Global sales from onions exported by country totaled US$3.5 billion in 2018. Overall, the value of exported onions rose by an average 12.1% for all exporting countries since 2014 when international sales of onions were valued at $3.2 billion. Year over year, the value of globally exported onions accelerated by 9.2% from 2017 to 2018.
Among continents, Asia sold the highest dollar worth of exported onions during 2018 with shipments valued at $1.24 billion or more than a third (35%) of the global total. In second place were exporters in Europe at 33.9%, while 19.9% of worldwide shipments of onions originated from North America.
Smaller percentages came from Africa (5.6%), Latin America (3.3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, then Oceania (2.3%) comprised mostly of exports from New Zealand and Australia.