Which Country Exports the Most Cabbage And Other Brassicas in the World?

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

Global cabbage exports amounted to 2,158 thousand tonnes in 2015, increasing by +1.0% against the previous year level. Overall, the global cabbage 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 +4.6% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the output figure increased by +25% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global cabbage exports reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $1,448 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +6.6%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Cabbage Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (627K Tonnes)

2. USA (270K Tonnes)

3. Netherlands (210K Tonnes)

4. Mexico (168K Tonnes)

5. Poland (103K Tonnes)

6. Germany (93K Tonnes)

7. Spain (81K Tonnes)

Cabbage Imports By Country

The country with the largest volume of the cabbage exports in absolute volumes was China (627 thousand tonnes), accounting for 29% of global exports. It was followed by the United States (270 thousand tonnes), with a share of 13% of global exports. Moreover, cabbage exports in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest exporter, the United States, twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the Netherlands with a share of 10%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of cabbage exports in China stood at +10.7%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: the United States (+3.4% per year) and the Netherlands (+3.2% per year).

In value terms, China (391 million USD), the United States (346 million USD) and the Netherlands (171 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2015, together accounting for 63% of total exports.

China (+23.6% per year) had the highest growth rates of cabbage 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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Source: World: Cabbage And Other Brassicas - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025