Fruit Market - Spain Remains the Largest Fruit Exporter in the World

Fruit And Vegetables September 30, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

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Spain continued its dominance in the global fruit trade. In 2014, Spain exported 7 million tonnes of fruits totaling 8 billion USD, 2% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the globalĀ fruit market was Germany, where it supplied 23% of its total fruit exports in value terms, accounting for 19% of Germany's total imports.

Overall, the global fruit trade reached 69 billion USD, with a CAGR of 7% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it showed steady growth, rising from 61 million tonnes in 2007 to 72 million tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, the U.S. (13%), Germany (9%), the United Kingdom (7%), the Netherlands (7%) and the Russian Federation (7%) were the leading destinations of fruit imports, together making up 41% of global imports. The share of China increased (+5 percentage points), while the share of Germany illustrated negative dynamics (-2 percentage points).

The U.S. and Chile were among the other main global suppliers of fruits in 2014 with a combined share of 16% of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were China (+18% per year) and Mexico (+10% per year). China strengthened its position in the global export structure, from 2% in 2007 to 5% in 2014.

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