Peanuts Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Peanut Industry Value includes Production Analysis (Volume), Consumption Analysis (Value and Volume), Import Analysis (Value and Volume), Export Analysis (Value and Volume), and Price Trend Analysis, and the Market is Segmented by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers the market sizes and forecasts in terms of volume in metric ton and value in USD thousand for all the above segments.

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 90.42 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 102.81 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 2.60 %
Fastest Growing Market North America
Largest Market Asia-Pacific
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Peanut Market Analysis

The Peanuts Market size is estimated at USD 90.42 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 102.81 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 2.60% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • Peanuts are an important food crop and are used in various food products. They are an important source of nutrients, including protein and oil. They are also helpful in maintaining a healthy body and having plenty of dietary proteins. Additionally, the increase in the demand for convenience foods like snacks is increasing the demand for peanuts as peanuts are consumed as a whole nut snack, a component of confections and sauces to accompany other foods, peanut butter, and peanut oil. Therefore, the increased health benefits and the wide usage of peanuts in many food products are the factors driving the market's growth in the forecast period.
  • The leading peanut producer countries are China, India, Nigeria, the United States, Indonesia, Argentina, Senegal, and Brazil. China is the world's largest producer of peanuts, accounting for about two-fifths of the world's production. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, Henan is the largest peanut-producing province in China, with a production volume of almost 6 million metric tons.
  • Along with this, China and India are the largest consumers and exporters of peanuts in the world, accounting for more than 36.0% of global consumption. The market for peanuts is expected to increase during the forecast period as exporters are experiencing demand from Southeast Asian countries and the European region. Increasing demand for nut-based snacks, nut butter, and protein-rich foods is likely to drive the peanut market's growth.

Peanut Market Trends

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

Increasing Demand in the International Market

The increasing demand for protein-rich foods is expected to drive the high demand for peanuts globally over the forecast period, encouraging higher exports. Furthermore, the growing demand for peanut oil in the pharmaceuticals and personal care sectors has further boosted the market's growth. Argentina, India, the United States, and China are the major exporters of peanuts globally. According to the ITC trade map, in 2021, Argentina exported 634,080 metric ton of peanuts, followed by India with 563,268 metric ton in second place. In the United States, the production is dominated by the Southeast, the Southwest, Virginia, and North Carolina, from where the majority of the exports take place.

The Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom are the three countries that offer ample opportunities to exporters of peanuts in developing countries. In the future, the European market for peanuts is expected to grow due to the changes in the consumption patterns of customers, as plant-based protein is gaining popularity instead of meat-based protein. With people becoming more interested in healthy eating, peanuts are expected to become an important source of unsaturated fats, fiber, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

Additionally, the consumers' busy lives are pushing them toward more protein-rich healthy snacks that require less time to serve, such as peanut butter, nut bars, etc., which is boosting the market during the forecast period.

Peanuts Market: Export Volume in Metric Ton, Major Countries, 2021

Asia-Pacific Leads the Market

China is the world's leading producer of peanuts. The five provinces where 70% of the crop is grown are Shandong, Henan, Hebei, Guangdong, and Jiangsu provinces. The tropical climatic conditions favor the production of peanuts in this region. In 2020, according to FAO, China was the biggest peanut producer, with a production of 18.0 million metric ton. India, Nigeria, and the United States followed with about 9.9,4.4, and 2.7 million metric ton, respectively. In 2019, the production of peanuts decreased in India, the United States, and Senegal due to adverse weather conditions like delayed and irregular rainfall. Later in 2020, the production rose back up.

China and India are the largest consumers and exporters of peanuts in the world. With people becoming increasingly interested in healthy eating, peanuts are expected to become an important source of unsaturated fats, fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. The wide usage of by-products and end products of peanuts, such as peanut oil, used for cooking, and the leftover after oil extraction, used as animal feed in these countries. Additionally, about half of China's peanut supply is directly consumed by humans, and the other half is crushed into meals or oil. India is another key market in the region, with per capita consumption reaching 4.26 kg in 2020, as per International Nut & Dried Fruit Council.

Moreover, the increased demand from major importers such as Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan led China to increase its production, which grew in 2020. The market growth is anticipated to bolster over the forecast period globally, owing to the demand from processed foods industries for products such as peanut snacks, a widely consumed snack in the Asia-Pacific region.

Peanuts Market: Growth Rate in %, Region, 2022-2027

Peanut Market News

  • October 2022: General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) granted authorization to 47 Brazilian peanut companies to export to China. Through this, China opens the import market for peanuts from Brazil.
  • September 2022: India's first 'Spanish type' high oleic peanut was developed by researchers at ICRISAT in partnership with the Junagadh Agricultural University. It is advantageous compared to the initial varieties of the 'Virginia-type.' The new peanut line being high yielding, drought tolerant, and resistant to foliar diseases, will help increase the income of farmers and traders in India and enhance export opportunities for Indian peanuts.
  • May 2022: The Government of Andhra Pradesh in India fixed the subsidized peanut seed rates at ₹51.48 (0.64 USD) per kg and opened the registration for farmers to purchase the subsidized seed.

Peanut Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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

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

      1. 5.1.1 North America

        1. 5.1.1.1 United States

        2. 5.1.1.2 Canada

      2. 5.1.2 Europe

        1. 5.1.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.1.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.1.2.3 France

        4. 5.1.2.4 Russia

        5. 5.1.2.5 Ukraine

      3. 5.1.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.1.3.1 China

        2. 5.1.3.2 India

        3. 5.1.3.3 Indonesia

      4. 5.1.4 South America

        1. 5.1.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.1.4.2 Argentina

      5. 5.1.5 Africa

        1. 5.1.5.1 Nigeria

        2. 5.1.5.2 Tanzania

  6. 6. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Peanut Industry Segmentation

Peanuts are oval-shaped nuts commercially distributed as pulses and oilseeds. They are widely used in the food and beverage industry in the form of oil, flour, snacks, and peanut butter. The peanuts market includes a production analysis (volume), consumption analysis (value and volume), import analysis (value and volume), export analysis (value and volume), and price trend analysis. The market is also segmented by geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers the market sizes and forecasts in terms of volume in metric ton and value in USD thousand for all the above segments.

By Geography (Production Analysis, Consumption Analysis by Value and Volume, Import Analysis by Value and Volume, Export Analysis by Value and Volume, and Price Trend Analysis)
North America
United States
Canada
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Russia
Ukraine
Asia-Pacific
China
India
Indonesia
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Africa
Nigeria
Tanzania
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Peanut Market Research FAQs

The Peanuts Market size is expected to reach USD 90.42 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 2.60% to reach USD 102.81 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Peanuts Market size is expected to reach USD 90.42 billion.

North America is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific accounts for the largest market share in Peanuts Market.

In 2023, the Peanuts Market size was estimated at USD 88.13 billion. The report covers the Peanuts Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Peanuts Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Peanut Industry Report

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Peanuts Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)