Vietnam Cashew Nuts In General

Vietnam Cashew Nuts

Cashew Tree is usually only grown in the southern provinces of Vietnam, especially in the Central Highlands, Southeast, and has a few in the West. Currently, the provinces with the largest cashew growing areas include Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, Dak Lak, Binh Thuan, and Binh Dinh. The largest cashew growing & producing of cashew nuts In Vietnam is Binh Phuoc, the largest area of cashew in Vietnam, currently has 137,368 ha of cashew trees, about 50% of the country’s cashew area, and is known as the “cashew capital” of Vietnam. Most of Vietnam cashew nut companies & cashew factories & cashew nut suppliers in Vietnam are located in Binh Phuoc province.

Several well-known local names of Cashew nut in Vietnam:

  • Cashew: Điều (in South Vn)
  • Raw Cashew: Điều Thô
  • Cashew Fruit: Trái Điều
  • Cashew Nuts: Hạt Điều
  • Cashew Nut Kernels : Hạt Điều Nhân

Major Cashew Nuts Growing Area In Vietnam:

    1. Binh Phuoc
    2. Dong Nai
    3. Binh Thuan
    4. Gia Lai
    5. Kon tum
    6. Dak Lak


Vietnam Cashew Nuts Industry is currently referred to as the “King of Cashew nuts for exports”


Generally, the Cashew harvest season in Vietnam starts quite early, around the end of January or February, and ends in May or June depending on weather and planting methods. Cashew trees produce an oval-shaped fruit called the cashew apple with a single nut on the outside. Vietnam cashew nuts are harvested when both the forged fruits and kernels are ripening. They can be harvested when the fruits are still in the tree or have dropped on the ground. After harvesting, the pulp is removed and the pip is rinsed with water, then sun-dried for 2-3 days, pre-classified, packed, and preserved in a dry and cool place. A huge supply of raw cashew nuts in the shell comes from local cashew farms, packed hygienically under natural conditions by using the latest machines and then ready for sales.


Since 2017, Vietnam has become the number one hub of cashew nuts processing and largest exporter of cashew nut kernels in the world, accounting for over 50% of processed raw cashews in the world. In Binh Phuoc province, the largest region of high-quality cashew growing in Vietnam.

Vietnam exported about 500,000 tons of cashew nut kernels annually. However, Vietnam can still produce about 1,200,000 tons of cashew nuts kernels annually. By the year 2018, the Vietnam cashew nuts industry produced approximately 2,660,000 tons, as well as their shells. This was about 3.4 times higher than in India. In 2020, Vietnam exported  515,000 tons of cashew nut kernels, making Vietnam an unquestionable leader of cashew nuts production and export.

Vietnam’s Cashew nuts main products are the Whole White Cashews. Percentage of Whole and Broken Grades of Vietnam cashew nuts industry: 80% Whole Kernels, 20% Broken Kernels. The high percentage of whole cashew grades in Vietnam is the result of Shelling by hand (labor-intensive, done by hand).

  • Whole Cashew Nut Kernels: 80%
  • Broken Cashew Nut Kernels: 20%

The W320 cashew nut kernel is the main product of the Vietnam cashew industry. It has been estimated that about 60 % of cashew nut is consumed in the form of snacks, mostly roasted with salted. The remaining 40 % is instead used in confectionery and bakery products, often as a substitute for peanut and almond. Vietnam W320 Cashews grades are the most popular among cashew kernels and the highest in terms of availability Vietnam cashew nuts company.


Which countries are the top producers of Cashew nuts?

Top quality Cashew Nut Exporters

Originally, Cashew tree is native to Brazil, but sooner, production spread all over the territory once the economic value is recognized. The cashew tree requires a dry tropical atmosphere above 50 degrees Fahrenheit with a planting distance between 2.7 to 3.4 square miles and quickly inhabited on its own. The harvesting season for cashew nut is usually similar depending on the equatorial location of the producing country. The top cashew nut producing countries with figures in metric tons according to 2010 data are enlisted below.

  • Vietnam 958,000
  • India 695,000
  • Nigeria 580,761
  • Cote d’Ivoire 246,383
  • Brazil 220,505
  • Indonesia 145,000
  • Philippines 111,993
  • Tanzania 79,100
  • Mozambique 67,846
  • Guinea-Bissau 64,653

Vietnam’s Cashew Export Markets

Vietnam is the leading exporter of cashew nuts to the US, Europe and the rest of the world. Vietnam cashew nuts exports sustained the leading position in the globe, registering for 50% of the processed raw cashew capacity and over 60% of the cashew nuts exported across the globe. The export markets of Vietnamese cashew nuts are very diverse: Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Switzerland, USA, Australia, South Africa, UAE, India, Singapore, Japan… many others.

The top 3 cashew nuts Importing countries from Vietnam:

  1. United States – 36.8% of total export value.
  2. Netherlands – 11.9% of total export value.
  3. China –  6.9% of total export value.



The supply of cashew nuts in Vietnam often remains high, the Vietnam cashew price-stable. However, Vietnam cashew nuts price depends on many factors such as grain size, nutritional content, origin, processing stage, market impact …. but in general, Vietnam cashew nut price is most affected by the following 4 factors:

  1. Types of cashews
  2. Origin of cashew
  3. Market impact
  4. Finished products of cashew nuts.

The advantage to exporting cashew nuts from Vietnam is 0% export tax as regulated by decree 125 of the Government and the price of cashew nuts is among the lowest.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact us via below information for the best price including details of commodities and description:

Nguyen Duc Toan – CEO
ECC Import-Export Services And Trading Co., Ltd
CP/WhatsApp: +84 985 336 248
Address: 8FL, Building No 10/63 O Dong Lam St, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam.


The Grade Of Cashews Vietnam Base-On?

In Vietnam, the grade of cashew nuts is usually based on the AFI Standard. Cashew Kernels are graded into white/scorched wholes, splits, butts, etc. Depending on the size, shape, color of the kernel. There are various different grades of cashew kernels, but few grades are commercially available and traded.

Cashew Grade List of 4 Main Type Grading Cashew Kernels Grades

  • Whole grades – Whole-grain cashew kernel
  • Broken grades –  Kernel is broken during the processing of raw cashew nuts
  • Scorched grades – Kernels may be scorched, slightly darkened due to over-heating while roasting or drying in a drier
  • Dessert grades – Kernels may be deep scorched, deep brown, Deep blue, speckled, discolored, and black spotted

White Whole Cashew Kernel Grades Category

A cashew kernel is classified as a whole if it has the characteristic shape of a cashew kernel and not more than 1/8th of the kernel has been broken off. This grade may also be designated as W. An excessive number of 7/8th kernels or splits that detract from the appearance of the sampled lot may be the basis for the claim.

White Whole Cashew Kernels Grade Count per kg Count per pound
WW-180 Cashew 266 – 395 nuts 140 – 180 nuts
WW-210 Cashew 395 – 465 nuts 180 – 210 nuts
WW-240 Cashew 485 – 530 nuts 220-240 nuts
WW-320 Cashew 660 – 706 nuts 300 – 320 nuts
WW-450 Cashew 880 – 990 nuts 400 – 450 nuts
WW-500 Cashew 1022-1120 nuts 460-500 nuts

Compare with similar Vietnam Cashew Grade: W180, W240, W320, W450...Images Between Types of White Whole Cashew Kernels: WW240, WW320, WW450 - Cashew Standards Grades & Forms

Compare with similar Vietnam Cashew Grade: W180, W240, W320, W450… Images Between Types of White Whole Cashew Kernels: W180, WW240, WW320, WW450 – Cashew Standards Grades & Forms

  • The Association of Food Industries of New York (AFI’s),
  • TCVN 4850 1998 – Vietnam cashew nuts kernel and technical request,
  • Combined Edible Nut Trade Association (CENTA), UK and
  • Grade specifications as followed by the CEPCI

Type Of Vietnam Cashew Nuts used for export (Grades/varieties) such as:

  • Whole grades: W180, W210, W240, W320, W450, W500
  • Broken grades: WB, WS, LP, LWP, SWP, SS, SP, SB
  • Scorched grades: SW240, SW320, SW450
  • Dessert grades: DW1, DW2, DW3, SK1, SK2, SK3
  • Cashew Shell: Raw Cashew Nutshell, Cashew Shell Residues, Cashew Testa Skin (Husk) 
  • Cashew Oil: Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL)
  • Raw Cashew: High-Quality Local Raw Cashew Nuts In Shell


We – ECC specializes in producing BB Cashew Vietnam – Baby Bits Cashews:

Cashew nut BB grade (or: cashew baby bits pieces) is a cashew nut that is broken into very small pieces, internationally as BB cashew.

  • Color: Light brown / Light, Deep ivory / Light ash-grey
  • Condition: Broken Pieces, Baby bits, Granules
  • Grade: BB (AFI standard)
  • Moisture: Max 5% ((as customer’s request)
  • Defects: Max 10% (as customer’s request)
  • Certificate: ISO 9001:2015, HACCP Code 2003, FSPCA, Vietnam’s food safety certificate …. (Contact us for more detail)
  • Origin: Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam
  • Packing: In 1 x 50 LBS (22.68 kgs) vacuum flexy pouches in cartons….., 700 cartons in 20′ Full Load Containers (Please read more detail below or custom made on request )

So, How To Import Cashew Nuts From Vietnam?

You Can Contact us – ECC Import-Export Services And Trading Company Limited – a Vietnam Cashew Nuts Company. In this way, it would be a simple way to import cashews from Vietnam. We will send you an inspection report and sample of cashew nuts for your approval via post or you can directly meet them in their Office in Vietnam. Usually, All procedures are done by some mail parties in Vietnam.

  • We can take you on a tour to visit our cashew farms and factory in Binh Phuoc Vietnam,
  • You could check product quality and content of pesticides with a 3rd Quality inspection company like Vina Control / SGS /, or your QC inspection before shipment.
  • We print time of harvesting, time of packaging, or custom packaging Carton boxes with your logo
  • Provide all documents as required

Thanks and best regards!


Nguyen Duc Toan – CEO


ECC Import-Export Services And Trading Co., Ltd
CP/WhatsApp: +84 985 336 248
Address: 8FL, Building No 10/63 O Dong Lam St, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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