Which Country Produces the Most Cashew Nuts?

Cashew Nut Production (tonnes), 2018
Agriculture | March 17, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 33 countries in 2018, Vietnam ranked the highest in cashew nut production with 2,663,885 tonnes followed by India and Ivory Coast. On the other end of the scale was Malawi with 214 tonnes, China with 223 tonnes and Dominican Republic with 652 tonnes.

Total cashew nut production reached 5,932,507 tonnes in 2018 in the World according to Faostat. This is 11.2 % more than in the previous year and 32.2 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cashew nut production reached an all time high of 5,932,507 tonnes in 2018 and an all time low of 287,535 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 5.45 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Vietnam, accounted for 44.9 % of cashew nut production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 69.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 90.2 % in 2018.

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

Cashew Nut Production Unit 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Benin tonnes 162,986 198,172 201,818 225,230 125,728
Brazil tonnes 80,630 109,679 107,713 103,363 74,568
Burkina Faso tonnes 60,000 115,000 90,000 110,000 100,000
Colombia tonnes 5,860 3,956 6,513 25,441 70,548
Ghana tonnes 40,000 42,000 50,000 50,000 78,268
Guinea Bissau tonnes 117,573 137,210 158,302 137,695 156,466
India tonnes 725,000 753,000 753,000 745,000 671,000
Indonesia tonnes 116,915 116,000 131,200 137,580 137,094
Ivory Coast tonnes 450,000 513,289 550,000 703,000 650,000
Mali tonnes 43,823 39,498 72,009 65,699 70,891
Mozambique tonnes 64,731 83,000 63,080 81,240 104,179
Nigeria tonnes 412,755 192,660 99,010 97,149 98,291
Philippines tonnes 132,541 146,289 170,853 205,531 216,398
Tanzania tonnes 160,000 127,947 130,124 197,933 152,001
Vietnam tonnes 1,250,064 1,110,800 980,000 1,408,116 1,221,070