Peanuts: China remains top producer

March 29, 2021 4:15 PM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING. The INC's current crop estimates leave no doubt that no other country can hold a candle to China in terms of peanut production. Nevertheless, other producing countries have also increased their acreages.

Peanut oil sales up

According to market players in the Chinese peanut industry, China's 2020 crop is estimated at 17.77 million mt - making China by far the most important producing country. According to the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC), sales are also continuing to be good and last year the sale of peanut oil in particular achieved significant increases. This is primarily due to the pandemic-related lockdowns, as a result of which end consumers are increasingly cooking at home. Sales of shelled peanuts in the snack industry ini


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