Vegetable Market - The Netherlands Is the World’s Leading Vegetable Exporter

Fruit And Vegetables October 01, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

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The Netherlands dominates in the global vegetable trade. In 2014, the Netherlands exported 8 million tonnes of vegetables totaling 8 billion USD, 2% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the global vegetable market was Germany, where it supplied 34% of its total vegetable exports in value terms, accounting for 43% of Germany's total imports.

Overall, the global vegetable trade reached 51 million USD, with a CAGR of 4% from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, it increased from 49 thousand tonnes in 2007 to 61 thousand tonnes in 2014.

In 2014, the U.S. (16%), Germany (12%), the United Kingdom (8%), France (7%) and the Russian Federation (6%) were the leading destinations of vegetable imports, together making up 49% of global imports. The share of the U.S. increased (+2 percentage points), while the share of the United Kingdom illustrated negative dynamics (-2 percentage points).

Spain and Mexico were among the other main global suppliers of vegetables in 2014 with a combined share of 24% of global exports. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were China (+11% per year) and Mexico (+6% per year). China strengthened its position in the global export structure, from 6% in 2007 to 9% in 2014.

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Source: World: Vegetables (Primary) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020