Global Market Study on Pecans: Increasing Demand for Pecan Nuts to be Observed in the Near Future

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  • Published On : Apr-2018 |
  • Pages : 254 Pages |
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The nut form of pecans to hold a high market value in the coming years

Pecans are tree nuts that are witnessing a rapid increase in the consumer base across the world. This growth is driven by many factors including rising awareness among people regarding the nutritional value and affordability of pecans. The different product types of pecans available in the global market include nuts, oil and flour. The market for these products is fast gaining traction as pecans are known to be a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc etc. According to the forecast presented in this report, the nut form of pecans is expected to lead the market and hold a valuation of over US$ 2,800 Mn in 2026, growing at an exponential CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period. The oil form is at the second position with an expected market value of just under US$ 160 Mn by the end of 2026 and a strong CAGR of 5.7% during the projected period.

The growing fondness for pecan products to boost revenue growth of the global market

Pecans complement and enhance the taste of many food products. With their rich nutritional profile, good texturizing properties, and nutty flavor, they are ideal for bakery, confectionery, and snack recipes. Moreover, pecans can be consumed as halves, pieces, or powdered in the raw and toasted form, and these diverse options are often the reason why they have many applications in most food industries. On the other hand, the size of the pecans and whether they are available in shelled or in-shell form also affect their demand amongst consumers. They also have antioxidant properties, and due to the rise in health consciousness among consumers, the demand for any food that offers extended health benefits is expected to surge in the food industry over the forecast period. Given the high consumer base, pecans are expected to be used in many different applications and in different food products. All forms of pecans available in the global market including oil and flour will witness a high demand in the near future.

Climate conditions and pecan plant disease are the major factors impacting revenue growth of the global pecan market

In modern times, agriculture and cultivation techniques have become extremely intensive, due to which, plants have grown weak in defense to disease causing pathogens. Plant diseases have become prevalent amongst pecans, and the most economically damaging of these diseases is the pecan scab disease. Pecan scab disease affects the nuts, leaves, and shucks of the tree, and failure to curb the growth of the disease may incur huge financial losses and result in price fluctuations in the market, as was the case in the year 2013, when the production of pecans in the south eastern regions was only one-third of what was estimated, making pecan disease a major restraint to the smooth growth of the global pecan market.

Furthermore, there are varying climatic conditions that are responsible for price fluctuations in the global pecan market. Low production of pecans results in a hike in product pricing, which may cause a downfall in global market growth.

Pecans Market: Industry Outlook

This report is based on the analysis done by considering the demand and supply trends of pecan in global market. It includes the scope of application for pecans and the growth of related industries. On a broader level, this comprehensive research report shows that, the food and beverage industry in North America is colossal and comprises and number of players in largely fragmented and multi-tiered supply chains. The industry is stringently regulated and players often have to adapt to a landscape that changes quite frequently. The primary demand drivers in North America are witnessing fast-paced evolution, as dietary habits receive emphasis, especially among consumers who scour every label to read the ingredients. Although mergers and acquisitions have been a staple in the food and beverage industry, uncertainties in political climate in Europe and America lead to a slowdown in 2016. As there is more clarity on the U.S. Presidential election and Brexit, the pace of mergers and acquisitions is likely to pick up.

The evolving tastes and preferences of consumers are not lost on manufacturers, as offerings have been broadened to accommodate organic and natural food products. Many established players are focusing in acquiring smaller companies which have the expertise and reputation of being pros in specific organic and natural domains. These smaller companies have deep brad loyalty, and owing to the small scale of production, it is much easier for them to come up with innovative products. These factors, combined with increasing emphasis on organic and natural, are likely to make smaller companies attractive targets for mergers and acquisitions.

List of factors tracked in the Food Ingredients Market Report

In the food ingredients sub-domain, the following factors have been tracked.

  • Food ingredients consumption by different markets
  • Food ingredients produced by key manufactures
  • Allied market growth
  • Utilization of ingredient by volume in food products
  • Key use area (eg. Bakery, beverages, dairy, baby food etc.)
  • Parent market growth and share for allied industry
  • Level of usage
  • Key manufacturers
  • Forms available (Form of ingredients)
  • FOB and CIF pricing Final product- Consumption pattern and preferences
  • Demand for organic, natural and conventional

Data Analysis and Projection

Data analysis and projections were made based on proprietary research frameworks and statistical analysis, which was further validated from industry participants. These frameworks include Y-o-Y growth projections, macro-economic factor performance, market attractiveness analysis, key financial ratios, and others.

For public companies we capture the data from company website, annual reports_bk_01_01_2020, investor presentations, paid databases. While for privately held companies, we try to gather information from the paid databases (like Factiva) and based on the information we gather from databases we estimate revenue for the companies. In addition, the team tries to establish primary contact with the companies in order to validate the assumptions or to gather quality inputs.

Key Questions Answered

  • How the market has performed over the past few years?
  • What have been the challenges for market participants and how did they overcome them?
  • How has the technology landscape evolved over the past years?
  • How the competitors have performed and what have been their growth strategies?
  • What is the market potential expected to look like in near future across the globe?
  • How to sustain and grow market share?
  • What should be the future course of action?
  • Where do I currently stand?
  • Which are the segments, factors, regions offering promising growth potential?
  • What are the trends in the market and am I ready for them?

Market Taxonomy

Product Type


End Use

Distribution Channel


  • Nuts
    • Shelled
    • In-shell
  • Oil
  • Flour
  • Organic
  • Conventional
  • Households
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Food Industry
  • Dairy & Frozen Desserts
  • Snacks
  • Jams & Spreads
  • Bakery & Confectionery
  • Beverages
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Dietary Supplements & Functional Food
  • Direct
  • Indirect
  • Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online Sales
  • Other Retail Sales
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA

Companies covered in Pecan Market Report

Company Profiles 

  • Navarro Pecan Company Inc
  • Cane River Pecan Co
  • Hudson Pecan Company
  • Kalahari Desert Products (Pty) Ltd
  • The Archer Daniels Midland Company (Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts)
  • Missouri Northern Pecan Growers, LLC
  • Farmers Investment Co.( Green Valley Pecan Company)
  • Stahmann Farms Enterprises Pty Ltd
  • John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.
  • The Kraft Heinz Company (Planters)
  • Diamond Foods, Inc
  • Sahale Snacks, Inc
  • Guidry Organic Farms, LLC.
  • Lamar Pecan Company
  • New Aces, Inc.
  • Atwell Pecan Co., Inc.
  • Pecan Argentina S.A.
  • Ellis Bros. Pecans, Inc.
  • Royalty Pecan Farms
  • Merritt Pecan, Inc.
  • Others.
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