Which Country Imports the Most Stuffed Pasta and Couscous in the World?

Macaroni, Noodles And Couscou May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Which Country Imports the Most Stuffed Pasta and Couscous in the World?

IndexBox has just published a new report "World: Stuffed Pasta And Couscous - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025". Here is a summary of the report's key findings.

In 2016, the global pasta and couscous imports amounted to 5.6M tonnes, going up by 2% against the previous year level. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.7% from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, when it surged by 9% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global pasta and couscous imports reached its maximum volume in 2016, and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, pasta and couscous imports amounted to $8.2B in 2016. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +5.0% over the period from 2007 to 2016- however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Global pasta and couscous import peaked of $8.6B in 2014- however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Top Pasta And Couscous Importing Countries in the World

1. USA (911.0 million USD)

2. Germany (729.6 million USD)

3. France (608.2 million USD)

4. United Kingdom (520.4 million USD)

5. Canada (377.0 million USD)

6. China, Hong Kong SAR (314.4 million USD)

7. Japan (313.1 million USD)

8. Netherlands (284.9 million USD)

9. Belgium (197.9 million USD)

10. Australia (186.3 million USD)

11. South Korea (143.0 million USD)

12. Angola (52.6 million USD)

Pasta And Couscous Imports By Country

The imports of the four major importers of pasta and couscous, namely Germany, the U.S., France, and the UK, represented more than fourth of total import. Canada (199K tonnes), Japan (191K tonnes), the Netherlands (161K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (160K tonnes), Belgium (154K tonnes), Australia (133K tonnes), South Korea (111K tonnes), and Angola (102K tonnes) followed a long way behind this figure.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pasta and couscous imports, among the main importing countries, was attained by Angola (+12.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the U.S. ($911M), Germany ($730M) and France ($608M) appeared as the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2016, together accounting for 28% of global imports. These countries were followed by the UK, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, South Korea and Angola, which together accounted for a further 29%.

China, Hong Kong SAR (+11.0% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of pasta and couscous imports, among the main importing countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Pasta And Couscous Import Prices By Country

In 2016, the average import price for pasta and couscous amounted to $1,466 per tonne, approximately reflecting the previous year level. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +1.2%.The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008, when import increased by 26% year-to-year. In that year, average pasta and couscous import price attained its maximum level of $1,658 per tonne. From 2009 to 2016, growth of average pasta and couscous import price failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst major importing countries. In 2016, the country with the highest import prices was China, Hong Kong SAR ($1,971 per tonne), while Angola ($516 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of pasta and couscous import prices was attained by China, Hong Kong SAR (+6.6% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 1902 - Pasta- whether or not cooked or stuffed with meat or other substance, or otherwise prepared, egg spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, cannelloni- couscous, whether or not prepared.

Source: World: Stuffed Pasta And Couscous - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025