Which Country Exports the Most Oranges in the World?

Citrus Fruits February 01, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global orange exports amounted to 6,545 thousand tonnes in 2015, reducing by -4.0% against the previous year level. Overall, the global orange 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 +2.1% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +11% from the previous year level. In that year, the global orange exports attained its maximum volume of 7,112 thousand tonnes. From 2014 to 2015, the total orange exports growth failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, global exports amounted to $4,354 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +3.9%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Orange Exporting Countries in the World

1. Spain (1891K Tonnes)

2. South Africa (1156K Tonnes)

3. Egypt (663K Tonnes)

4. USA (523K Tonnes)

5. Turkey (332K Tonnes)

6. Greece (290K Tonnes)

7. Netherlands (209K Tonnes)

Orange Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the orange exports in 2015 were Spain (1,891 thousand tonnes), South Africa (1,156 thousand tonnes), Egypt (663 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 57% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of orange exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Egypt (+11.8% 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 orange in absolute volumes was Spain (1,286 million USD), making up 30% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by South Africa (614 million USD), with a share of 14% of global exports. Moreover, orange exports in Spain exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest importer, South Africa (614 million USD), twofold. It was followed by the United States with a share of 13%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of orange exports in Spain was at +1.2%. The remaining exporting countries experienced the following average annual growth rates: South Africa (+5.8% per year) and the United States (+9.4% per year).

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