Which Country Imports the Most Cherries in the World?

Pome Fruits And Stone Fruits January 25, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

Global cherry imports amounted to 499 thousand tonnes in 2015, jumping by +15.4% against the previous year level. Overall, the global cherry imports indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +8.9% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +18% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global cherry imports reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, global cherry imports amounted to $1,793 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global cherry imports increased robustly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +9.5%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Cherry Importing Countries in the World

1. China (91K Tonnes)

2. Russian Federation (74K Tonnes)

3. Germany (61K Tonnes)

4. Belarus (44K Tonnes)

5. Canada (24K Tonnes)

6. Lithuania (21K Tonnes)

7. United Kingdom (19K Tonnes)

Cherry Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the cherry imports in 2015 were China (91 thousand tonnes), Russia (74 thousand tonnes), Germany (61 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 45% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of cherry imports among the main importing countries was attained by China (+87.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the country with the largest volume of imports of cherry in absolute volumes was China (672 million USD), making up 37% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany (129 million USD), with a share of 7% of global imports. Moreover, cherry imports in China exceeded the figures recorded by the world's second largest importer, Germany (129 million USD), fivefold. It was followed by Rep. of Korea with a share of 7%.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of cherry imports in China was at +104.0%. The remaining importing countries experienced the following average annual growth rates: Germany (+1.6% per year) and Rep. of Korea (+18.8% per year).

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