Pear Market - The Netherlands’ Pear Exports Maintained Strong Positions in 2014

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits September 13, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

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The Netherlands continued to lead the way in the global pear trade. In 2014, the Netherlands exported 421 thousand tonnes of pears totaling 427 million USD, 3% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the global pear market was Germany, where it supplied 23% of its total pear exports in value terms, accounting for 41% of Germany's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, the Netherlands was a net exporter of pears. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. However, in physical terms exports and imports were evenly balanced, except for in 2014 when low export prices made the difference slightly more notable.

Argentina and China were among the other main global suppliers of pears in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were China (+12% per year) and Portugal (+12% per year). China, by virtue of this steady growth, strengthened its position in the global export structure.

The Netherlands' top 5 trading partners in 2014 were Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Russian Federation and France, with a combined 63% share of the Netherlands' pear exports. The share of Belgium increased (+7 percentage points), while the share of the Russian Federation illustrated negative dynamics (-10 percentage points).

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