Which Country Exports the Most Cauliflower And Broccoli in the World?

Vegetables And Melons February 01, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global cauliflower and broccoli exports amounted to 1,266 thousand tonnes in 2015, picking up by +2.2% against the previous year level. Overall, the global cauliflower and broccoli 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 +3.2% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +10% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global cauliflower and broccoli 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 $1,158 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +4.1%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Cauliflower And Broccoli Exporting Countries in the World

1. Spain (368K Tonnes)

2. Mexico (234K Tonnes)

3. France (143K Tonnes)

4. USA (103K Tonnes)

5. China (95K Tonnes)

6. Italy (67K Tonnes)

7. Guatemala (36K Tonnes)

Cauliflower And Broccoli Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the cauliflower and broccoli exports in 2015 were Spain (368 thousand tonnes), Mexico (234 thousand tonnes), France (143 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 59% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of cauliflower and broccoli exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Mexico (+14.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the country with the largest volume of exports of cauliflower and broccoli in absolute volumes was Spain (396 million USD), making up 34% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Mexico (188 million USD), with a share of 16% of global exports. Moreover, cauliflower and broccoli exports in Spain exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest importer, Mexico (188 million USD), twofold. It was followed by the United States with a share of 12%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of cauliflower and broccoli exports in Spain was at +3.5%. The remaining exporting countries experienced the following average annual growth rates: Mexico (+18.8% per year) and the United States (+9.0% per year).

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Source: World: Cauliflower And Broccoli - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025