Category Intelligence on Onions Brazil covers the following
Dehydrated onions would be a potential alternative to fresh onions given its prolonged shelf life, easy storage attributes and lower volume requirements which could help reduce overall spend. Cost savings up to 35-40% can be achieved by switching to dehydrated onions
Lack of dehydrated onions in the domestic market would make KHC dependent on imports from India, Egypt and USA markets for dehydrated onions, with India and Egypt offering better price attractiveness.
Increasing demand for convenient foods, packaged foods and from B2B Foods sectors (restaurants, QSR, food manufacturers) is the chief driver of onion processing.
Which would be an Ideal sourcing region for dehydrated onions to Brazil?
Dehydrated onions could be a potential cost effective alternative to fresh onions with a longer shelf life for storage .It is more cost efficient to import dehydrated onions, whereas, for frozen and fresh sourcing from domestic markets or neighboring Argentina could be more cost effective.
Market Size: The global fresh onions and shallots market is estimated to be valued at about $51,500 million (51.5 billion) at 2022 at a CAGR of about 6.3 percent between 2017-2022
About 20 percent of the overall onion production is consumed by the processing sector. Majority of the onions produced is consumed by the domestic market in most of the major growing regions
Top producers: China, India, US, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Netherlands, Brazil are the top onion producing countries in the world
Dehydrated onions are expected to continue to dominate market share for processed onions, whereas , frozen and powdered onions are anticipated to witness fastest growth
Brazil onion crop
Small farmers account for more than 50 percent of the total country's production. Brazil produces approximately 1.49 MMT of onions annually with an average yield of about 24 tons/hectare
Current supply scenario:
Overall supply is lower with a higher availability of smaller sized onions as a result of last September's drought. The harvest season is currently nearing an end and some of the harvest is still underway
Import Vs. Domestic Production
Brazil Onion Trade:
Majority of the onions are imported from the Netherlands. Though onion season is nearing an end in domestic market, the current demand for Dutch onions remain weak are expected to pick up in the coming months.