The Global Production of Sesame Seeds was 4.6 million metric ton in 2017 and is expected to register a CAGR of 1.3% during the forecast period (2018-2023). China and India are the top producers and traders of sesame seed. The escalating global demand for sesame seed for hummus, toppings on sushi, confectionery, and health foods, is likely to enhance future production in countries such as Nigeria. Production of the tiny seeds, has grown up to 40% in Nigeria in the 2017-18 season. Japan, with its sushi culture, is the leading importer of Nigerian sesame seed.