Global frozen fruit imports continue to grow in physical terms, expanding twofold over the past decade. In 2020, global imports rose by +3% y-o-y to 2.7M tonnes. In value terms, imports reached $5.8B last year. The U.S. and Germany remain the largest importers of frozen fruits worldwide, with a combined 34%-share of the global figure. The U.S. featured the highest growth rate of imports in physical terms in 2020. The average global frozen fruit import price amounted to $2,121 per tonne in 2020, increasing by +8.2% y-o-y.
Last year, global dried grapes exports declined by -8.9% y-o-y to 766K tonnes or $1.6B in value terms. South Africa intensively increased its supplies to other counties by +37%, while Turkey, the largest exporter of dried grapes, saw a drop of -3.2% y-o-y in the volume of exports. Germany, the UK and Canada remain the largest importers of dried grapes from South Africa.
In 2020, global preserved sweet corn exports rose by +4.1% y-o-y to $1B. Thailand, Hungary and France head the list of the largest exporters worldwide. The average export price for preserved sweet corn remained relatively unchanged in 2020. Germany, the UK, Japan were the prime destinations for imported preserved sweet corn last year.
Frozen vegetable exports in the EU fell by -6.5% y-o-y to $8.4B in 2020. Belgium, the largest European exporter of frozen vegetables strengthened its position in terms of total exports despite reducing its supplies. The average frozen vegetable export price in the EU remained relatively unchanged from the previous year.
Global dry vegetable exports reached $2B in 2020. China remains the largest supplier of dry vegetables worldwide and continues to expand its exports. India and the U.S. keep pace with the leader, emerging as the fastest-growing exporters. Last year, the U.S., Germany and Brazil constituted key markets for dry vegetables exported from China. India sent most of the exports to Nepal, Germany and the U.S. Near 42% of supplies from the U.S. were intended for Canada, Mexico and Japan.
During the pandemic, demand for lettuce in the HoReCa sector fell but was offset by growth in sales to the retail segment. The balance between supply and demand on the market was maintained due to a large lettuce harvest in 2020, an increase in imported supply, and a decline in exports. This enabled prices to remain stable. For the past five years, the share of organic lettuce on the market doubled, reaching 7% and will continue to grow.
In 2019, the EU market for jams, jellies, puree and pastes decreased by -4.4% to $3.9B, falling for the second...
In 2019, after two years of growth, there was decline in the global coconut market, when its value decreased by -3.2%...
The revenue of the preserved sweet corn market in the European Union amounted to $465M in 2018, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% from 2007 to 2018. Driven by in