Dry Chickpeas Market Size, Industry Analysis Report By type (Kabuli chickpeas, Desi chickpeas), By application (Household, Food production) & Region – Forecasts

  • 30/08/2022
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  • Food & Beverages

Market Overview

The global Dry Chickpeas market was valued at USD 5.86 billion in 2022 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period. Dry chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are legumes that belong to the family Fabaceae. They are a rich source of protein, fiber, and several essential vitamins and minerals. Dry chickpeas are widely consumed as a staple food in many parts of the world and are used in a variety of dishes such as soups, stews, salads, and curries. They are also popular as a healthy snack option due to their nutrient density and low glycemic index. Dry chickpeas are available in different varieties such as desi, kabuli, and green, each with its own distinct flavor, texture, and culinary applications.

The global dry chickpeas market is influenced by various factors, including the growing demand for plant-based protein, increasing health consciousness among consumers, and rising popularity of vegan and vegetarian diets. Other factors such as easy availability, long shelf life, and versatility in culinary applications are also contributing to the growth of the market.

However, the market also faces challenges such as the volatility of chickpea prices due to weather conditions, quality concerns, and competition from alternative plant-based protein sources. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the supply chain of dry chickpeas, leading to disruptions in the market.

The market is expected to continue its growth trajectory in the coming years due to increasing demand from emerging markets, particularly in Asia Pacific and Africa. Technological advancements in production and processing techniques are also expected to boost the market growth.

Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market Size in 2022

USD 5.86 Billion

Market Forecast in 2031

USD 7.63 Billion

CAGR % 2023-2031


Base Year


Historic Data


Forecast Period


Report USP

Production, Consumption, company share, company heatmap, company production capacity, growth factors and more

Segments Covered

By type (Kabuli chickpeas, Desi chickpeas), By application (Household, Food production)

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, APAC, South America and Middle East and Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Benelux; Nordic Countries; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Indonesia; Thailand; Mexico; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Egypt; South Africa; Nigeria

Key Companies

India Growers, Myanmar Growers, Austrilia Growers, Ethiopia Growers, Turkey Growers, Russia Growers, and others.


Impact of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has had mixed impacts on the global dry chickpeas market. On one hand, the increased demand for staple foods and plant-based protein sources has led to a surge in demand for chickpeas as a food ingredient, which has driven market growth. On the other hand, the pandemic has disrupted supply chains, leading to logistical challenges for manufacturers and importers.

The lockdowns and restrictions on movement and trade have affected the production, distribution, and export of chickpeas, leading to fluctuations in prices. The pandemic has also affected consumer preferences, with more consumers opting for packaged and processed food products that can be stored for longer periods. This has created opportunities for manufacturers of dry chickpeas to develop new products and packaging formats to cater to these changing preferences.

The long-term impact of COVID-19 on the dry chickpeas market will depend on the duration and severity of the pandemic, as well as government policies and global economic conditions. However, it is likely that the trend towards plant-based diets and the demand for sustainable and healthy food products will continue to support the growth of the dry chickpeas market in the coming years.

Application Insights

The household segment includes the use of dry chickpeas for cooking and consumption at home. Chickpeas are a popular ingredient in many cuisines around the world, and their high nutritional value makes them a healthy addition to any diet. Dry chickpeas are often soaked overnight and then cooked, and can be used in a variety of dishes such as stews, curries, and salads.

The food production segment includes the use of dry chickpeas as an ingredient in the manufacturing of various food products. Chickpeas are a versatile ingredient and can be used in the production of snacks, soups, hummus, and other spreads. The increasing demand for plant-based protein alternatives has also led to the use of chickpeas in the production of plant-based meat substitutes.

The demand for dry chickpeas for both household and food production applications is expected to grow in the coming years, driven by increasing awareness of the health benefits of chickpeas and the growing trend towards plant-based diets.

Type Insights

In terms of type, the market is segmented into Kabuli chickpeas and Desi chickpeas. Kabuli chickpeas are larger, lighter in color, and have a thin seed coat, while Desi chickpeas are smaller, darker in color, and have a thicker seed coat. Kabuli chickpeas are commonly used in salads, soups, and stews, while Desi chickpeas are mostly used in Indian and Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus, chana masala, and falafel.

Currently, Kabuli chickpeas hold the largest market share, owing to their higher demand in the food industry, particularly in the Western countries, due to their nutty and mild flavor. However, the demand for Desi chickpeas is also expected to grow in the coming years due to their high nutritional value, increasing popularity of plant-based diets, and rising demand for ethnic food products.

The increasing demand for plant-based proteins, along with the rising health awareness among consumers, is driving the growth of the dry chickpeas market. Additionally, the increasing adoption of chickpeas as a functional food ingredient in the food processing industry, owing to their high fiber and protein content, is further expected to fuel the market growth.

Geographically, the Asia Pacific region holds the largest market share, owing to the high production and consumption of chickpeas in countries such as India, Pakistan, and Australia. The Middle East and Africa and North America are also significant markets for dry chickpeas, owing to their increasing adoption in various food applications.

Regional Insights

In North America, the demand for dry chickpeas is primarily driven by the growing demand for plant-based protein sources and the increasing popularity of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. The United States is the largest producer and consumer of chickpeas in this region.

In Europe, the demand for dry chickpeas is increasing due to the growing awareness of the health benefits associated with the consumption of legumes. The demand is also driven by the rising number of vegetarian and vegan consumers who use chickpeas as a protein source. The main producers of chickpeas in this region are Turkey and Spain.

In the Asia Pacific region, India is the largest producer and consumer of chickpeas. The demand for dry chickpeas is driven by the growing population, changing dietary habits, and increasing health awareness. The region is also witnessing a rise in the adoption of chickpeas in various food preparations due to their nutritional value and taste.

In the MEA region, the demand for chickpeas is primarily driven by the growing population and the popularity of traditional Middle Eastern dishes. Chickpeas are a staple food in this region and are used in various preparations such as hummus and falafel. The major producers of chickpeas in this region are Turkey, Iran, and Egypt.

In Latin America, the demand for dry chickpeas is primarily driven by the increasing awareness of the nutritional value of chickpeas and their usage as a protein source. The region is a major producer of chickpeas, with Argentina and Mexico being the largest producers. The demand for chickpeas in this region is also driven by the increasing popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Competitive Analysis

Some of the major companies operating within the market are India Growers, Myanmar Growers, Austrilia Growers, Ethiopia Growers, Turkey Growers, Russia Growers, and others. These players are focusing on product innovation, expansion, and partnerships to strengthen their market position and meet the growing demand for Dry Chickpeas globally.

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