Which Countries Consume the Most Honey?

Other Food Products February 02, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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In 2015, global honey market value totaled 6,653 million USD. A slight drop in 2009 was followed by a sharp increase in 2010-2011. The next four years were characterized by mixed dynamics. In physical terms, the market showed gradual increase over the period under the review, reaching 1,743 thousand tonnes.

According to market research conducted by IndexBox, China (20%) and the U.S. (14%) were the countries with the highest demand, followed by Turkey (6%), Germany (5%), and Russia (4%).

The U.S., with +4.5% growth, and Turkey, with +4.3% growth, recorded the highest annual growth rates of honey consumption from 2007 to 2015. Following significant consumption growth rates, the U.S. strengthened its share in terms of global consumption, growing from 11% in 2007 to 14% in 2015.

Turkey (1.3 kg/year in 2015) and Germany (1.1 kg/year) recorded high levels of per capita consumption among the leading consuming countries, which was significantly higher than the world average of 0.2 kg/year. The U.S., with +3.7% growth, Turkey with +2.7%, and Russia with +2.2% growth had the most notable annual growth rates of per capita consumption from 2007 to 2015.

Top 10 countries consuming the most honey in 2015

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