Which Countries Import the Most Bread?

Bakery February 10, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

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In 2015, the value of total imports for bread and bakery products stood at 28.9 billion USD. In physical terms, the total volume of bread and bakery products reached 10,319 thousand tonnes in 2015, 195 thousand tonnes (2%) more than the previous year.

In 2015, the U.S. (1,190 thousand tonnes), the UK (875 thousand tonnes), France (775 thousand tonnes), Germany (724 thousand tonnes), the Netherlands (504 thousand tonnes), Canada (453 thousand tonnes) and Belgium (396 thousand tonnes) were the main destinations for bread and bakery product imports, together comprising 48% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2015, according to market research conducted by IndexBox, all the leading countries in terms of imports figures registered a positive trend pattern, but their growth remained consistent with the global average. The global imports structure by country also changed slightly over the period from 2007-2015.

In 2015 (against the figures for 2014), most countries recorded an increase in total imports. The U.S. (+12%), Germany (+11%) and Canada (+10%) posted the fastest rates of growth on the global bread market. The Netherlands (-14%) and Belgium (1%) registered a decline.

Top 5 bread importing countries in 2015



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Source: World: Bread And Bakery Product - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025