Bread Market - Germany Ranks First Globally in Exports of Bread and Bakery Products, with $4.0B in 2014

Bakery July 15, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

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Germany continued its dominance in the global bread and bakery product trade. In 2014, Germany exported 1.2 million tonnes of bread and bakery products totaling 4.0 billion USD, 1% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was France, where it supplied 13% of its total exports on the bread market in value terms, accounting for 22.8% of France's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, Germany was a net exporter of bread and bakery products. In this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. In physical terms, exports and imports stood at the same level.

Belgium and Italy were among the other main global suppliers of bread and bakery products in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were the U.S. (+10.8% per year) and Spain (+10.0% per year). With this, the U.S. was able to strengthen its position in the global export structure.

In 2014, Germany's top 5 trading partners were France, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands and Italy, with a combined 53.4% share of Germany's exports. The share of Poland increased (+1.7 percentage points), while the share of Austria illustrated negative dynamics (-1.9 percentage points).

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Source: World: Bread And Bakery Product - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020