Worldwide Cinnamon Stats

Cinnamon has been a continuously traded product for centuries from the ancient Arab then Dutch monopolies to the present-day global export/import business. Depending on which continent you reside in will dictate the predominant cinnamon-as-a-spice you find in your grocery markets labeled generically as “cinnamon” and the cinnamon-as-a-food product you get at bakeries, restaurants, and other food establishments.

The TOP 5 CINNAMON PRODUCING AND HANDLING COUNTRIES (The Observatory of Economic Complexity OEC 2016) are:
  1. Sri Lanka – Ceylon Cinnamon – US$159M
  2. Indonesia – Ceylon Cinnamon – US$94.1M
  3. China – Cassia Cinnamon – US$86.4M
  4. The Netherlands – Ceylon Cinnamon – US$16.2M
  5. The United States – Cassia Cinnamon – US$8.27M
2016 CINNAMON EXPORT
Top exporters of cinnamon 2016. Data from OEC

 

The TOP 5 CINNAMON IMPORTING COUNTRIES (The Observatory of Economic Complexity OEC 2016) are:
  1. Mexico – US$84.5M
  2. The United States – US$76.4M
  3. India – US$52.9M
  4. Peru – US$14.2M
  5. Germany – US$13.1M
Cinnamon imports
Top importers of cinnamon 2016. Data from OEC

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