Which Country Produces the Most Cow Peas in the World?

Other Non-Perennial Crops October 24, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

Global cow peas market

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of cow peas production were Niger (1,836 thousand tonnes), Nigeria (963 thousand tonnes), Burkina Faso (555 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 71% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of cow peas production among the main producing countries was attained by Burkina Faso (+10.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the output figures.

Top 10 Cow Peas Producing Countries in the World

1. Niger (1,836K Tonnes)
2. Nigeria (963K Tonnes)
3. Burkina Faso (555K Tonnes)
4. United Republic of Tanzania (197K Tonnes)
5. Cameroon (189K Tonnes)
6. Mali (160K Tonnes)
7. Kenya (154K Tonnes)
8. Mozambique (111K Tonnes)
9. Sudan (109K Tonnes)
10. Myanmar (88K Tonnes)

Global Cow Peas Production

Global cow peas production amounted to 4,732 thousand tonnes in 2015, declining by -15.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global cow peas 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 -1.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012, when the output figure increased by +74% from the previous year level. In that year, the global cow peas production attained its maximum volume of 8,292 thousand tonnes. From 2013 to 2015, the total cow peas output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, global cow peas production was buoyed by popularity of healthy eating and population growth. These key factors are to remain relevant with regard to cow peas output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a robust expansion of the harvested area and a noticeable contraction of the yield figures.

The world cow peas harvested area amounted to 13,369 thousand ha in 2015, which was 5.3% more than the previous year figure. The cow peas harvested area indicated a noticeable increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +1.7% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, indicated some mild fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total cow peas harvested area peaked in 2015, and is likely to continue its expansion in the immediate term, following rising demand for globally.

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Source: World: Cow Peas (Dry) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast