Top Walnuts Exporters by Country

Shelled walnuts

In-shell walnuts

Total combined exports of in-shell plus shelled walnuts by country totaled US$3.4 billion in 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 7.1% uptick for all global walnuts shippers over the five-year period starting in 2014. Year over year, revenues generated from the international sales of walnuts dropped by -2.4% from 2017 to 2018.

The value of exported in-shell walnuts amounted to $1.1 billion in 2018, compared to $2.3 billion for shelled walnuts. The latter accounts for over two-thirds (68.4%) of overall exported walnuts compared to under a third (31.6%) for in-shell walnuts.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of overall exported walnuts during 2018 with shipments totaling $2 billion or about three-fifths (59.6%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 19.5% while 13.4% of worldwide walnuts shipments originated from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean. Smaller percentages came from Asia (7%), Oceania (0.5%) mostly Australia then Africa (0.02%).

For research purposes, the respective 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefixes are 080231 for in-shell walnuts and 080232 for shelled walnuts.

Top Walnuts Exporters by Country

Total Walnuts

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of combined in-shell and shelled walnuts during 2018.

  1. United States: US$1.3 billion (37.6% of overall exported walnuts)
  2. Mexico: $750.5 million (22%)
  3. Chile: $436.5 million (12.8%)
  4. China: $150 million (4.4%)
  5. Germany: $132.3 million (3.9%)
  6. France: $125 million (3.7%)
  7. Ukraine: $117.1 million (3.4%)
  8. Moldova: $95.9 million (2.8%)
  9. Netherlands: $47.8 million (1.4%)
  10. Turkey: $29.6 million (0.87%)
  11. Romania: $29.6 million (0.87%)
  12. Belgium: $25.4 million (0.74%)
  13. Uzbekistan: $19.5 million (0.57%)
  14. Austria: $17.6 million (0.52%)
  15. Argentina: $17.3 million (0.51%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 96% of all walnuts exported during 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing walnuts exporters since 2014 were: Belgium (up 1,013%), Argentina (up 579.2%), Mexico (up 269.8%) and France (up 238.5%).

Three countries posted declines in their exported walnuts sales namely: Romania (down -60.7%), Turkey (down -53.8%) then the Republic of Moldova (down -11.4%).

In-Shell

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of in-shell walnuts during 2018.

  1. United States: US$423.5 million (39.2% of exported in-shell walnuts)
  2. Chile: $217.5 million (20.1%)
  3. Mexico: $183.4 million (17%)
  4. France: $92.1 million (8.5%)
  5. China: $64.3 million (6%)
  6. Argentina: $13.8 million (1.3%)
  7. Australia: $13.1 million (1.2%)
  8. Belgium: $12.1 million (1.1%)
  9. Netherlands: $11.5 million (1.1%)
  10. Ukraine: $8.9 million (0.8%)
  11. Spain: $7.1 million (0.7%)
  12. Uzbekistan: $6.2 million (0.6%)
  13. Hong Kong: $5.6 million (0.5%)
  14. Hungary: $3.5 million (0.3%)
  15. Germany: $3.4 million (0.3%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 98.7% of in-shell walnuts exported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing in-shell walnuts exporters since 2014 were: China (up 19,202%), Netherlands (up 188.5%), Belgium (up 116.5%) and Chile (up 97.3%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international in-shell walnuts sales were led by: Hong Kong (down -89%), Hungary (down -66.7%), Germany (down -43.2%) then United States (down -26.8%).

Shelled

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of shelled walnuts during 2018.

  1. United States: US$859.9 million (36.8% of exported shelled walnuts)
  2. Mexico: $567.1 million (24.3%)
  3. Chile: $219 million (9.4%)
  4. Germany: $128.8 million (5.5%)
  5. Ukraine: $108.2 million (4.6%)
  6. Moldova: $94.3 million (4%)
  7. China: $85.7 million (3.7%)
  8. Netherlands: $36.3 million (1.6%)
  9. France: $33 million (1.4%)
  10. Turkey: $29.6 million (1.27%)
  11. Romania: $29.3 million (1.25%)
  12. Austria: $16.7 million (0.7%)
  13. India: $13.7 million (0.59%)
  14. Uzbekistan: $13.4 million (0.57%)
  15. Belgium: $13.3 million (0.57%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 96.3% of shelled walnuts exported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing shelled walnuts exporters since 2014 were: Belgium (up 482.3%), Mexico (up 179.4%), Germany (up 79.8%) and Netherlands (up 50.6%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international shelled walnuts sales were led by: Romania (down -61.1%), India (down -58.3%), Turkey (down -53.9%) then the Republic of Moldova (down -12.9%).

Companies

Walnut Exporting Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers sell walnuts to customers worldwide. The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses:

  • Aldera (Turkey)
  • Cucku Enterprises Private Limited (India)
  • Gervais Henri Florent (France)
  • Ghoenert Verwaltungs GMBH (Germany)
  • Healthy Food Ltd (Hong Kong)
  • Intertransproduct LLC (Ukraine)
  • Land Growers Chile Exportaciones Y Asesorias LtdA (Chile)
  • Marandi Trading & Marketing SRL (Romania)
  • Mave Enterprises Inc (United States)
  • Qingdao Sunfine Co, Ltd (China)


 

See also Top Almonds Exporters by Country, Grapes Exports by Country and Top Soft Drinks Exporters by Country

Research Sources:
Alibaba, Supplier showroom for walnuts. Accessed on June 9, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 9, 2018

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 9, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 15, 2019

Wikipedia, Walnut. Accessed on June 9, 2018