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Nigeria pushes for sesame export

Sesame Seed
Nigeria
Published Apr 15, 2021

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The report by the United States-based market research and consulting firm, Hexa Research, has said it all: Global sesame seeds market size is expected to hit $17.77 billion by 2025. It noted that the popularity of the seeds as an ingredient in many foods was key in the market. Increased application of the product as an anti-oxidant in various pharmaceutical formulations is expected to drive the market. Sesame Seed Market Report The world sesame seed production is estimated at 4. 8 million tonnes; with 10 countries – Myanmar, India, China, Tanzania, Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Uganda, and Niger – accounting for over 80 per cent of it. Africa, it noted, accounts for over 45 per cent of the crop, and in the last 10 years has become as a fast-growing supplier of sesame seed in the world market. Of the global production, over two million tons are exported yearly mainly to China (one million tonnes), Japan (150,000 tonnes), Turkey (150,000 tonnes), European Union (150,000 ...
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