Italy Remains Front-Rank Exporter of Uncooked Pasta in the World

Macaroni, Noodles And Couscou July 08, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

Italy continued its dominance in the global uncooked pasta trade. In 2014, Italy exported 1,846.8 kt of uncooked pasta totaling $2,320.9M, 2.5% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Germany, where it supplied 17.1% of its total uncooked pasta exports in value terms, accounting for 84.7% of Germany's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, Italy was a net exporter of uncooked pasta. Over the period under review, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. However, in physical terms, the difference was less pronounced due to high import prices.

Italy's top 5 trading partners in 2014 were Germany, the U.K., France, the U.S. and Japan, with a combined share of 56.9% of Italy's exports.

Turkey and the U.S. were among the main global suppliers of uncooked pasta in 2014, and were also among the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014. Annual growth rates from these countries were +27% per year and +9% per year, respectively. With this, Turkey significantly strengthened its position in the global export structure.

Source: World: Uncooked Pasta - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020