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International Trade in Cashew



Project Profile

  • The cashew nut therefore first enters international trade as a whole raw nut bought directly of indirectly for processing. From the early part of this century, an industry based on the manual shelling of cashew nuts developed in the major cashew nut producing state of kerala in Southern India.
  • Cashew nut is an important export crop for Tanzania, accounting for more than USD 100 million in foreign currency earnings.
  • World raw cashew production is projected at 2.468 million kgs in 2010, somewhat below the 2.548 million kgs estimated for 2009.
  • Cambodia has the potential to become a supplier of processed cashews in its own right and not just a seller of unshelled nuts to Vietnam and India for processing.
  • Cambodia 
    grows enough cashews to establish its own successful processing industry which could earn $30-40 million more each year for the cashew industry.
  • Cashew production takes place mainly in the Central and South American Zone, Asia and Oceanic Zone and African Zones.
  • In the global trade, only 24% of the total raw nut produced is exported in the form of cashew kernel, while 76% consists if unprocessed raw nut for export or for processing and consumption with the producing countries.
  • The export market for raw cashew nuts is fraught with challenges and Tanzania faces stiff competition with upcoming production improvements in new producer countries 
    such as Vietnam, which may destabilize the Indian export market and affect the gains 
    made since liberalization.
  • Consumption estimates, it is observed that the American Zone consisting of USA and 
    Canada is the major consumer importing over 50% of the total cashew consumed in the world.
  • Producing as much as 90,000 to 100,000 tons of cashews in a year, only seventeen 
    percent of the country's production is processed to add value in Tanzania. The rest is sold in raw form, to be processed and re-exported by India, the world's dominant cashew processor and exporter.
  • Cashew nut is one of the most valuable processed nuts on global commodity markets, it is also an important cash crop for farmers and has the potential to generate 
    employment through processing and export revenue for developing countries.
  • The world's largest producers are currently India, Vietnam and Brazil with many countries 
    in Africa producing small quantities and global markets are expanding.
  • Vinacas is an association that imports raw cashew nuts and exports cashew kernels.
  • Information about Cashew Nut.
  • Benchmarking the Global Cashew Industry.
  • Highlights of the cashew industry.
  • Executive Summary - Trade of Cashew Nut.
  • World of Cashew.
  • Trends in Cashew Nut Production and Trade.


  • A Geographical analysis of Cashew Nut processing industry in the Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra.


  • List of Exporters.
  • Exporters from India.
  • Exporter from Dubai.
  • Exporters list.
  • Indian Exporters.
  • Cashew Nut Exporters.


  • Cashew Nut Importers.
  • Importers from Nigeria.
  • Indonesia Importers.
  • List of Importers.
  • Importers List.
  • List of Buyers.


  • Suppliers from Vietnam.
  • Suppliers from India.
  • Suppliers from USA.
  • Indian Suppliers.
  • List of Suppliers from India.

Company profiles & Consultancy

  • Company from Singapore.
  • Consultancy from Delhi.


  • Assessment of the situation and development prospects for the Cashew Nut Sector.
  • Small Enterprise trade-Led Growth program.
  • Prospects for Cambodia's Cashew Sub-Sector.
  • Corporate Responsibility and women's employment: The Cashew Nut Case.
  • International Trade Centre-Tanzania.
  • Global Enterprise Experience 2011.
  • Implications for employment and livelihoods in the cashew nut industry in India.
  • Issues and constraints related to the development of Cashew Nuts from five selected African Countries.
  • Regional meeting on the development of Cashew Nut exports from Africa.
  • Strengthening the competitiveness of export oriented agro value chains Cashew Nut value chain in  Mozambique.
  • The Mozambique Cashew Nut case.
  • Tanzania's Cashew Value Chain.
  • A Value chain analysis of the Cashew Sector in Ghana.
  • The world of Cashew comes together in Africa.



  • A Review of the Cashew Sub-Sector in Guinea Bissau.
  • An Economic Analysis of smallholder cashew development opportunities.
  • Export competitiveness and direction of trade for Indian cashew.
  • Revisiting the Cashew Industry.
  • Reform of the Tanzanian Cashew Nut business environment.
  • Private Trader Response to Market Liberalization in Tanzania's Cashew Nut Industry.
  • Production and export performance of Cashew an economic analysis.
  • Economic Analysis of the competitive position of India in world Cashew Trade.
  • Commodity specific study Cashew Nuts in Orissa.
  • Constraints of farmers in Cashew Production.
  • Cashing in on Cashew Nuts.
  • Export and Import in Post-Globalization Era: A Case of Indian Cashew-Nut Industry.
  • Contextual analysis of Cashew Nut industry in Southern Tanzania after market liberalization.
  • Small-Scale cashew nut processing.
  • Cashew Nuts Sub-sector Study.
  • Value Chain finance assessment of the cashew nuts sector in the province of Nampula, Mozambique.


  • Vietnam plans to grow Cashews abroad.
  • Vietnam Cashew nut in 2009 and outlook for 2010.
  • Vietnam: falling cashew prices affect Supply.
  • Vietnam's Cashew import from Nigeria up by 100%.
  • Overview of the export situation of Vietnam.

Market Demands

  • The Market for Cashew Nuts and its relevance to African Production.
  • Cashew Marketing, Trade Developments and Experience.
  • The Market for Cashew Nuts in India.
  • World Cashew Market.
  • Long term trends in the international Cashew market and strategic implications for subsaharan African Exporters.
  • Cashew Sub-sector strategic Framework.
  • Promoting competitiveness of African Cashew Farmers.
  • The world market for Cashew Nuts: A 2011 Global trade perspective.