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 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 21% increase for global walnuts shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. Year over year, the value for the international sales of walnuts appreciated by 14.3% from 2016 to 2017.

The value of exported in-shell walnuts amounted to $1.2 billion in 2017, compared to $2.2 billion for shelled walnuts. The latter accounts for 65.9% of overall exported walnuts compared to 34.1% for in-shell walnuts.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported walnuts during 2017 with shipments totaling $2 billion or roughly three-fifths (57.6%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 19.8% while 14% of worldwide walnuts shipments originated from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean.

Smaller percentages came from Asia (8%), Oceania (0.5%) and Africa (0.1%).

The 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 2017.

  1. United States: US$1.4 billion (40.3% of total exported walnuts)
  2. Mexico: $587.7 million (17.3%)
  3. Chile: $462.9 million (13.6%)
  4. France: $143.4 million (4.2%)
  5. Germany: $114.2 million (3.4%)
  6. China: $106.2 million (3.1%)
  7. Ukraine: $101.2 million (3%)
  8. Moldova: $98 million (2.9%)
  9. Uzbekistan: $53.8 million (1.6%)
  10. Netherlands: $47.3 million (1.4%)
  11. Romania: $33.9 million (1%)
  12. Turkey: $32.6 million (0.96%)
  13. Hong Kong: $29.3 million (0.86%)
  14. Belgium: $23.9 million (0.7%)
  15. Hungary: $18.6 million (0.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 94.7% of all walnuts exported in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing walnuts exporters since 2013 were: Uzbekistan (up 713.4%), Belgium (up 393.7%), Mexico (up 327.6%) and France (up 310%).

Two countries incurred declines in their exported walnuts sales namely Romania (down -30.6%) and Turkey (down -30.2%).

In-Shell

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

  1. United States: US$510.9 million (44% of exported in-shell walnuts)
  2. Chile: $207.7 million (17.9%)
  3. Mexico: $143.1 million (12.3%)
  4. France: $108 million (9.31%)
  5. China: $31.2 million (2.7%)
  6. Hong Kong: $24.9 million (2.1%)
  7. Uzbekistan: $24.3 million (2.1%)
  8. Australia: $15.2 million (1.3%)
  9. Netherlands: $13.8 million (1.2%)
  10. Belgium: $10.7 million (0.9%)
  11. Argentina: $10.7 million (0.9%)
  12. Spain: $7.8 million (0.67%)
  13. Germany: $7.5 million (0.65%)
  14. Tajikistan: $7.4 million (0.64%)
  15. Hungary: $6.6 million (0.57%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 97.4% of in-shell walnuts exported in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing in-shell walnuts exporters since 2013 were: China (up 5,295%), Uzbekistan (up 268%), Netherlands (up 252.8%) and Chile (up 156.1%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international in-shell walnuts sales were led by: Hong Kong (down -66%), Australia (down -31.6%), United States (down -25.3%) and Hungary (down -16.6%).

Shelled

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

  1. United States: US$859 million (38.3% of exported shelled walnuts)
  2. Mexico: $444.6 million (19.8%)
  3. Chile: $255.1 million (11.4%)
  4. Germany: $106.7 million (4.8%)
  5. Ukraine: $96.6 million (4.3%)
  6. Moldova, Republic of: $95.9 million (4.3%)
  7. China: $75 million (3.4%)
  8. France: $35.4 million (1.6%)
  9. Netherlands: $33.4 million (1.5%)
  10. Romania: $33.2 million (1.5%)
  11. Turkey: $32.5 million (1.5%)
  12. Uzbekistan: $29.6 million (1.3%)
  13. Austria: $14.5 million (0.7%)
  14. Belgium: $13.1 million (0.6%)
  15. Hungary: $11.9 million (0.5%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 95.3% of shelled walnuts exported in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing shelled walnuts exporters since 2013 were: Uzbekistan (up 347.1%), Mexico (up 223.5%), Belgium (up 171.7%) and Germany (up 104%).

Three exporters incurred declines in their international shelled walnuts sales namely Romania (down -31.9%), Turkey (down -30.4%) and Hungary (down -16.4%).

Companies

Walnut Exporting Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers supply walnuts to their customers. 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:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 9, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 9, 2018

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

Wikipedia, Walnut. Accessed on June 9, 2018

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