EU Watermelon Exports Reach Nearly $1B, Soaring 9% in 2021
Mar 4, 2022
Export volume of watermelons in the EU soared by 8.2% to 1.8M tonnes in 2021. In value terms, supplies spiked by 8.9% to $982M.
Global Chili and Pepper Market: EU Trade Hits Record $2.8B
Feb 24, 2022
In 2021, the volume of chilies and green peppers imported in the EU totaled 1.4M tonnes, flattening at 2020 figures. In value terms, chili and pepper imports rose to $2.8B.
Global Dried Onion Trade Hit $444M
Feb 8, 2022
Global trade in dried onion intensified to $444M. India, the U.S., and Spain are the leading suppliers of dried onion, while Germany, the UK, and Japan constitute the major importers.
U.S. Vegetable Imports Will Peak at 9.3M Tonnes in 2022
Dec 21, 2021
The volume of imports in the U.S. fresh vegetable market is forecast to increase from 8.9M tonnes in 2021 to 9.3M tonnes in 2022. In monetary terms, imports should decrease from $10.5B to $10.3B with an expected price decline. Throughout January-October 2021, American purchases totalled 6.9M tonnes, which was 5.5% more than in the same period last year. Mexico, Canada and Peru remain the key suppliers for the U.S., accounting for 95% of its total import volume.
Italy Actively Expands Preserved Tomato Production and Exports
Oct 6, 2021
Italy boosts its production and exports of preserved tomatoes. Over the past decade, the output soared from 1.3M tonnes to 2.1M tonnes. Exports also followed an upward trend, reaching $1.3B in 2020. The UK, Germany and the U.S. comprise 45% of preserved tomatoes supplied from Italy in physical terms, while Australia featured as the fastest-growing importer last year. The average export price for preserved tomatoes increased by +9.1% y-o-y to $853 per tonne in 2020.
World Potato Trade Slips Under $5B
Sep 10, 2021
Global potato exports dropped from $5.1B in 2019 to $4.3B in 2020. France, the Netherlands and Germany constitute major potato exporters worldwide. In 2020, the average potato export price amounted to $327 per tonne, decreasing by -6.3% y-o-y. Belgium, a country with one of the highest per capita potato consumption figures, remains the world’s largest importer. Over the last year, most importing countries have reduced their potato purchases. By contrast, Belgium, Spain, the U.S., Uzbekistan, Ukraine, the Czech Republic and the UK boosted their imports.
Indian Pimenta Pepper Exports Hit Record $1.1B
Aug 24, 2021
India remains the largest pimenta pepper exporter worldwide, comprising near half of the global exports. Last year, India managed to strengthen its leading position, with pimenta pepper exports skyrocketing to over 500K tonnes, or $1.1B. China was the key importer of Indian pepper, accounting for 32% of the total volume. The average export price for pimenta pepper from India jumped by +16% y-o-y in 2020.
Global Pumpkin Imports Peak at $1.6B
Aug 20, 2021
In 2020, global pumpkin imports reached $1.6B, the highest level over the past decade. The U.S. remains the largest importer of pumpkins, with a 37%-share of the total figure. Last year, Canada, the Netherlands and the UK saw the highest spikes in pumpkin purchases from abroad, while supplies to Japan have moderately reduced. In 2020, the average pumpkin import price rose by +20% compared to the previous year. Ukraine, Algeria and Italy constitute the countries with the highest per capita consumption. China, India and the U.S. feature as the largest consuming markets in 2020.
Rising Supplies from Mexico Buoy the Growth of American Asparagus Imports
Aug 11, 2021
In 2020, asparagus imports into the U.S. rose by 2.5% y-o-y to 266K tonnes. Mexico and Peru lead the American imports with a combined 88%-share of its total volume. In the last year, Mexico ramped up shipments to America by +22.7% y-o-y, shaped by lower average prices. Peru experienced a drop in supplies volume to the U.S. while in value terms, they increased due to a spike in prices.
Spanish Cauliflower and Broccoli Exports Rocket to Record Highs
Aug 11, 2021
Cauliflower and broccoli exports from Spain peaked at $546M, surging by +14% over the last year. Shipments to the UK, Germany and the Netherlands constituted more than half of the total Spanish exports. Norway, Poland and Belgium feature the highest increases in purchases from Spain, while supplies to Italy dramatically dropped.
Greece Boosts Preserved Olive Exports While Supplies from Spain Languish
Aug 2, 2021
In 2020, despite the declining volume of prepared or preserved olives supplies in the EU, the total export value stood at the previous year’s level of near $1.5B. The fall in supplies from Spain and Portugal was partially offset by a surge in Greece's exports, which became feasible thanks to a drop in prices. The average export price in the EU grew by +4.4% y-o-y in 2020, shaped by increases in Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Mexican Suppliers Prosper with American Tomato Imports Jumped to $2.9B
Jul 22, 2021
In 2020, American tomato imports rose by +21% y-o-y in value terms to $2.9B, despite the volume of shipments declined by -1% to 1.8M tonnes. Mexico provides 91% of the U.S. tomato imports, while the rest 9% come from Canada. Practically all the Mexican tomato exports are sent to the U.S. The average price for tomatoes imported to the U.S. increased from $1.34 per kg in 2019 to $1.59 per kg in 2020.