Plum Market - Spain Runs the Show in the Global Plum and Sloe Market

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits September 17, 2015
Author: Alexander Romanenko
Chief Executive Officer

Spain continues to lead the way in the global plum and sloe trade. In 2014, Spain exported 116 thousand tonnes of plums and sloes totaling 132 million USD, 16% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Brazil, where it supplied 16% of its total plum and sloe exports in value terms, accounting for 50% of Brazil's total imports.

Overall, the global plum and sloe trade reached 696 million USD, with a CAGR of 3% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it showed steady growth, rising from 522 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 574 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, the United Kingdom (12%), the Netherlands (10%), Germany (7%), the Russian Federation (7%) and China (7%) were the leading destinations of plum and sloe imports, together making up 43% of global imports. The share of China increased (+5 percentage points), while the share of the United Kingdom illustrated negative dynamics (-7 percentage points).

Chile and South Africa were among the other main global suppliers of plums and sloes in 2014 with a combined 28% share of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were China (+42% per year) and South Africa (+15% per year). This sustained growth allowed South Africa to more than double its position in the global export structure, from 6% in 2007 to 14% in 2014.

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