Root Market - The Netherlands Is the World’s Leading Root & Tuber Exporter

Plant Propagation October 01, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

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The Netherlands has total control of the root and tuber market. In 2014, the Netherlands exported 706 thousand tonnes of roots and tubers totaling 1,596 million USD, 11% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the global root market was Germany, where it supplied 20% of its total root and tuber exports in value terms, accounting for the lion's share of Germany's total imports.

Overall, the global root and tuber trade reached 2,006 million USD, with a CAGR of 4% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it grew from 359 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 830 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, Germany (13%), the U.S. (10%), the United Kingdom (8%), Switzerland (7%) and France (7%) were the leading destinations of root and tuber imports, together making up 44% of global imports. The share of Germany increased (+6 percentage points), while the share of the U.S. illustrated negative dynamics (-6 percentage points).

Germany and Denmark were among the other main global suppliers of roots and tubers in 2014 with a combined share of 6% of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Egypt (+70% per year) and Denmark (+20% per year). Germany strengthened its position in the global export structure slightly, from 3% in 2007 to 4% in 2014.

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