Which Country Exports the Most Garlic in the World?

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

Global garlic exports amounted to 2,144 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +1.1% against the previous year level. Overall, the global garlic 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 +2.5% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +19% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global garlic 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 $2,491 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +8.2%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Garlic Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (1754K Tonnes)

2. Spain (149K Tonnes)

3. Argentina (66K Tonnes)

4. Netherlands (32K Tonnes)

5. Malaysia (21K Tonnes)

6. Mexico (13K Tonnes)

7. United Arab Emirates (12K Tonnes)

Garlic Imports By Country

The country with the largest volume of the garlic exports in absolute volumes was China (1,754 thousand tonnes), accounting for 82% of global exports. It was followed by Spain (149 thousand tonnes), with a share of 7% of global exports. Moreover, garlic exports in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest exporter, Spain, more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Argentina with a share of 3%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of garlic exports in China stood at +2.5%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Spain (+14.0% per year) and Argentina (-7.2% per year).

In value terms, the country with the largest volume of exports of garlic in absolute volumes was China (1,861 million USD), making up 75% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain (269 million USD), with a share of 11% of global exports. Moreover, garlic exports in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest importer, Spain (269 million USD), sevenfold. It was followed by Argentina with a share of 3%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of garlic exports in China was at +9.9%. The remaining exporting countries experienced the following average annual growth rates: Spain (+9.0% per year) and Argentina (-4.9% per year).

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