Which Country Exports the Most Asparagus in the World?

Vegetables And Melons February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global asparagus exports amounted to 341 thousand tonnes in 2015, dropping by -11.7% against the previous year level. Overall, the global asparagus exports indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.8% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014, when the output figure increased by +16% from the previous year level. In that year, the global asparagus exports attained its maximum volume of 386 thousand tonnes, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $1,148 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +6.2%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Asparagus Exporting Countries in the World

1. Peru (129K Tonnes)

2. Mexico (106K Tonnes)

3. USA (29K Tonnes)

4. Spain (21K Tonnes)

5. Netherlands (16K Tonnes)

6. Italy (6K Tonnes)

7. Greece (5K Tonnes)

Asparagus Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the asparagus exports in 2015 were Peru (129 thousand tonnes), Mexico (106 thousand tonnes), the United States (29 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 78% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of asparagus exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Mexico (+8.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Peru (416 million USD), Mexico (285 million USD) and the United States (120 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2015, together accounting for 71% of total exports.

Italy (+14.7% per year) had the highest growth rates of asparagus exports among the main exporting countries over the last eight years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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