American preserved frozen potato imports increased from 695K tonnes in 2010 to 1.1M tonnes in 2020. In value terms, imports expanded from $653M to $1.1B over this period. Canada supplies 85% of the total volume of imports. In 2020, Belgium emerged as the fastest-growing supplier of frozen potatoes to the U.S., reaching a 10% share of the total imports.
In 2020, American sauce and seasoning imports continued to follow a decade-long upward trend, growing by +18% y-o-y in value terms. From 2010 to 2020, imports increased twofold, from $791M to $1.6B. Italy, Mexico and Canada represent the largest sauce supplies, accounting for 64% of American imports. The average import price for sauces and seasonings rose by +2.4% y-o-y to $1,999 per tonne in 2020.
UK imports of stuffed pasta and couscous grew by +15.8% y-o-y to $525M last year. Italy, China and France provide approximately 77% of the total volume imported into the UK. All these countries have significantly expanded their exports of stuffed pasta and couscous to the UK. Germany emerged as the fastest-growing supplier in terms of import value in 2020.
Germany steadily expands exports of animal feed preparations. Over the past decade, the volume of exports increased from 2.4M tonnes to 3M tonnes while the export value doubled to $3.6B. The Netherlands, Poland and France remain the largest importers of animal feed preparations from Germany, accounting for 48% of the total export volume. The UK recorded the highest spike in purchases from Germany last year. The average export price for animal feed preparations rose by +11% y-o-y to $1,199 per tonne.
Over the last year, China increased its sunflower oilcake imports from 1.4M tonnes to 2.2M tonnes. In value terms, the imports skyrocketed by +51.3% y-o-y to $588M. Ukraine dominates Chinese sunflower oilcake imports, with a 97%-share of the total volume. The supplies from Ukraine gained $170M last year. The average sunflower oilcake import price in China fell by -3.5% y-o-y to $269 per tonne in 2020.
In 2020, total wheat bran imports stood at 6.6M tonnes or $1.1B in value terms, remaining stable against the previous year. Turkey is the largest wheat bran importer, accounting for 24% of global imports. Turkey, China, the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia increased their imports while supplies to Viet Nam, Germany, Canada, South Africa and Thailand declined in 2020. China emerged as the fastest-growing importer. The average wheat bran import price rose by +4.8% y-o-y to $174 per tonne last year. Russia, Indonesia and Germany constitute key wheat bran suppliers worldwide.
In 2020, European rapeseed oil exports soared to 3.1M tonnes, reaching $3B in value terms. Germany is the largest supplier in the EU, accounting for 35% of European export volume. Belgium and France follow Germany, comprising a combined 26%-share. Last year, these three key exporters ramped up the supplies abroad significantly. France became the fastest-growing exporter among European countries. The rapeseed oil export price in the EU jumped by +6.7% y-o-y to $970 per tonne in 2020.
American waffle and wafer imports reached $598M, the highest level ever. In physical terms, imports rose by +5.9% y-o-y to 123K tonnes in 2020. Canada remains the largest supplier of waffles and wafers to the U.S., comprising 55% of American import volume. Italy, Belgium, Turkey, Costa Rica, Austria and Mexico have boosted their exports to the U.S. In 2020, the average waffle and wafer import price amounted to $4,879 per tonne, which was 4.5% down the figures of 2019.
Indonesian cocoa butter exports remained robust in 2020, growing to $791M. The U.S., the Netherlands and India constitute the main markets for Indonesian cocoa butter, with a combined 49% share of the total exports. The supplies to the U.S. dropped by -20% y-o-y in value terms. Indonesia has compensated for these losses by boosting exports to Australia, India, Estonia, United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands.