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EU - Cucumbers And Gherkins - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights

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Cucumber And Gherkin Market in the EU - Key Insights

IndexBox has just published a new report, the EU - Cucumbers And Gherkins - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights. Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

The revenue of the cucumber and gherkin market in the European Union amounted to $3B in 2017, growing by 5.1% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The cucumber and gherkin consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when it surged by 7.8% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the cucumber and gherkin market attained its maximum level at $3.4B in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2017, consumption failed to regain its momentum.

Cucumber And Gherkin Production in the EU

In value terms, cucumber and gherkin production totaled $2.8B in 2017 estimated in export prices. The cucumber and gherkin production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. 

The countries with the highest volumes of cucumber and gherkin production in 2017 were Poland (544K tonnes), the Netherlands (400K tonnes) and Germany (257K tonnes), with a combined 43% share of total production. Romania, Greece, France, Italy, Bulgaria, the UK, Austria, Sweden and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 27%.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of cucumber and gherkin production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by the Czech Republic (+7.7% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

The average cucumber and gherkin yield amounted to 56 tonne per ha in 2017, flattening at the previous year. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +2.0% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. 

In 2017, harvested area of cucumbers and gherkins in the European Union totaled 50K ha, approximately equating the previous year. The cucumber and gherkin harvested area continues to indicate a mild decline over the last decade, which, however, has been offset by rising yields.

Cucumber And Gherkin Exports
Exports in the EU

The volume of exports stood at 1.3M tonnes in 2017, stabilizing at the previous year, increasing at an average annual rate of +3.0% over the period from 2007 to 2017.

In value terms, cucumber and gherkin exports amounted to $1.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% over the period from 2007 to 2017; however, the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years.

Exports by Country

Spain (628K tonnes) and the Netherlands (433K tonnes) prevails in cucumber and gherkin exports structure, together constituting 80% of total exports. It was distantly followed by Belgium (65K tonnes), achieving 4.9% share of total exports. Germany (35K tonnes), Greece (34K tonnes) and Austria (22K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Austria (+12.5% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest cucumber and gherkin markets worldwide were Spain ($642M), the Netherlands ($478M) and Belgium ($55M), with a combined 87% share of total exports. Greece, Germany and Austria lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 5.3%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2017, the cucumber and gherkin export price in the European Union amounted to $1 per kg, stabilizing at the previous year. The the cucumber and gherkin export price continues to indicate a mild contraction.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest export price was the Netherlands ($1.1 per kg), while Germany ($645 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

Cucumber And Gherkin Imports
Imports in the EU

In 2017, the amount of cucumbers and gherkins imported in the European Union totaled 1.3M tonnes, approximately equating the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the period from 2007 to 2017, with the relatively stable trend pattern. In value terms, cucumber and gherkin imports stood at $1.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Imports by Country

Germany represented the main importer of cucumbers and gherkins in the European Union, with the volume of imports finishing at 487K tonnes, which was approx. 37% of total imports in 2017. The UK (162K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the global imports with a 12% share, followed by the Netherlands (9.2%), Belgium (6.8%), the Czech Republic (5.4%) and France (5.3%). The following importers - Poland (54K tonnes), Austria (42K tonnes), Sweden (37K tonnes), Denmark (28K tonnes) and Bulgaria (20K tonnes) together made up 14% of total imports.

Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern of cucumbers and gherkins imports. At the same time, Bulgaria (+10.3% from 2007-2017), Belgium (+8.6%), Poland (+7.2%), Austria (+6.3%), the Netherlands (+5.8%), Sweden (+3.1%), the UK (+2.0%) and France (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Bulgaria emerged as the fastest growing importer in the European Union. By contrast, Denmark and the Czech Republic experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. 

In value terms, Germany ($565M) constitutes the largest market for imported cucumbers and gherkins in the European Union, comprising 40% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the UK ($196M), with a 14% share of global imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 9.7% share.

Import Prices by Country

In 2017, the cucumber and gherkin import price in the European Union amounted to $1.1 per kg, surging by 4% against the previous year. The the cucumber and gherkin import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the import price increased by 10% year-to-year. In that year, the import prices for cucumbers and gherkins attained their peak level of $1.2 per kg. From 2014 to 2017, the growth in terms of the import prices for cucumbers and gherkins failed to regain its momentum.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, the country with the highest import price was Sweden ($1.4 per kg), while Bulgaria ($439 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by the Czech Republic (+0.7% per year), while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Product coverage:
• FCL 397 - Cucumbers and gherkins

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the cucumber and gherkin market in the EU. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.



Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2025
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2018
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2018
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
• United Kingdom
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2018
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2018
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2018
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2018
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2018
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2018
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2018
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2018
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2018
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2007–2018
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2018
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2018
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2018
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2018
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2018
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2018
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2018
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2018
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2018
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