Frozen Vegetables Market - Belgium is the Strongest Exporter of Preserved and Frozen Vegetable in the World

Vegetables And Melons September 14, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

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Belgium continued its dominance in the global trade of preserved and frozen vegetable. In 2014, Belgium exported 1,260 thousand tonnes of preserved and frozen vegetables totaling 1,378 million USD, 4% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the global frozen vegetables market was Germany, where it supplied 23% of its total exports of preserved and frozen vegetable in value terms, accounting for 47% of Germany's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, Belgium was a net exporter of preserved and frozen vegetables. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. In physical terms exports and imports were evenly balanced.

China and Spain were among the other main global suppliers of preserved and frozen vegetables in 2014. The fastest growing exporter from 2007 to 2014 was Egypt (+25% per year). It was China, however, that was able to strengthen its position in the global export structure.

Belgium's top 5 trading partners in 2014 were Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Italy, with a combined 69% share of Belgium's exports of preserved and frozen vegetable. The share of Italy increased slightly (+1 percentage point), while the share of France illustrated negative dynamics (-2 percentage points).

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Source: World: Vegetables (Preserved And Frozen) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020