Mali onions export quantities

In 2019 Mali exported 7,216 tonnes of onions. Across 2019 alone, the interest in Mali onions (vegetables category) has decreased, recording a change of -15.701 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, onions' exports reduced by -12.77 percent bringing the nation US$1.30m for the year 2019. Mali's onions exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or chilled onions and shallots (HS code 070310)
  • Onions, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid (HS code 200120)
  • Onions provisionally preserved, e.g. by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption (HS code 071110)
  • Dried onions, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (HS code 071220)


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Mali onions export values

In 2019, Mali shipped onions worth 1.30m USD, a reduction of -15.36% from 2018's total onions export of 1.536m USD. The annual reduction in value of Mali onions between 2017 to 2018 was 5.495 per cent.

The annual change in the amount of Mali's onions exports between 2017 and 2019 was -12.77 pc compared to a variation of -15.701% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for Mali onions ( in '000$ )

Mali's best performing destinations for onions are DRC Congo, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire

) and Guinea.


Mali bought 466,304 tonnes of onions in 2019.


The production of onions in Mali was 18,849,216 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of -20.32%. The country had an estimated 879,264.00 hectares under onions cultivation.