Which Country Imports the Most Green Beans in the World?

Other Non-Perennial Crops January 16, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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Global green bean imports amounted to 550 thousand tonnes in 2015, coming down by -7.3% against the previous year level. Overall, the global green bean 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 +1.9% over the last eight years.

The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by +19% from the previous year level. In that year, the global green bean imports attained its maximum volume of 602 thousand tonnes. From 2014 to 2015, the total green bean imports growth failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, global green bean imports amounted to $946 million in 2015. Overall, the value of global green bean imports increased robustly from 2007 to 2015, expanding at an average annual rate of +2.3%. This trend pattern, however, indicated relatively mild fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Top Green Bean Importing Countries in the World

1. Spain (109K Tonnes)
2. USA (80K Tonnes)
3. Belgium (70K Tonnes)
4. France (49K Tonnes)
5. Netherlands (47K Tonnes)
6. United Kingdom (37K Tonnes)
7. Germany (33K Tonnes)

Green Bean Imports By Country

The countries with the highest levels of the green bean imports in 2015 were Spain (109 thousand tonnes), the United States (80 thousand tonnes), Belgium (70 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 47% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of green bean imports among the main importing countries was attained by the United States (+10.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Spain (152 million USD), France (143 million USD) and the United Kingdom (130 million USD) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2015, together accounting for 45% of total imports.

the United States (+10.4% per year) had the highest growth rates of green bean imports among the main importing countries over the last eight years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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Source: World: Beans (Green) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025