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  • 10% growth of almond cashew imports in Europe and the United States in 2015

    Feb 23rd, 2016

    Almond cashew imports from Europe and the United States increased by 10% each in 2015 compared to 2014, observed N'Kalô. In both markets, Vietnam strengthens its leading supplier position, representing 67 and 70% of imports. This is followed by India (between 18 and 22%) and Brazil (between 3.5 and 4%).

    Africa accounts for only 5.4% of US imports in 2015, down from 2014 (6.2%) and 5.7% of those in the European Union, a slight increase from 2014 ( 5.7%).

    In the US market, the first African exporters are by far the Ivory Coast (3433 tons in 2015) with a volume almost stable compared to 2014 and Mozambique (2369 tons) increase (34%). In terms of progress, Togo takes the cake with a rise of 96% in volumes, followed by Kenya (+ 39%) while Burkina Faso is a laggard with a fucking 98%, preceded by Ghana (-43%). Overall, exports from West Africa are down nearly 15% to 5,188 tons while that of Eastern Africa grew by 22%.

    On the EU market, the main African suppliers are Tanzania (2017 tons) rose sharply (+ 69%) and Côte d'Ivoire (3887 tons), quasi-stable. The Benin (+ 165%), Madagascar (+ 107%) and Guinea (+ 97%) are the countries that have most developed their volume while Ghana (-54%) and Mozambique (29%) have the largest declines. Regionally, West African exports increased slightly (+ 6.2%) to 3868 tons and Eastern Africa increased significantly (+ 34%) to 2 620 tons in 2015.

    Almond cashew imports in 2014 and 2015 (in tons)

    United States

    European Union   Import in 2014  Import in 2015 Import in 2014 Import in 2015

    Benin                      614                   552               116              306

    Burkina Faso            533                     9                737              764

    Ivory Coast               3322               3433              1931            1981

    Ghana                    1145                  653                485            222

    Guinea                       89                                      33                 65

    Nigeria                       207                 220              244                435

    Togo                          164                321               96                   95

    West Africa Total         6074             5188             3642              3868

    Kenya                        172                238

     

    Madagascar                                                          48                 98

    Mozambique                1770            2369              720               514

    Tanzania                        618            523               1193            2017

    Total East Africa            2560            3130             1961           2629

    TOTAL                          138115         152587          103170      113790


    Source: www.commodafrica.com/22-02-2016-croissance-de-10-des-importations-damande-de-cajou-en-europe-et-aux-etats-unis-en-2015)