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Belgium: Date Market Overview 2021

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Date Market Size in Belgium

In 2019, the Belgian date market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2015, thus ending a three-year rising trend. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $X. From 2015 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Date Production in Belgium

In value terms, date production fell significantly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production, however, posted a prominent increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Date production peaked at $X in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.

The average yield of dates in Belgium was estimated at X kg per ha in 2019, leveling off at the previous year. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, the harvested area of dates in Belgium stood at X ha, leveling off at the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern.

Date Exports

Exports from Belgium

In 2019, after twelve years of growth, there was significant decline in overseas shipments of dates, when their volume decreased by -X% to X tonnes. Over the period under review, exports, however, continue to indicate a significant expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports reached the peak figure at X tonnes in 2018, and then dropped in the following year.

In value terms, date exports shrank to $X in 2019. In general, exports, however, enjoyed a significant expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at $X in 2018, and then dropped in the following year.

Exports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes) was the main destination for date exports from Belgium, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, date exports to the Netherlands exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Spain (X tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by France (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to the Netherlands amounted to +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Spain (+X% per year) and France (+X% per year).

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X) remains the key foreign market for date exports from Belgium, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Sweden, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value to the Netherlands totaled +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Spain (+X% per year) and Sweden (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average date export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, leveling off at the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2011 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Sweden ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Finland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Spain, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Date Imports

Imports into Belgium

In 2019, approx. X tonnes of dates were imported into Belgium; with an increase of X% on the previous year. Overall, total imports indicated a tangible expansion from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2011 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, date imports dropped slightly to $X in 2019. In general, total imports indicated noticeable growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure at $X in 2018, and then reduced modestly in the following year.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Tunisia (X tonnes) constituted the largest date supplier to Belgium, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, date imports from Tunisia exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Algeria (X tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the Netherlands (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume from Tunisia amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Algeria (+X% per year) and the Netherlands (+X% per year).

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X) constituted the largest supplier of date to Belgium, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Tunisia ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by France, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value from the Netherlands totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Tunisia (+X% per year) and France (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average date import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2015 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per tonne), while the price for Tunisia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Pakistan, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for dates in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of date consumption in 2019 were Egypt (1.6M tonnes), Saudi Arabia (1.4M tonnes) and Iran (1.2M tonnes), with a combined 42% share of global consumption. Algeria, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Oman, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Tunisia lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 43%.
What are the largest producers of dates in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of date production in 2019 were Egypt (1.6M tonnes), Saudi Arabia (1.5M tonnes) and Iran (1.3M tonnes), with a combined 46% share of global production. Algeria, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Oman, China, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and Libya lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 43%.
What are the leading suppliers of dates to Belgium?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($6.2M) constituted the largest supplier of date to Belgium, comprising 35% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Tunisia ($3M), with a 17% share of total imports. It was followed by France, with a 11% share.
What are the leading importers of dates from Belgium?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($4.2M) remains the key foreign market for date exports from Belgium, comprising 48% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($1M), with a 12% share of total exports. It was followed by Sweden, with a 12% share.
What is the average export price for dates in Belgium?
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The average date export price stood at $3,746 per tonne in 2019, remaining constant against the previous year.
What is the average import price for dates in Belgium?
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The average date import price stood at $2,471 per tonne in 2019, which is down by -6% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 577 - Dates

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the date market in Belgium. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Belgium

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Belgium
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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