Which Country Consumes the Most Plums And Sloes in the World?

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits February 09, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global plum and sloe consumption amounted to 11,390 thousand tonnes in 2015, remaining constant against the previous year level. Overall, the global plum and sloe consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, remained consistant, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.0%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +7% from the previous year level. In that year, the global plum and sloe consumption attained its maximum volume of 11,458 thousand tonnes. From 2014 to 2015, the total plum and sloe consumption growth failed to regain its strength.

Top Plum And Sloe Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (6412K Tonnes)

2. Romania (554K Tonnes)

3. Serbia (510K Tonnes)

4. Iran (345K Tonnes)

5. India (232K Tonnes)

Global Plums And Sloes Consumption

With nearly 6,412 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading plum and sloe consuming country, accounting for 54% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Romania (554 thousand tonnes) and Serbia (510 thousand tonnes), with a share of 5% and 4%, respectively. Moreover, plum and sloe consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by Romania more than tenfold. They were followed by Iran with a 3% of global consumption share and India with a 2% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of plum and sloe consumption in China stood at +3.6%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Romania (+5.1% per year) and Serbia (-3.0% per year).

The highest levels of plums and sloes per capita consumption was registered in Serbia (57.58 kg/year), followed by Romania (28.39 kg/year), China (4.56 kg/year), Iran (4.36 kg/year) and India (0.18 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of plums and sloes was estimated at 1.79 kg/year in 2015.

In Romania, per capita plums and sloes consumption has grown noticably (+6.0% per year) in recent years. In 2015, Romania per capita consumption reached 57.58 kg/year as compared with 17.78 kg/year in 2007.

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