Which Country Produces the Most Chicory in the World?

Beverage Crops October 19, 2017
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global chicory market

In 2015, the country with the largest volume of the chicory output was Belgium (347 thousand tonnes), accounting for 62% of global production. Moreover, chicory output in Belgium exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest producer, France (96 thousand tonnes), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the Netherlands with a share of 9%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of chicory producton in Belgium stood at -1.3%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: France (-1.8% per year) and the Netherlands (-3.2% per year).

Top 10 Chicory Producing Countries in the World

1. Belgium (347K Tonnes)
2. France (96K Tonnes)
3. Netherlands (52K Tonnes)
4. Poland (19K Tonnes)
5. South Africa (15K Tonnes)
6. Puerto Rico (6K Tonnes)
7. Ukraine (6K Tonnes)
8. Philippines (5K Tonnes)
9. Croatia (5K Tonnes)
10. Serbia (4K Tonnes)

Global Chicory Production

Global chicory production amounted to 557 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +4.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global chicory output pursued a pronounced decline from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures decreased at an average annual rate of -1.8%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +14% from the previous year level. In that year, the global chicory production reached its maximum volume, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Over the analyzed period, global chicory production was buoyed by population growth and popularisation of healthy beverages. These key factors are to remain relevant with regard to chicory output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a noticeable curtailment of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures.

The world chicory harvested area amounted to 18 thousand ha in 2015, which was 16.3% more than the previous year figure. The chicory harvested area indicated a pronounced contraction over the period under review, declining by an average annual rate of -3.0% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, indicated some mild fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total chicory harvested area peaked in 2009, falling back in the following year. From 2010 to 2015, the total chicory harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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Source: World: Chicory - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast