Honey Statistics

Honey Statistics: A Deep Dive into the Hive

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  • In 2023, the global honey market recorded a revenue of USD 9.3 billion.
  • Organic honey dominates the market with a commanding 78% market share, indicating a strong preference among consumers for natural and sustainably produced honey products.
  • The predominant component in honey is carbohydrates, making up 17.3 grams of its content.
  • The consumption of honey per capita varies significantly across different countries, with the Central African Republic leading the list by a considerable margin, with its citizens consuming an average of 9.62 grams of honey daily.
  • In 2021, the global production of natural honey was led by China, emerging as the undisputed leader with an impressive production volume of 472.7 thousand metric tons.
  • Leading the import list was the United States (U.S.A) with an impressive import quantity of 220,232 metric tonnes and a corresponding value of USD 667 million.
  • The Codex Alimentarius Commission has established 15 parameters concerning honey standards. For instance, the moisture content in honey, except for heather honey, should not exceed 20%.