Europe is the largest global importer of processed cashew nut (kernels), which is accounting for 40% of global imports in 2022. Both plain cashew kernels as well as value added cashew kernels are consumed and their consumption is increasing (growing). Raw Cashew nut production in West African countries are accounting for 50% of the global output in 2022-23 followed by India 15%, Cambodia 14%, Vietnam 9% , East Africa 6% and Brazil 3%, Indonesia 2% are global Cashewnut production shares. Raw production is West Africa and East African countries increasing significantly but due to lower processing capacity they are exporting nearly 90% of the produc- tion in the form of Raw cashew nuts.