Spain Ranked First Globally in Persimmon Exports despite 63% Drop in 2014

Tropical And Subtropical Fruits September 27, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

Spain dominates in the global persimmon trade. In 2014, Spain exported 158 thousand tonnes of persimmons totaling 201 million USD, 63% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Germany, where it supplied 21% of its total persimmon exports in value terms, accounting for 76% of Germany's total imports.

Overall, the global persimmon trade dropped to 462 million USD, with a CAGR of -11% from 2012 to 2014. In physical terms, it fell from 553 thousand tonnes in 2012 to 373 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, the Russian Federation (25%), Germany (13%), Belarus (9%), Ukraine (6%) and France (6%) were the leading destinations of persimmon imports, together making up 59% of global imports. The share of Belarus increased (+7 percentage points), while the share of the Russian Federation illustrated negative dynamics (-23 percentage points).

Azerbaijan and China were among the other main global suppliers of persimmons in 2014 with a combined share of 24% of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2012 to 2014 were China (+57% per year) and Lithuania (+34% per year). China strengthened its position in the global export structure, from 3% in 2012 to 10% in 2014.

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