Global Quinoa Market Overview
In value terms, quinoa production rose significantly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a resilient increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From 2015 to 2019, global production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The countries with the highest volumes of quinoa production in 2019 were Peru ( tonnes) and Bolivia ( tonnes), with a combined % share of global production.
From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of quinoa production, amongst the leading producing countries, was attained by Peru.
The global average quinoa yield was estimated at kg per ha in 2019, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha. From 2015 to 2019, the growth of the average quinoa yield remained at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of quinoa production worldwide rose sharply to ha, with an increase of % against the year before. Over the period under review, the harvested area continues to indicate resilient growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. The global harvested area peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.
The global quinoa market revenue amounted to $ in 2019, with an increase of % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, consumption recorded buoyant growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. From 2015 to 2019, the growth of the global market failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in France, while quinoa consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Bolivia ($), Peru ($) and the U.S. ($) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2019, together accounting for % of the global market. These countries were followed by Canada, France, the UK and Belgium, which together accounted for a further %.
In terms of the main consuming countries, Belgium recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, over the period under review, while quinoa market for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2019, the highest levels of quinoa per capita consumption was registered in Bolivia ( kg per persons), followed by Peru ( kg per persons), Belgium ( kg per persons) and Canada ( kg per persons), while the world average per capita consumption of quinoa was estimated at kg per persons.
In Bolivia, quinoa per capita consumption increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Peru (+% per year) and Belgium (+% per year).