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

The Walnut Market is segmented by Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle-East and Africa). The report provides the Production Analysis (Volume), Consumption Analysis (Value and Volume), Export Analysis (Value and Volume), Import Analysis (Value and Volume), and Price Trend Analysis. The report also offers the market size and forecasts in terms of value in USD million and volume in metric ton for the above-mentioned segments.

Market Snapshot

Walnut Market Overview
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 5.3 %

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Market Overview

The walnut market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period (2022-2027). 

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected walnut production and caused disruptions in the export and import markets, distribution, packing, and supply chain logistics. The value addition activities were affected negatively as disrupted distribution channels impacted the end products of walnuts in the market. The extended lockdown hit consumption and demand in the Asia-Pacific region, which is the largest walnut consumer. With the growing inclination of consumers toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the high amount of nutritional content and health benefits associated with walnuts make them one of the most important species of tree nuts. Moreover, the rising per capita consumption of walnuts, the rising demand for convenience food, innovation in packaging, and the expanding population willing to pay a premium for healthy fruits are some other factors propelling the market growth. As per FAOSTAT, the production of in-shell walnuts in China was 2.52 million metric ton in 2019. The production is estimated to lower by 15% due to the effects of the previous year’s damage caused by frost. Additionally, adequate stocks in the country and high international walnut prices affected the demand for walnuts in China during 2018 to 2019, which kept the imports lower. It is estimated that close to 50% of the walnuts produced worldwide move to retail consumption, while their usage in the food processing industry as an ingredient in the manufacture of nut butter, bakery products, confectionery, and other similar products constitutes 42%.

Scope of the Report

Walnuts are round, single-seeded stone fruits that grow from the walnut trees. The walnut market is segmented by geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle-East and Africa). The report provides the production analysis (volume), consumption analysis (value and volume), export analysis (value and volume), import analysis (value and volume), and price trend analysis. The report also offers the market size and forecasts in terms of value in USD million and volume in metric ton for the above-mentioned segments.

Geography (Production Analysis by Volume, 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
Mexico
Europe
Ukraine
Chile
Italy
Spain
Netherlands
Moldova
Asia-Pacific
China
Australia
Turkey
South America
Chile
Brazil
Peru
Middle-East and Africa
Turkey
Egypt

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand in the Food Processing Industry

The percentage of globally traded walnuts consumed as an ingredient in industries such as bakery, confectionery, chocolate, nut butter, and similar processed products has increased. Due to their nutritional benefits, walnuts also find their way into beef jerky snacks, ready-to-eat meals, and other products. Apart from bakery items, walnuts are being incorporated into savory dishes, traditional sweets, and local restaurants. The versatility of walnuts as an ingredient has been enhanced over the past few years, with the increase in international trade of walnuts as a commodity. This is evident as consumers are using walnuts in beverages, breakfast cereals, and in-home baking. It has been estimated that close to 60.0% of the walnuts consumed by the global food industry move into the confectionary channel.

To cater to this growing demand, production across the countries has been growing steadily. The overall production of walnut in 2020/2021 surpassed the 1 million metric ton mark, amounting to 1,022,030 (kernel basis), up by 10% from the previous season. China was the largest producing country, accounting for 47% of the world share, with a crop rise of 10% from the previous year. It was followed by the United States, Chile, Ukraine, and France.

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Increasing Walnut Consumption in the Asia-Pacific Region

The Asia-Pacific region contributes almost 36.0% of the global consumption of walnuts. The value of walnuts consumed in the regions stood at 2.73 billion in 2018. Walnut consumption in the region is dominated by consumption in China. The per capita consumption of walnuts by China is also increasing yearly, indicating a growth of 10.5 times in the past 21 years. China's in-shell walnut production is anticipated to increase, supported by a good harvest. This is driven by a bumper harvest in Xinjiang and Yunnan, the country’s two leading walnut-producing provinces, due to favorable growing conditions. Further, in recent years, walnut planting areas expanded, driven by high walnut prices and government support programs in mountainous and hilly areas.

Mostly, the demand is met through domestic production, while the baking and processed food sectors account for nearly half of the walnuts consumed in the country. The snacking industry consumes the bulk of the total walnuts, which is expected to further increase during the forecast period.

Walnut Market

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 Geography (Production Analysis by Volume, 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 Mexico

      2. 5.1.2 Europe

        1. 5.1.2.1 Ukraine

        2. 5.1.2.2 Chile

        3. 5.1.2.3 Italy

        4. 5.1.2.4 Spain

        5. 5.1.2.5 Netherlands

        6. 5.1.2.6 Moldova

      3. 5.1.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.1.3.1 China

        2. 5.1.3.2 Australia

        3. 5.1.3.3 Turkey

      4. 5.1.4 South America

        1. 5.1.4.1 Chile

        2. 5.1.4.2 Brazil

        3. 5.1.4.3 Peru

      5. 5.1.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.1.5.1 Turkey

        2. 5.1.5.2 Egypt

  6. 6. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

  7. 7. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE COVID-19 IMPACT ON THE MARKET

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Walnut Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Walnut Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

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