Frozen Fruit Market - Poland Dominates In EU Frozen Fruits Production And Trade

Fruit And Vegetables March 26, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

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Poland dominated on the EU frozen fruits market. In 2013, Poland exported 96.3% of its total frozen fruits output. Of this amount, 32.1% was supplied to Germany, where Polish frozen fruits held 29.7% share of total German consumption.

The EU frozen fruits market has shown mixed dynamics in the last few years. The significant decline from 2007-2009 was followed by a steady recovery over the next three years, leading the market value to 2.4 billion EUR in 2013. 

Similar dynamics were observed in EU production of frozen fruits. In value terms, the gradual decrease over the period 2007-2010 was replaced by an upward trend from 2011-2013. In physical terms, the peak level of output was recorded in 2009 at 913.2 thousand tonnes. In 2010, production plunged by 32%, remaining relatively stable over the next three years. 

The value of EU production is expected to slow to 1.4% (currently +1.9%), amidst sluggish domestic demand. In the past, frozen fruits consumption was fueled by rising purchasing power, but this engine of growth is under pressure from the current economic slowdown. 

The countries with the highest levels of production in 2013 were Poland (318.1 thousand tonnes) and Italy (163.7 thousand tonnes), which together accounted for 74% of total output. In Italy, production declined by 13.3% annually from 2007-2013. The balance of the countries, Poland (+1.1%), Belgium (-5.5%), Sweden (+5.6%) and Bulgaria (+5.9%), showed mixed, positive and negative, dynamics in relative volumes. 

Serbia (294.5 million USD) and China (116.5 million USD) were the main suppliers of frozen fruits into the EU, with a combined share of 42.2% of total imports in 2013. However, the fastest growing suppliers from 2007-2013 were Egypt (+14.4% per year) and Peru (+8.4% per year). Serbia significantly strengthened its position in the European imports structure, from 25.6% in 2007 to 30.2% in 2013. 

In 2013, China (57.2 million USD) and Norway (34.9 million USD) were the main destinations of EU exports, together comprising 37.4% of total exports in value terms. While the share of China increased greatly, the share of Japan illustrated negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. 

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Source: EU: Frozen Fruits - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020