Which Country Exports the Most Watermelons in the World?

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

Global watermelon exports amounted to 3,112 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +4.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global watermelon 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 2012, when the output figure increased by +11% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global watermelon 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 $1,343 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global exports increased tangibly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +5.3%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Watermelon Exporting Countries in the World

1. Mexico (711K Tonnes)

2. Spain (655K Tonnes)

3. USA (220K Tonnes)

4. Iran (186K Tonnes)

5. Italy (173K Tonnes)

6. Greece (170K Tonnes)

7. Guatemala (95K Tonnes)

Watermelon Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the watermelon exports in 2015 were Mexico (711 thousand tonnes), Spain (655 thousand tonnes), the United States (220 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 51% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of watermelon exports among the main exporting countries was attained by Spain (+9.8% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Spain (332 million USD), Mexico (325 million USD) and the United States (126 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2015, together accounting for 58% of total exports.

Iran (+18.1% per year) had the highest growth rates of watermelon 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: Watermelon - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025