medicine. Guatemala, India, and Indonesia are the key producers and export markets for nutmeg. The growth in the Oleoresins industry has further augmented the market growth for nutmeg in the region. Oleoresins from spices such as nutmeg are interesting ingredients for food manufacturers to create ethnic dishes.

Nutmeg is produced as a commercial crop with other spices and crops in a multidrop scenario. It is grown primarily in homesteads in Kerala and provides significant revenue to households. According to the Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development, over 50,000 farmers in Kerala are involved in nutmeg cultivation.

The large Asian community which includes India and Indonesia lives across different parts of the globe and uses nutmeg as an ingredient in the garam masala employed to make seasonal curry dishes. With growing interest in Asian cuisines, the demand for nutmeg spice in Asia - Pacific is expected to grow during the forecast period. Oleoresin extractions for nutmeg take place in countries, such as India and Sri Lanka; so they have export opportunities in the region. With the rise in demand from the international community, the market for nutmeg is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Nutmeg Market: Growth rate by Region, 2022-2027

Nutmeg Market News

October 2022: Goa, a state in India, is promoting alternative cola from the nutmeg fruit. A former IT professional from Goa has formulated a herbal cola from the agro waste of the nutmeg fruit and it is expected to go for largescale production soon, it is expected to provide additional income to farmers growing the fruit.

October 2021: India became a strategic partner for Indonesia's spice trade. This partnership was implemented for businesses and trade between Indonesia and India to increase so that it could provide more prosperity for the people of both countries, as well as expand the spice market of these countries in the international market.

Nutmeg 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


    1. 5.1 Geography

      1. 5.1.1 North Amercia

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Guatamela

      2. 5.1.2 Europe

        1. Netherlands

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. Spain

        5. Italy

      3. 5.1.3 Asia - Pacific

        1. India

        2. Indonesia

        3. Vietnam

        4. Srilanka

        5. China

        6. Japan

      4. 5.1.4 South America

        1. Brazil

      5. 5.1.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Egypt

        3. Saudi Arabia

        4. United Arab Emirates


Nutmeg Industry Segmentation

For the purpose of the report, Nutmeg which is the seed or ground spice of several species of the genus Myristica is considered. In this report Nutmeg, neither crushed nor ground has been considered. The Nutmeg Market Analyzes the Production (Volume), Consumption (Value and Volume), and Trade in terms of Import (Value and Volume), Export (Value and Volume), and Price Trend Analysis across the World. The Market is segmented by Geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa. The report offers the market size and forecasts in terms of volume in metric tons and value in USD thousand for all the above segments.

North Amercia
United States
United Kingdom
Asia - Pacific
South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

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Nutmeg Market Research FAQs

The Nutmeg Market size is expected to reach USD 2.60 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 5.5% to reach USD 3.40 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Nutmeg Market size is expected to reach USD 2.60 billion.

Europe is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2027).

In 2023, the Asia accounts for the largest market share in the Nutmeg Market.

Nutmeg Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Nutmeg market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Nutmeg analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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