Marketing, Trade & Investment

The Coconut Oil Industry

The Global Coconut Oil Industry is valued at USD 6.28 billion and much of this value is generated and resides within the Pacific Region. The Pacific Region has been at the fore with respect to the production and export of most coconut and coconut related products. The North America Region, of which the Caribbean is a part, accounts for 130M in terms of export value for Coconut Oil, that is, two percent of the global coconut oil industry value. View or Download full document below:

The Coconut Water Industry

For much of the world, especially countries which lie outside of the tropics, the Coconut Water product is a new phenomenon. Global brands have arisen as market demand has substantially increased in relation to what is regarded as a superfood, in all its edible forms.
Coconut Water is generally consumed fresh from young, green coconuts, ideally between 6-9 months of age. In this form and state, it is regarded as the best Coconut Water product as the functional benefits of consuming the water are optimized. View or Download full document below:

Coconut and Coconut Nursery Production

Coconuts and coconut related products have been globally recognized as a billion-dollar industry, boasting over 55 billon nuts per annum from more than 12 million hectares, supporting and giving rise to an industry with a value of over USD six billion at wholesale (Smith et al. 2009, 5). At present (2009 – 2013), the value of the wholesale coconut industry averages approximately 10 billion dollars (FAO 2016), an increase of approximately 67 percent in four years. View or Download full document below:

Business Profile: Coconut/Coir Shredder (Barbados)

Coir Fiber – Derived from the process of shredding either Green/Dry Coconut husks, it is a byproduct of the Coconut industry, a renewable resource that has many uses, most popular as an effective growing medium when cocopeat is also derived. It can also be used in potting compost and for making ropes and matting, as well as mulching. Coco coir is harvested year-round.
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Connecting to the World through Regional Value Chains

The coconut global value chain (GVC) is at a critical juncture, characterized by a rapidly growing demand in global markets and a stagnant supply base in danger of collapse in origin countries. Market demand is rising for traditional and non-traditional coconut products across the three ‘chain strands’: coconuts-food chain, coconuts sports drink’ chain, and coconuts-chemicals chain (Figure 2). In the coconuts-chemical chain, the traditional export product is coconut oil used as feedstock in manufacture of oleochemicals (see pp. 12-13 for details). Consumer preference for ‘naturalness’ in personal care and cosmetic markets has expanded demand for oleochemicals, which account for nearly 45-50% of coconut oil consumption worldwide (BCC Research, 2015). In the coconuts-‘sports drink’ chain, coconut water has remarkably grown to an estimated US$1.36 billion market in 2014 and is projected to grow at more than 25% per year over 2015-2019, reaching approximately US$4billion in 2019 (Technavio, 2015b). View or Download full document below:

Investing in the Caribbean Coconut Industry

This presentation describes the coconut market data for all the Caribbean Countries under the project. This data include production in tonnes, area harvested, and production of value-added products. View or Download full document below:

Impacts of Investing in the Jamaican Coconut Sector

Dynamics in coconut markets offer
tremendous opportunity to local agribusiness industries in Jamaica and the Caribbean. There are significant opportunities for thousands of smallholder farmers to raise incomes and profitability by connecting them to local, regional and international value chains. Coconut is experiencing a rise in demand in
traditional and non-traditional product markets. To view or download, please see below:

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