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Which Country Produces the Most Cashew Nuts?

Cashew Nut Production (tonnes), 2019
Agriculture | March 10, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 34 countries in 2019, Ivory Coast ranked the highest in cashew nut production with 792,678 tonnes followed by India and Vietnam. On the other end of the scale was China with 149 tonnes, Malawi with 214 tonnes and El Salvador with 525 tonnes.

Total cashew nut production reached 3,960,680 tonnes in 2019 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.34 % less than in the previous year and 19.3 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cashew nut production reached an all time high of 4,092,959 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 287,535 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 4.63 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Ivory Coast, accounted for 20.0 % of cashew nut production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 45.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 82.0 % in 2019.

Data for more countries are available at Cashew Nut Production indicator page.

Cashew Nut Production Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Benin tonnes 198,172 201,818 225,230 125,728 157,416
Brazil tonnes 109,679 107,713 103,363 74,568 133,608
Burkina Faso tonnes 115,000 120,000 120,000 120,000 125,000
Burundi tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 215,765
Ghana tonnes 42,000 50,000 50,000 78,268 90,000
Guinea Bissau tonnes 137,210 158,715 169,137 155,438 158,107
India tonnes 753,000 753,000 745,000 671,000 745,000
Indonesia tonnes 116,000 131,200 137,580 137,094 135,569
Ivory Coast tonnes 513,289 550,000 703,000 650,000 711,000
Mali tonnes 39,498 72,009 65,699 70,891 119,761
Mozambique tonnes 83,000 63,080 81,240 104,179 139,088
Nigeria tonnes 192,660 99,010 97,149 98,291 100,000
Philippines tonnes 146,289 170,853 205,531 216,398 222,541
Tanzania tonnes 127,947 130,124 197,933 155,416 265,238
Vietnam tonnes 275,439 245,003 352,029 305,268 215,765

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