Intelligence

Onion

Market Intelligence of Onion
Scientific Name
Allium cepa
Top Producer
China
Top Exporter
Netherlands
Top Importer
United States
Real-time Price help
Nov 18
Mar 19
$0.7
+9.2%Monthly
Production Volume
1997
2016
93.14M tons
+2.2%Yearly
Export Value
1997
2016
$3.71B
-7.0%Yearly

Overview of Global Onion Market

Featured below is a detailed overview of the global Onion market information. You can discover details including: top producing & exporting countries, real-time market prices, local product varieties, seasonality, production & export volumes, and more

Real-time Wholesale Market Prices of Onion
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Global Average Price

$0.73

USD per kg
Yesterday
+3.3%
Last week
+10.4%
Last month
+9.2%
Last year
+10.9%
  • Last updated on Mar 20

Price Volatility

+8.72%

8.7%
Medium
  • The Coefficient of Variance measures the volatility of price trends. The higher this value becomes, the more volatile its trend is.

Wholesale Price Trend of Onion

Top 5
Top 10
Top 20

Top Producing Countries of Onion

Total Production Volume

93.14M

Metric Ton
Last year
+2.2%
Last 3 year
+10.2%
Last 5 year
+9.4%
  • Reported for year 2016

Market Concentration

11.71%

Medium

Global Onion Production Trend

Top 5
Top 10
Top 20
Country
Production Volume
in 2016
Rank in
Production Volume
Production Price Range For Last 5 Years
China
23,849,053
1
India
19,415,425
2
Egypt
3,115,482
3
United States
3,025,700
4
Iran
2,345,768
5
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Unit: USD/ton

Suppliers of Onion

Registered Suppliers For
Onion
5,788
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India
24.15%
China
13.86%
Cameroon
8.93%
Egypt
8.64%
Spain
3.11%
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Season of Onion

No seasonality data
As of now, there are no countries available.

Market Details of Onion

Usages

B2B Channel
Onions are mainly used for seasoning and in cooked dishes and salads. They are also processed to produce powdered onion, onion rings for frying and pickled pearl or cocktail onions.

Storage

Temperature
Designation Temperature Rel. humidity O2 CO2 Suitability for controlled atmosphere
Onions, dry 0.6 - 1.7°C 65 - 75% 1 - 2% 0% good
Onions, green 0.6 - 1.7°C 95 - 100% 2 - 4% 10 - 20% good


Quality Attributes

Transportation Quality
When inspecting the cargo to be loaded, it is essential to pay attention to the following points:


the onions must not be wet or covered with condensation; instead, they must be dry and parchment-like, which may be discerned from the "lovely rustling sound" the bag makes when lifted.


the onions must be fully developed and well ripened, they should be round and not flat and must not be soft to the touch.


the onion neck must be closed and not thick, which would be an indication of inadequate ripeness.


no peduncle residues must be left on the onions: these must be twisted off, not cut off, as there is otherwise a risk of onion neck rot.


the roots must be dry and free of soil, which contains rot pathogens.

Packaging Methods

Transportation Packaging
Onions are transported in wide-meshed jute fabric or plastic bags, crates, boxes, cartons, baskets or fruit crates.
Small-meshed bags are unsuitable for transport due to their low permeability to air.
Usages
Storage
Quality Attributes
Packaging Methods

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