Which Countries Export the Most Honey?

Other Food Products February 01, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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From 2007 to 2015, global exports of honey grew by +12.7% per year, amounting to 2,305 million USD in 2015. In physical terms, they reached 654 thousand tonnes in 2015, which was 48 thousand tonnes more than the year before.

In 2015, China (145 thousand tonnes) was the main exporter on the global honey market, comprising 22% of global exports and remaining one of the fastest growing exporters. From 2007 to 2015, according to market research conducted by IndexBox, average annual growth rates of honey exports from China stood at +10.7%. Argentina held second place in this ranking with a 7% share, followed by Mexico, India, Vietnam, and Ukraine (6% each).

While the shares of Argentina (-14 percentage points) and Mexico (-2 percentage points) dropped, the share of China increased by +5 percentage points.

Export prices for honey grew by +5.6% annually from 2007 to 2015. Argentina (+10.0%) recorded the highest annual rates, followed by Mexico (+9.2%) and India (+7.1%).

The average export price for honey stood at 3,523 USD per tonne in 2015. Export prices varied considerably by country of origin. Mexico (3,700 USD/tonne) and Argentina (3,588 USD/tonne) were high priced suppliers, while China (1,994 USD/tonne) was among the lowest.

Top 5 honey exporting countries in 2015

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