Which Country Imports the Most Sausages and Similar Meat Products in the World?

Meat May 28, 2018
Blog Blog  /  Food Products  /  Meat
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Sausages and Similar Meat Products in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Sausages And Similar Products Of Meat - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, approx. 1.1M tonnes of sausage were imported worldwide- going down by -5.7% against the previous year level. Overall, it indicated a strong growth from 2007 to 2016: the total imports volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 14% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, global sausage imports reached its maximum volume of 1.2M tonnes in 2015, falling back in the following year.

In value terms, sausage imports totaled $4.2B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, global sausage imports attained its maximum level of $4.8B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Sausage Importing Countries in the World

1. United Kingdom (534.5 million USD)

2. Germany (470.5 million USD)

3. France (253.3 million USD)

4. Canada (202.1 million USD)

5. Belgium (195.5 million USD)

6. Japan (169.2 million USD)

7. Netherlands (144.4 million USD)

8. Mexico (142.8 million USD)

9. Spain (121.6 million USD)

10. Hungary (105.5 million USD)

11. Russia (76.4 million USD)

12. Angola (64.0 million USD)

Sausage Imports By Country

In 2016, the UK (123K tonnes), followed by Germany (80K tonnes), and France (61K tonnes) were the main importers of sausage, together creating 23% of total imports. The following importers - the Netherlands (45K tonnes), Hungary (45K tonnes), Belgium (44K tonnes), Angola (40K tonnes), Canada (39K tonnes), Mexico (38K tonnes), Spain (37K tonnes), Russia (36K tonnes), and Japan (34K tonnes) together made up 31% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of sausage imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Hungary (+17.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest sausage markets worldwide were the UK ($535M), Germany ($471M) and France ($253M), with a combined 30% share of global imports. These countries were followed by Canada, Belgium, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, Hungary, Russia and Angola, which together accounted for a further 29%.

Canada (+13.1% per year) had the highest rates of growth with regard to the sausage imports, in terms of the main importing countries, over the last 9 years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Sausage Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for sausage amounted to $3,642 per tonne, growing by 5% against the previous year. Overall, sausage import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, an increase of 7% y-o-y. In that year, average sausage import price reached its maximum level of $4,180 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average sausage import price stood at a somewhat lower level.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was Germany ($5,875 per tonne), while Angola ($1,597 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of sausage import prices was attained by Mexico (+2.9% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Do you want to know more about global sausage market? Get the latest trends and insight from our report. It includes a wide range of statistics on

  • sausage market share
  • sausage prices
  • sausage industry
  • sausage sales
  • sausage import
  • sausage export
  • sausage market forecast
  • sausage price forecast
  • key sausage producers

All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 1601 - Sausages and similar products of meat, meat offal or blood- food preparations based on these products.

Source: World: Sausages And Similar Products Of Meat - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025