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 2017. That dollar amount reflects an overall 2.4% increase for all almonds shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013 when exported almonds were worth $6.1 billion.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of both shelled and in-shell almonds shipped during 2017 valued at $4.3 billion or more than two-thirds (69.3%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 17.2% while 6.7% of worldwide almonds shipments originated from Asia. Oceania exporters, almost exclusively in Australia, provided 5.6% 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 2017, including both in-shell and unshelled versions.

  1. United States: US$4.3 billion (69.3% of total exported almonds)
  2. Spain: $596.3 million (9.5%)
  3. Australia: $351.1 million (5.6%)
  4. Hong Kong: $215.5 million (3.4%)
  5. Germany: $114.5 million (1.8%)
  6. Netherlands: $107.3 million (1.7%)
  7. Italy: $101 million (1.6%)
  8. Turkey: $85.3 million (1.4%)
  9. Belgium: $51.4 million (0.8%)
  10. Chile: $42.4 million (0.7%)
  11. Iran: $40.7 million (0.6%)
  12. Afghanistan: $21.4 million (0.34%)
  13. France: $17.6 million (0.28%)
  14. Syria: $14.8 million (0.24%)
  15. United Kingdom: $14.7 million (0.23%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 97.6% of total almonds exports in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing almonds exporters since 2013 were: Benin (up 2,544%), Portugal (up 221.6%), Afghanistan (up 153.3%) and Hong Kong (up 110.7%).

Two countries incurred declines in their exported almonds sales over the five-year period, specifically the Turkey (down -6.9%) and Belgium (down -6.3%).

Shelled

Worldwide exports of shelled almonds totaled US$4.9 billion in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 0.5% increase for all shelled almonds shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. Year over year, the value of shelled almond exports declined by -6.2% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported shelled almonds during 2017 with shipments valued at $3.3 billion or two-thirds (67%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 21.5% followed by Asia at 5.9% then Oceania at 4.2%. Just 0.9% came from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean trailed by 0.5% supplied by Africa.

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of shelled almonds during 2017.

  1. United States: US$3.3 billion (66.9% of exported shelled almonds)
  2. Spain: $589.3 million (12.1%)
  3. Australia: $206.9 million (4.2%)
  4. Germany: $112.9 million (2.3%)
  5. Netherlands: $106.4 million (2.2%)
  6. Hong Kong: $103.4 million (2.12%)
  7. Italy: $94.2 million (1.93%)
  8. Turkey: $85.2 million (1.7%)
  9. Belgium: $49.9 million (1.02%)
  10. Chile: $41.9 million (0.9%)
  11. Iran: $37.9 million (0.8%)
  12. Afghanistan: $18.4 million (0.38%)
  13. France: $17.2 million (0.35%)
  14. Syria: $13.8 million (0.3%)
  15. United Kingdom: $13.8 million (0.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 97.5% of all shelled almonds exports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing shelled almonds exporters since 2013 were: Afghanistan (up 117.6%), Iran (up 95.4%), Syria (up 85.2%) and Italy (up 34%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international shelled almonds sales were led by: United Kingdom (down -73.7%), Chile (down -30.6%), Belgium (down -9%) and Turkey (down -7%).

In-Shell

Global sales for exported in-shell almonds by country in 2017 amounted to US$1.4 billion.

Overall, the value of unshelled almonds exports rose by an average 10% for all exporting countries since 2013. From 2016 to 2017, the value of in-shell almond exports slowed to a modest 0.7%.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of in-shell almonds during 2017 with shipments valued at $1.08 billion or 77.7% of the global total. In second place were Oceanian exporters at 10.4% (mostly Australia) while 9.3% of in-shell almonds shipments originated from Asia. European exporters shipped 2.2% worth of unshelled almonds, trailed by suppliers in Africa (0.4%) and Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (0.04%).

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of in-shell almonds during 2017.

  1. United States: US$1.1 billion (77.7% of exported in-shell almonds)
  2. Australia: $144.1 million (10.4%)
  3. Hong Kong: $112.1 million (8.1%)
  4. Portugal: $7.5 million (0.54%)
  5. Spain: $7 million (0.5%)
  6. Italy: $6.8 million (0.49%)
  7. Benin: $4.7 million (0.3%)
  8. Vietnam: $3.3 million (0.24%)
  9. Afghanistan: $3 million (0.22%)
  10. Iran: $2.8 million (0.2%)
  11. India: $2.5 million (0.18%)
  12. Germany: $1.6 million (0.11%)
  13. Belgium: $1.5 million (0.11%)
  14. Syria: $1 million (0.07%)
  15. Netherlands: $909,000 (0.07%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.2% of all in-shell almonds exports during 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing in-shell almonds exporters since 2013 were: Netherlands (up 277%), Italy (up 201%), Portugal (up 180.1%) and Iran (up 172.7%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international in-shell almonds sales were led by: Belgium (down -84.2%), Germany (down -78.4%), Benin (down -66.8%) and India (down -55.7%).

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:

  • Al Osool Foodstuff Trading LLC (United Arab Emirates)
  • Alfafood GmbH (Germany)
  • Beatty Davids Limited (United Kingdom)
  • Boumamar Trading (Netherlands)
  • DI Sano SRL (Italy)
  • Exportadora Baika SA (Chile)
  • Gervais Henri Florent (France)
  • Mine Dor Danismanlik Dis Ticaret Limited Sirketi (Turkey)
  • P & B International Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • 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 June 7, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 7, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 7, 2018

Wikipedia, Blue Diamond Growers. Accessed on June 7, 2018

Alibaba, Supplier showroom for almonds. Accessed on June 7, 2018