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Nuts Market: Information by Product (Almonds, Peanuts), Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), and Region — Forecast till 2030

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Market Overview

The global Nuts market size was valued at USD 51.15 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 75.55 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 4.43% from 2022 to 2030.

Nuts and seeds contain unsaturated fats and other nutrients that offer heart disease protection. In addition, they gained popularity as snack food because they are inexpensive, simple to store, and convenient to transport. Almond, hazelnut, cashew, walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower nuts, and other types of nuts are available on the market. In addition to cashew nuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts, numerous manufacturers offer new product innovations containing almonds and other nuts, such as cashew nuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, and walnuts.

Market Snapshot

market snapshot
Base Year
: 2021
Study Period
: 2020-2030
: 4.43 %
Fastest Growing Market
: Asia Pacific
Largest Market
: Europe
Market Size
: USD 75.55 billion by 2030
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Market Dynamics

Market Drivers

  • An Increasing Health Awareness Is Driving The Market

People have opted for high-quality nut products due to the rising health consciousness of consumers and the rise in disposable income across all regions. The increasing demand for nut products is a result of changing consumer preferences for convenience items with health and wellness claims. An evolving consumption pattern has resulted from rising health concerns and awareness. Nut-derived derivatives, such as pastes and butter, are increasingly utilized in a vast array of baked confections, particularly in the European and North American markets.

  • Multiple Applications Drive the Market

Nuts are utilized in a variety of ways by various end-users, and they are also gaining popularity in the kitchen. The consumption of nuts and seeds has numerous beneficial effects on human health, including lowering blood cholesterol, preventing diabetes and gallstones in men and women, and other medical applications. Aside from this, numerous key players consider cosmetics to be an essential ingredient. Nut spreads, gravy and salad dressings, dairy inclusions and toppings, energy bars, confectionery fillings and bars, bakery fillings and inclusions, and food for infants and children are among the many edible products that can be created from edible nuts.

Market Restraints

  • Uncertainties In Prices And Availability Of Raw Materials Hampers The Market

The raw materials for nut products are agricultural commodities whose prices and availability are subject to significant fluctuations. Given their variable yields, it is more difficult to acquire exotic and rare nuts. Manufacturers of ingredients that use nuts as a raw material must have an inventory management system in place, which is typically not the case, particularly for small and medium-sized manufacturers. Consequently, the process of transforming nuts into value-added products such as butter, pastes, and fillings becomes expensive, and these high costs are ultimately passed on to end consumers by processed food & beverage manufacturers.

Market Opportunities

  • Demand For Plant-Based Products Will Bring In New Opportunities For The Market

The robust growth and promising potential of plant-based dairy alternatives and meat analogs have created numerous opportunities for manufacturers of nut products. Key giants such as Olam International and Barry Callebaut have already intensified their efforts to cater to these lucrative end-use opportunities in order to gain a competitive advantage in the near future.

In an increasing number of applications, nut-based butter, paste, fillings, and flour are used, with bakery and confectionery being the most prevalent. The development of plant-based savory products also incorporates nut flour and paste. Almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts are among the most important raw material sources that are transformed into semi-finished products.

Segmental Analysis

This market can be segmented on the basis of products, distribution channels, regions and competitors. The peanuts segment contributed the largest share of revenue to the global nuts market growth in 2021 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% between 2022 and 2030. Increasing demand for almonds, walnuts, cashews, and other products is anticipated to drive market expansion during the forecast period. In addition, rising consumer health concerns have increased the demand for low carbohydrate foods as a means of preventing health complications, thereby accelerating the market's growth over the forecast period.

From 2022 to 2030, the hazelnuts segment is anticipated to grow at the highest rate, 5.8 percent. The availability of hazelnuts as a calorie-dense, nutrient-rich, and convenient food item through retail channels is driving the growth of the market. In addition, the increasing popularity and demand for nuts as a result of their high antioxidant and healthy fat content has created a substantial industry demand.

In 2021, the offline channel contributed more than 80 percent of the global nuts market. Consumers prefer offline channels for purchasing consumer goods, groceries, food products, and nuts, where product quality can be physically verified. In addition, the convenience of accessing and searching for various nut products in stores has likely contributed to the segment's growth in recent years. Due to global improvements in distribution channel networks, offline channels are anticipated to continue to dominate over the forecast period.

From 2022 to 2030, the online segment of the nuts market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8%, representing the segment with the highest rate of expansion. Numerous suppliers of these products offer their wares on their websites as well as on e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, which have projected the market's growth over the coming years. In addition, the major factor driving the growth of this segment is the increasing adoption of the e-commerce sector for the purchase of consumer goods and food products due to the internet penetration rate.

Regional Analysis

In 2021, Europe accounted for approximately 30 percent of the global market share for nuts. In this region, the growing awareness of the health benefits of nut consumption is driving market expansion. In addition, rapid changes in the lifestyles of consumers who are increasingly concerned with health and wellness will contribute to the industry's expansion over the coming years. The increasing consumption of almonds, walnuts, and cashew products in Germany and the United Kingdom as a result of the high nutritional value and low carbohydrate content of nut products is anticipated to drive market expansion.

From 2022 to 2030, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to have the fastest-growing market for nuts, with a CAGR of 5.3%. China, India, and Japan have a massive consumer base for nuts like almonds, peanuts, cashews, and walnuts, which will drive regional demand. In the coming years, the industry's growth will be bolstered by the growing health consciousness of consumers. In addition, the region is anticipated to grow at the fastest rate in the regional segment of the market during the forecast period, as a result of the rising disposable income and population.

Nuts Market Regional Analysis
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Top Key Players of Nuts Market

To expand their businesses, numerous manufacturers and suppliers anticipated focusing on the logistical development and strengthening of the distribution channel. Such initiatives are anticipated to increase the product's adoption rate among consumers worldwide. 

Further driving the market are

  1. Diamond Foods Inc.
  2. John B. Sanfilippo & Son
  3. Kraft Foods Inc.
  4. Olam International Ltd
  5. Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts
  6. Hines Nut Company
  7. Mariani Nut Company
  8. WeAreBio
  9. Germack Pistachio Company
  10. Hampton Farms Inc.
  11. Star Snacks Co. LLC
  12. Fresh Nuts GmbH
  13. Tropical Foods
  14. Durak Findik
  15. Grower Direct Nut Co. Ltd.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
CAGR 4.43%
Forecast Period 2023-2031
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered
  1. Product
    1. Almonds
    2. Peanuts
    3. Cashew
    4. Walnuts
    5. Hazelnuts
    6. Pistachios
    7. Others
  2. Distribution Channel
    1. Offline
    2. Online
Geographies Covered
  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • Middle East and Africa

Recent Developments

  • Mount Franklin Foods introduced Nubu Nut Butter Bites in June 2020, a snack for nut butter enthusiasts. It is anticipated that the product will satisfy the consumer's desire for a healthier snack with a nutty indulgence.
  • CSM entered into an agreement in October 2020 to sell its European and International Bakery Ingredients business to an investment subsidiary of Investindustrial VII L.P., allowing management to better position the two remaining businesses for continued growth.
  • Barry Callebaut acquired GKC Foods (Australia) Pty Ltd, a manufacturer of chocolate, coatings, and fillings, in July 2020. This acquisition will establish Barry Callebaut's direct presence and manufacturing capacity in Australia to serve the Australian and New Zealand markets in chocolates, value-added gourmet, and specialty foods.
  • 2020 saw the addition of roasted almond, Brazil nut, walnut, and unsalted roasted cashew to Seeberger's existing organic nut snack line.
  • 2020 saw the introduction of three new Takis Hot Nuts flavours: Fuego, Flare, and Smokin' Lime. Using double crunch technology, Takis' signature spicy intensity is added to each peanut-filled bite, providing customers with new snacking choices.
  • Kraft-Heinz introduced Planters Pop & Pour nuts in 2020, enabling snackers to pop open, pour, consume, and repeat the process. The company intended to design a convenience store that would cater to consumers' busy lifestyles.

Nuts Market Segmentation

By Product

  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Cashew
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Offline
  • Online

By Regional

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Central & South America
  • Middle East & Africa 
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