United States Cashew Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The US Cashew Market report analyzes the trend, growth, and demand of the cashew in the United States. It gives a comprehensive view of production, consumption, and trade analysis of cashew in the United States.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2016 - 2026

Base Year:



3.1 %

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Market Overview

The US cashew market is estimated to register a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period (2020-2025). Cashew production in the United States is negligible, therefore it depends on imports to meet the market demand. The United States is the leading importer of cashew kernels with 98 thousand metric ton in 2019, which is 11% of words total import quantity but the imports of in-shell cashew are very low. The United States is primarily dependent on Vietnam, Thailand, and India for importing cashew. Health benefits of cashew consumption and demand from cashew processing industries are the prime drivers of the market.

Scope of the report

Cashews are kidney-shaped edible nuts, rich in oil, protein, and fats. The study analyzes the global scenario of the cashew market. The report covers production, consumption, trade, and price trend analyses of cashew at a macro-level, in addition to the value chain and price trend analysis. Raw cashew nuts (in shell) have been considered while collecting data for production.

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Key Market Trends

Decrease in Cashew Imports

The United States is the leading importer of cashew kernels in the world but raw, shelled cashew imports are very low and the imports have been decreasing at a significant rate since 2017. The import volume in 2019 was 150 metric ton, which is almost 50% less than the import value noticed in 2017. The main reason for the reduction in imports is due to the fall in the prices in the US market. The prices of cashews have declined by 13.5% in 2018 which effected the global cashew exports.

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Vietnam - Major Cashew Importing Partner

The United States imports in-shell cashew from Vietnam, Honduras, and India. Vietnam accounts for the major share of importing value with USD 1.2 million, followed by Honduras and India with USD 66,000 and 4,000, respectively in 2019. In shell cashew imports are very low in the United States, as the country primarily depends on shelled cashew imports. High demand from direct consumers and cashew milk processing industries in the United States are the key stimulants for the cashew importing market in the United States.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

    5. 4.5 Value Chain Analysis


    1. 5.1 Production Analysis

    2. 5.2 Consumption Analysis and Market Value

    3. 5.3 Import Market Analysis (Volume and Value)

    4. 5.4 Export Market Analysis (Volume and Value)

    5. 5.5 Price Trend Analysis


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