Thailand ($14.2M) constituted the largest supplier of sweetened dried fruit and nut to the U.S., comprising 45% of total imports of fruits, nuts and peel (sugar preserved).
Japan, Asia's biggest grapefruit buyer, halved imports from 2008-2018.
Driven by increasing demand for pepper worldwide, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven-year period.
Based on 2018 figures, fresh chicken cut production increased by +110.1% against 2007 indices.
In Thailand, coconut imports increased at an average annual rate of +30.9% over the period from 2007-2018.
New Zealand (417K tonnes) and Italy (289K tonnes) were the key exporters of kiwi fruit in 2018, resulting at near 29% and 20% of total exports, respectively.
The plantain market in Africa amounted to 24.7M tonnes in 2018 and continues to grow rapidly.
In Brazil, cassava production plunged by an average annual rate of -3.4% over the period from 2007-2018.