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Article Publishing Date: May 8, 2018

India and China Remain the Largest Banana Markets in the World

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Bananas - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025". Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The Global Banana Consumption Resumed Its Growth

The global banana consumption stood at $52.4B in 2016, which was 15% more than the year before. This figure reflects total revenue of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). 

The value of global banana market as a whole was characterised by an upward trend over the period from 2007 to 2016. However, the trend pattern was not consistant: while from 2007 to 2012, the world banana market was growing steadily, this growth was followed by a decline in market volume over the next three years. In 2016, the market recovered, reaching its highest level in value terms.

In physical terms, the global banana consumption grew by +2.2% per year, amounting to 114M tonnes in 2016. From 2011 to 2016 banana market fluctuating mildly, after the period of steady growth. Given the stability of consumption volumes in physical terms, fluctuations in market value could be explained by price changes.

In the Medium Term, the Global Banana Market is Set to Continue Moderate Growth

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world. They are not only consumed raw, but are also used in making juices, sauces, baked goods and various dishes.

In India, which accounts for a quarter of bananas consumed worldwide, the upward trend in consumption is expected to continue, due to the population growth and large volumes of domestically grown bananas available, which fully satisfy the market demand. In other major Asian markets, China and Indonesia, consumption is also expected to increase with continuing population growth.

Average per capita consumption in Asia, however, is inferior to that in the African countries, where bananas are a staple food. African countries, namely Angola, Tanzania, Rwanda stood amongst the leaders in terms of per capita consumption.

As for the developed countries, in the U.S. and Europe bananas are considered a quick healthy snack, convenient in a fast-paced life. Low per capita consumption in the U.S. suggests opportunities for its further growth against the backdrop of population and income growth.

In the medium term, the global banana market is set to continue moderate growth. The expected population growth will drive the consumption of bananas in the world. In the medium term, the increase in banana consumption is projected to average +2.0% annually from 2017 to 2025. By 2025, the market volume is expected to reach 136M tonnes.

India and China Remain the Largest Banana Markets in the World

In 2016, India (25%), China (13%), Indonesia (6%), Brazil (6%), Philippines (4%), the U.S. (4%), Angola (3%), Tanzania (3%), and Rwanda (3%) were the largest banana markets in the world, based on physical terms. The above countries together account for about 67% of the world consumption of bananas. In addition, most of these countries, except for the U.S., were also the leading producers of bananas in the world.

Amongst these countries, Angola (+11.9%) and China (+6.1%) had the highest annual growth rates of bananas consumption over the period under review.

India and China constitute the largest banana markets, however, these countries had the lowest volume of per capita consumption: 29 kg/per person and 10 kg/per person, respectively. At the same time, African countries, Rwanda (252 kg/year), Angola (154 kg/year), Tanzania (67 kg/year), remain leaders in per capita consumption, which is explained by the relatively small population and the fact that bananas are a traditional local fruit, which, combined with a lower standard of living compared to developed countries, determines the significant role of bananas in people's diets.

Global Banana Production Posted Moderate Gains

Production of banana stood at $48.8B in 2016, which was $7.3B (or 18%) more than in 2015. In general, the production of bananas in value terms has had an upward trend since the beginning of the period up to 2013, when it started to decline as a result of lower producer prices. It was only in 2016 when production recovered and reached its new peak.

In physical terms, banana production stood at 113.3M tonnes, which was 2% less than year before. However, overall, the global banana production grew by +2.0% over the period under review.

In 2016, harvested area of bananas amounted to 5.5M ha, with minor fluctuations from 2007 to 2016. Banana yield grew gradually from 18.7 tonne/ha in 2007 to 20.6 tonne/ha in 2016.

All Key Banana Producers Increased Their Production Volume

In 2016, India (26%), China (12%), Indonesia (6%), Brazil (6%), Ecuador (6%), Philippines (5%), Angola (3%), Guatemala (3%), Tanzania (3%), and Rwanda (3%), were the largest and main banana producing countries, together making up 73% of total output.

Angola (+11.9%), China (+5.8%), and Guatemala (+5.7%) had the highest growth rate in banana production among leading producing countries.

However, among the main producers, the largest harvested areas were in India (15%), Brazil (9%), Tanzania (9%), Philippines (8%), China (8%), and Rwanda (8%), together accounting for 54% of harvested area in the world. 

The largest yield had Indonesia (50.1 tonne/ha), Guatemala (48.3 tonne/ha), Ecuador (36.2 tonne/ha), India (34.4 tonne/ha), China (31.0 tonne/ha) and Angola (29.3 tonne/ha).

Approx. 18% of Bananas Consumed Worldwide Are Imported

Bananas will continue to be highly traded, fueled by increasing consumption, trade liberalisation policies, and intense global and regional integration. High trade intensity is determined mainly by the substantial distances between the main countries of banana production and key consuming countries, which is especially characteristic for the European countries and the U.S. In the period from 2007 to 2016, the share of imports in consumption remained relatively stable at the level of 17-19%.

Ecuador Leads Global Banana Exports

In 2016, the volume of global exports totalled 21.2M tonnes, increasing gradually by on average +1.7% per year from 2007-2016; however, some noticeable fluctuations occurred in certain years. In value terms, it amounted to $10.4B in 2016; the trend pattern generally mirrored that of the volume of imports, but the growth was even more pronounced due to an increase in prices.

Ecuador ranks first in terms of global banana exports with a share of 29% of the total exports (in physical terms). In 2016, Ecuador exported 6,176K tonnes of bananas, which accounted for 95% of its total banana output. Of this amount, 22% was supplied to Russia, where bananas from Ecuador dominated local consumption. Besides Ecuador, the largest global suppliers in 2016, all lagging somewhat behind in terms of the volume of exports, were Guatemala (2,478K tonnes), Costa Rica (2,370K tonnes), Colombia (1,961K tonnes) and the Philippines (1,397K tonnes); together they comprised another 39% of global exports. Guatemala was the fastest growing supplier from 2007 to 2016, with the volume of exports expanding at an average annual rate of +5.5% per year from 2007-2016. 

Despite being the largest global producers of bananas, India and China did not export much of their production, meaning that it was consumed domestically. Another country with large banana exports was Belgium (1,144K tonnes in 2016), but taken into consideration the fact that Belgium doesn’t grow any bananas, and the imports volumes were also high, banana shipments from Belgium should be considered re-exports.

The U.S. Remained the Major Importer of Bananas

The volume of global imports totalled 21.9M tonnes in 2016, which equated to $14.1B. A trend pattern of imports generally mirrored that of exports: these trade flows globally complement each other. 

In 2016, the U.S. (4,952K tonnes), Germany (1,381K tonnes), Russia (1,356K tonnes), Belgium (1,315K tonnes), the UK (1,212K tonnes), Japan (957K tonnes) and China (887K tonnes) constituted the leading destinations of banana imports, together comprising 55% of global imports. Amongst the major importing countries, China, (+11.5% per year) and Russia (+3.7% per year) gained the highest annual growth rates from 2007 to 2016. While the share of China increased slightly from 2% in 2007 to 4% in 2016, the share of Germany and the U.S., both contracted by the same -2 percentage points. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

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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. GLOBAL 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. GLOBAL 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. GLOBAL 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

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
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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