France’s Pigeon Pea Exports Showed Impressive Growth in 2014

Other Non-Perennial Crops August 30, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

France was one of the leaders in the global pigeon pea trade. In 2014, France exported 3 thousand tonnes of pigeon peas totaling 972 thousand USD, a remarkable 75% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was the Netherlands, where it supplied 50% of its total pigeon pea exports in value terms, accounting for the lion's share of the Netherlands's total imports.

From 2012 to 2014, France was a net exporter of pigeon peas. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. In physical terms this difference was more pronounced.

Sri Lanka and Peru were among the other main global suppliers of pigeon peas in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporter from 2012 to 2014 was Belgium (+39% per year).

In 2014, France had only 4 trading partners: the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Italy. The share of Belgium illustrated severe negative dynamics (-78 percentage points) from 2012 to 2014.

Source: World: Pigeon Peas - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020