Top Almonds Exporters by Country

Unshelled almonds

Unshelled almonds

Combined exports of shelled plus in-shell almonds by country totaled US$6.3 billion during 2016. That dollar amount represents an overall 29.7% increase for all almonds shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of shelled and in-shell almonds shipped during 2016 valued at $4.3 billion or over two-thirds (67.7%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 18.6% while 6.8% of worldwide almonds shipments originated from Asia. Oceania exporters, almost exclusively in Australia, provided 5.5% worth of almonds.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 080211 for fresh or dried almonds in shell, 080212 for unshelled almonds.

Top Almonds Exporters by Country

Total Almonds

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of almonds during 2016, included both in-shell and unshelled almonds:

  1. United States: US$4.3 billion (67.7% of total exported almonds)
  2. Spain: $641.1 million (10.1%)
  3. Australia: $346.6 million (5.5%)
  4. Hong Kong: $268.4 million (4.2%)
  5. Germany: $123.6 million (2%)
  6. Italy: $115 million (1.8%)
  7. Netherlands: $107 million (1.7%)
  8. Belgium: $77.1 million (1.2%)
  9. Turkey: $66.4 million (1%)
  10. Chile: $47.9 million (0.8%)
  11. Iran: $29.8 million (0.5%)
  12. France: $19.6 million (0.3%)
  13. United Kingdom: $18.3 million (0.3%)
  14. Afghanistan: $16.7 million (0.3%)
  15. Mozambique: $16.3 million (0.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 97.6% of total almonds exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing almonds exporters since 2012 were: Mozambique (up 205.3%), Belgium (up 112.5%), Italy (up 109.7%) and Iran (up 95.5%).

Two countries posted declines in their exported almonds sales over the five-year period, specifically the United Kingdom (down -23.7%) and Chile (down -11.8%).

Shelled

Exports of shelled almonds totaled US$5 billion in 2016. That dollar amount represents a 34.4% increase for all shelled almonds shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012. Year over year, the value of shelled almond exports declined by -19.7% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported shelled almonds during 2016 with shipments valued at $3.2 billion or 64.9% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 23.1% followed by Asia at 5.4% and Oceania at 5%.

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of shelled almonds during 2016:

  1. United States: US$3.2 billion (64.9% of total exported shelled almonds)
  2. Spain: $635.4 million (12.7%)
  3. Australia: $247.5 million (5%)
  4. Hong Kong: $123.7 million (2.5%)
  5. Germany: $122.4 million (2.5%)
  6. Italy: $108.2 million (2.17%)
  7. Netherlands: $106.3 million (2.13%)
  8. Belgium: $76.2 million (1.5%)
  9. Turkey: $66.4 million (1.3%)
  10. Chile: $47.4 million (0.9%)
  11. Iran: $26.8 million (0.5%)
  12. France: $19.3 million (0.4%)
  13. United Kingdom: $17 million (0.34%)
  14. Mozambique: $16 million (0.32%)
  15. Syria: $15.2 million (0.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 97.5% of all shelled almonds exports in 2016.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing shelled almonds exporters since 2011 were: Mozambique (up 226.5%), Australia (up 157.5%), Belgium (up 110.6%) and Italy (up 98.2%).

Three countries posted declines in their exported shelled almonds sales: United Kingdom (down -28.4%), Hong Kong (down -11.5%) and Chile (down -9.2%).

In-Shell

Global sales from shelled almonds exports by country in 2016 amounted to US$1.3 billion.

Overall, the value of shelled almonds exports were up by an average 14.7% for all exporting countries since 2012 when shelled almonds shipments were valued at $1.2 billion. From 2015 to 2016, the value of unshelled almond export sales slowed to a very modest 0.1%.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of in-shell almonds during 2016 with shipments valued at $1.05 billion or 78.1% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 12.1% while 7.4% of in-shell almonds shipments originated from Oceania (mostly Australia).European exporters shipped 1.6% worth of unshelled almonds.

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of in-shell almonds during 2016:

  1. United States: US$1 billion (78% of exported in-shell almonds)
  2. Hong Kong: $144.7 million (10.8%)
  3. Australia: $99.1 million (7.4%)
  4. Benin: $8.9 million (0.7%)
  5. Italy: $6.8 million (0.5%)
  6. Spain: $5.8 million (0.43%)
  7. Afghanistan: $4.8 million (0.36%)
  8. Iran: $3 million (0.22%)
  9. Vietnam: $2.7 million (0.2%)
  10. Portugal: $1.9 million (0.14%)
  11. China: $1.4 million (0.1%)
  12. Poland: $1.3 million (0.09%)
  13. United Kingdom: $1.2 million (0.09%)
  14. Germany: $1.2 million (0.09%)
  15. United Arab Emirates: $1.1 million (0.08%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.2% of all in-shell almonds exports during 2016.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing in-shell almonds exporters since 2012 were: Vietnam (up 1,761%), Italy (up 282.4%), China (up 248.9%) and Spain (up 222.5%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported in-shell almonds sales were led by: United Arab Emirates (down -94.3%), Germany (down -79.2%), Portugal (down -53.6%) and Poland (down -34.8%).

Companies

Almond Exporting Companies

Below are American companies that sell almonds internationally. Most of these businesses are headquartered in California.

  • Big Tree Organic Farms
  • Blue Diamond Growers
  • Chico Nut Company
  • Crown Nut Co
  • Mariani Nut Company
  • South Valley Almond Company
  • The Almond Co
  • The Wonderful Company

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers also supply almonds to their customers. The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses:

  • P & B International Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • Exportadora Baika SA (Chile)
  • Gervais Henri Florent (France)
  • Alfafood GmbH (Germany)
  • DI Sano SRL (Italy)
  • Boumamar Trading (Netherlands)
  • Mine Dor Danismanlik Dis Ticaret Limited Sirketi (Turkey)
  • Al Osool Foodstuff Trading LLC (United Arab Emirates)
  • Beatty Davids Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Summit Almonds LLC (United States)


 

See also Grapes Exports by Country, Bananas Exports by Country, Kiwifruit Exports by Country and Top Walnuts Exporters by Country

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Wikipedia, Blue Diamond Growers. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Alibaba, Supplier showroom for almonds. Accessed on July 17, 2017