World Cashew Production – Kernel Basis (Metric Tons)
Cashew production reached near 790,000 metric tons (kernel basis) in the 2017/2018 season, raised by 32% compared to the previous decade average. Western Africa led the production, amounting to 43% of the world share: almost 48% of this crop was produced in Côte d’Ivoire, followed by Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria, which produced 16% and 13% of the region share, respectively. In Eastern Africa, Tanzania accounted for 75% of the region crop. As for individual countries production, India and Vietnam, as well as the top processor countries of raw cashew nuts, were the first and the third producing countries (Côte d’Ivoire ranked second).
Source: INC INTERNATIONAL NUT AND DRIED FRUIT COUNCIL
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