Top Walnuts Exporters by Country

Shelled walnuts

In-shell walnuts

Total combined exports of in-shell and shelled walnuts by country totaled US$2.9 billion in 2016. That dollar amount represents a 17.1% increase for global walnuts shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012. Year over year, the value of international walnuts sales declined by -8.3% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported walnuts during 2016 with shipments totaling $1.9 billion or roughly two-thirds (66.2%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 19.3% while 8.6% of worldwide walnuts shipments originated from Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean.

Asian exporters shipped 5.4% worth of walnuts. Smaller percentages came from Oceania including Australia (0.4%) and Africa (0.1%).

The value of exported in-shell walnuts amounted to $1.2 billion in 2016, compared to $1.7 billion for shelled walnuts. The latter accounts for 59.2% of all exported walnuts compared to 40.8% for in-shell walnuts.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 080231 for in-shell walnuts, 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 2016:

  1. United States: US$1.3 billion (45.8% of total exported walnuts)
  2. Mexico: $592 million (20.2%)
  3. Chile: $242.7 million (8.3%)
  4. France: $140.3 million (4.8%)
  5. Germany: $94.3 million (3.2%)
  6. Moldova: $84.8 million (2.9%)
  7. Ukraine: $75.6 million (2.6%)
  8. Netherlands: $40.8 million (1.4%)
  9. Uzbekistan: $37.5 million (1.3%)
  10. Hong Kong: $34 million (1.2%)
  11. China: $30.3 million (1%)
  12. Romania: $23.5 million (0.8%)
  13. Turkey: $21.4 million (0.7%)
  14. Belgium: $16.9 million (0.6%)
  15. Hungary: $15.8 million (0.5%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 95.4% of all walnuts exported in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing walnuts exporters since 2012 were: Belgium (up 226.5%), Netherlands (up 134.8%), Mexico (up 130.7%) and Germany (up 92.8%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported walnuts sales were led by: Turkey (down -64.4%), China (down -44.8%), Ukraine (down -44.2%) and Hong Kong (down -41.5%).

In-Shell

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

  1. United States: US$589.1 million (49.4% of in-shell exported walnuts)
  2. Mexico: $254.5 million (21.3%)
  3. France: $110.1 million (9.2%)
  4. Chile: $94.3 million (7.9%)
  5. Hong Kong: $32.7 million (2.7%)
  6. Uzbekistan: $21 million (1.8%)
  7. Ukraine: $16.2 million (1.4%)
  8. Netherlands: $11.7 million (1%)
  9. Australia: $9.9 million (0.8%)
  10. Belgium: $7.5 million (0.63%)
  11. Spain: $6.7 million (0.56%)
  12. Germany: $6.7 million (0.56%)
  13. Hungary: $4.6 million (0.4%)
  14. Argentina: $3.9 million (0.33%)
  15. Italy: $3.4 million (0.28%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 98.2% of in-shell walnuts exported in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of in-shell walnuts since 2012 were: Uzbekistan (up 419%), Belgium (up 283.5%), Netherlands (up 229.6%) and Mexico (up 164.9%).

Those countries that posted declines in the international sales of in-shell walnuts were led by: Hong Kong (down -40.9%), Australia (down -40.3%), Ukraine (down -37%) and Argentina (down -33.1%).

Shelled

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

  1. United States: US$751.9 million (43.4% of shelled exported walnuts)
  2. Mexico: $337.5 million (19.5%)
  3. Chile: $148.4 million (8.6%)
  4. Germany: $87.7 million (5.1%)
  5. Moldova: $82.7 million (4.8%)
  6. Ukraine: $59.4 million (3.4%)
  7. France: $30.1 million (1.74%)
  8. China: $29.4 million (1.7%)
  9. Netherlands: $29.1 million (1.7%)
  10. Romania: $21.8 million (1.3%)
  11. Turkey: $21.3 million (1.2%)
  12. Uzbekistan: $16.5 million (1%)
  13. Austria: $12.1 million (0.7%)
  14. Hungary: $11.3 million (0.65%)
  15. Italy: $10 million (0.58%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 95.2% of shelled walnuts exported in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of shelled walnuts since 2012 were: Netherlands (up 110.4%), Mexico (up 110.2%), Germany (up 92.4%) and Austria (up 37.9%).

Those countries that posted declines in the international sales of shelled walnuts were led by: Turkey (down -64.3%), China (down -46.4%), Ukraine (down -45.8%) and Romania (down -44.6%).

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:

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










 

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 July 21, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 21, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on July 21, 2017

Wikipedia, Walnut. Accessed on July 21, 2017

Alibaba, Supplier showroom for walnuts. Accessed on July 21, 2017