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Sesame Seeds Market - By Product Type (Hulled Sesame Seeds, Natural Sesame Seeds), By Category (Organic, Conventional), By End-use (Food Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry) By Distribution Channel & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7308
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Sesame Seeds Market Size

Sesame Seeds Market was valued at around USD 7.35 Billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 9.27 Billion by 2032.

Sesame Seeds Market

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Sesame seeds are used in baking, confectionery, and snack product manufacture in the food business. They are also an important component in the creation of tahini, a prominent Middle Eastern food, and sesame oil, a major component in many Asian meals. Sesame seed demand in the food sector is strong as customer tastes for different and healthier food alternatives continue to expand. Furthermore, the growing popularity of ethnic dishes throughout the world, such as Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines, contributes to expanding demand for sesame seeds.

Consumer health consciousness is playing a vital role in driving market expansion. Sesame seeds are high in protein, dietary fiber, healthy fats, vitamins (particularly B vitamins and vitamin E), and minerals (including magnesium, calcium, and iron). Because of these nutritional benefits, sesame seeds are an excellent supplement to a well-balanced diet. Sesame seeds are increasingly being used in a variety of culinary applications, from baking and cooking to salad dressings and smoothies, as health-conscious customers seek natural and whole food alternatives.

Volatility in sesame seed prices hinder revenue growth in the sesame seeds market. Sesame seed farming is extremely reliant on weather conditions, and variables such as droughts, floods, or other bad weather occurrences can have a substantial influence on crop output. When manufacturing is disrupted, there may be a scarcity of sesame seeds on the market, driving up costs. In contrast, wide harvests can lead to overstock, leading prices to fall.

Moreover, the cost of sesame growing inputs, such as seeds, fertilizers, and manpower, might fluctuate due to market circumstances and currency variations. When input costs rise, manufacturers may be forced to pass these costs on to customers in the form of higher sesame seed prices.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had mixed impacts on the sesame seeds market. While the market faced disruptions in the supply chain and distribution channels due to lockdowns and restrictions, there was an increased demand for sesame seeds attributed to their health benefits. Consumers, seeking to bolster their immune systems, turned to nutritious and plant-based options, including sesame seeds. This heightened health consciousness drove sales, particularly in online retail channels, even as the market contended with logistical challenges.

Sesame Seeds Market Trends

Environmentally friendly and ethically sourced sesame seeds, particularly organic and non-GMO types, are becoming more popular among consumers and companies. This trend is consistent with larger concerns about ethical supply chains, food safety, and environmental impact, making it critical for market participants to implement sustainable practices and transparent sourcing techniques in order to fulfill the rising demand for responsible sesame seed products.

Sesame Seeds Market Analysis

Sesame Seeds Market Size, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on product type, the market is segmented as hulled sesame seeds and natural sesame seeds. Hulled sesame seeds held a majority market value of USD 4.84 Billion in 2022. Hulled sesame seeds are high in protein, beneficial fats, fiber, and minerals including magnesium, calcium, and iron. They are also free of gluten and vegan. As a result, they are a popular choice for those who follow healthy or restrictive diets. They're also in certain pharmaceuticals and personal care items.

Sesame Seeds Market Revenue Share (%), By Category, (2022)

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Based on category, the sesame seeds market is segmented as organic and conventional. Conventional held a dominant business share of around 73.2% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. The conventional sesame seed market is larger than the organic sesame seed market due to lower costs and wider availability. Sesame seeds cultivated using conventional agricultural methods may include residues of modern herbicides and fertilizers. Conventional sesame seeds, on the other hand, are a wonderful source of nutrients and may be a healthy addition to the diet.

Based on end-use, the sesame seeds market is segmented as food industry, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic and personal care industry, and others. Food industry held a majority market value of USD 6.34 Billion in 2022.  Sesame seeds are in high demand in the culinary business due to their diversity and nutritional advantages. As customers seek healthier and more natural ingredients, sesame seeds are being included into a variety of culinary products, including bakery goods, snack bars, and dressings. Their use in foreign and fusion cuisine, as well as the rising popularity of plant-based and gluten-free diets, increase their demand in the food business even further. Sesame seed-containing foods are increasingly being developed by food makers. This is because sesame seeds are a flexible ingredient that can be utilized in a wide range of items such as baked goods, snacks, and sauces.

Based on distribution channel, the sesame seeds market is segmented as supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, online retail, specialty stores, and others. Supermarkets and Hypermarkets held a majority market value of USD 3.34 Billion in 2022. Sesame seed demand from supermarkets and hypermarkets has increased significantly as people seek more convenient and one-stop shopping experiences.

These retail stores sell a broad range of sesame seed products, making it easy for consumers to get their hands on many varieties and brands of sesame seeds, including packed and bulk options. The strong shelf presence of sesame seeds in supermarkets and hypermarkets, together with customer preferences for purchasing groceries and food goods in these stores, has contributed greatly to the expanding demand for sesame seeds via these distribution channels.

 North America Sesame Seeds Market Revenue, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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North America sesame seeds market exceeded USD 4.08 Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. The increased consumer preference for healthier and plant-based diets, the use of sesame seeds in a variety of popular food products such as hummus, snack bars, and ethnic cuisines, and the growing understanding of sesame seeds' nutritional advantages have all contributed to this rise in demand. Furthermore, the trend toward clean labeling and non-GMO choices has made sesame seeds an enticing choice for health-conscious customers in North America, supporting the region's market expansion.


Sesame Seeds Market Share

Major players operating in the Sesame Seeds industry include:

  • Olam International
  • Dipasa USA, Inc
  • Triangle Wholefoods
  • ETICO Group
  • SunOpta
  • Shyam Industries
  • HL Agro Products
  • Arvind Limited
  • ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation
  • Sivamettacrew
  • Dhaval Agri Exports
  • Sarvoday Natural
  • Fuerst Day Lawson
  • Ami Enterprise

Olam International is a global agribusiness that sources, processes, and markets a wide range of agricultural commodities, including sesame seeds. Olam has a strong presence in the market, with operations in key producing and consuming countries around the world.

 Sesame Seeds Industry News

  • In May 2021, Equinom, a plant-based nutrition firm that creates new non-GMO kinds of unique grains to generate higher quality ingredients for creative plant-based meals, announced a partnership with Dipasa, one of the world's major sesame seed processors and exporters. This agreement brings together two powerhouse corporations as they collaborate to create and sell a first-of-its-kind high-protein sesame seed and functional ingredient.

The sesame seeds market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Billion & Kilo Tons from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product Type, 2018 – 2032

  • Hulled Sesame Seeds
  • Natural Sesame Seeds

By Category, 2018 – 2032

  • Organic
  • Conventional

By End-use, 2018 – 2032

  • Food Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Cosmetic and Personal Care Industry
  • Others

By distribution channel, 2018 – 2032

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Online Retail
  • Specialty Stores
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Southeast Asia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Manish Mohanan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Sesame Seeds industry was valued at around USD 7.35 Billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 9.27 Billion by the end of 2032.
Conventional segment share was around 73.2% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace through 2032 due to lower costs and wider availability.
North America sesame seeds industry was worth USD 4.08 Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace over 2023-2032 owing to the increased consumer preference for healthier and plant-based diets.
Olam International, Dipasa USA, Inc, Triangle Wholefoods, ETICO Group, SunOpta, Shyam Industries, SHREEJI EXPELLER INDUSTRIES, HL Agro Products, Arvind Limited, ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation, Sivamettacrew, Dhaval Agri Exports, Sarvoday Natural, Fuerst Day Lawson, and Ami Enterprise.

Sesame Seeds Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 292
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 180
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