CBI factsheet on amaranth seed in Europe published

The CBI factsheet kiwicha perudescribes the European market for amaranth seeds, the little sister of quinoa in the family of healthy pseudo grains. Amaranth imports are estimated at  5775 tons in 2014, up from about 4500 tons in 2013. This is quite a substantial volume compared to about 15000 tons of  quinoa imports in 2014. Production of amaranth, which also originates in the Americas, is much more globalised than quinoa, with India, the USA, Peru and upcoming South-Africa being the main suppliers. Bolivia is a minor supplier as well. Germany and the Netherlands account for the majority of imports. The figures should be interpreted with some care, since imports of amaranth are not registered separately at customs, but as part of the group of ‘other grains’.