Cashew Nuts – Profile
October 13, 2020
Product Name: Cashew nuts
Species: Anacardium Occidentale
HS Code: 080131 (in Shell, Fresh or Dried)
Brief Product Description:
The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew nut and the cashew apple. It can grow as high as 14 metres (46 ft), with the exception of the dwarf cashew, which can grow up to 6 metres (20 ft). Its English name derives from the Portuguese for the fruit of the cashew tree caju literally meaning “nut that produces itself” while the name Anacardium, originally from the Greek, actually refers to the nut, core or heart of the fruit, which is outwardly located (ana means “upwards” and -cardium means “heart”).
Major Producing Areas:
Estimated Production Figure:
Out-turn/Yield (KOR): 43 to 48 lbs per 80kg (good)
48 to 55 lbs per 80kg (excellent)
Nut count (number or raw cashew nuts per kg):
170 – Excellent
180-190 – Very Good
190-200 – Good
200-210 – Middle
Moisture: – 8% max
Foreign matter: – 2% max
Defective: – 5% max
The cashew nuts are packaged in jute bags or polypropylene sacks while the processed kernel are packed using vacuum packaging system with low density polyethylene film and corrugated fibre boards materials.
- The nut is processed to snacks, used in recipe
- The shell is used in lubricants, paints, etc.
Major Importing countries are Vietnam and India. Other countries include:
Export potential of Cashew Nuts
The markets with greatest potential for Nigeria’s exports of Cashew nuts, in shell are “Viet Nam”, “India” and “Brazil”. Nigeria has closest export links with Bahrain. Viet Nam is the market with the highest demand potential for 080131 Cashew nuts, in shell.
Find out all details in the one-page report and our video below. These are created making use of the Export Potential Map (ITC).