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EU: Market for Cherries and Sour Cherries 2023

Market Size for Cherries and Sour Cherries in the EU

In 2021, the EU cherry and sour cherry market decreased by -1.6% to $X for the first time since 2017, thus ending a three-year rising trend. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The level of consumption peaked at $X in 2020, and then dropped in the following year.

Production of Cherries and Sour Cherries in the EU

In value terms, cherry and sour cherry production declined to $X in 2021 estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of 26% against the previous year. The level of production peaked at $X in 2020, and then shrank in the following year.

The countries with the highest volumes of production in 2021 were Poland (X tons), Italy (X tons) and Spain (X tons), together comprising 49% of total production. Greece, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Germany lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 41%.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Bulgaria (with a CAGR of +10.7%), while production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In 2021, the average yield of cherries and sour cherries in the European Union rose to X tons per ha, increasing by 2.9% against the previous year's figure. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the period from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the yield increased by 16%. The level of yield peaked at X tons per ha in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2021, approx. X ha of cherries and sour cherries were harvested in the European Union; therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. Overall, the harvested area, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of 1.6%. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to cherry and sour cherry production reached the peak figure at X ha in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2021, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports of Cherries and Sour Cherries

Exports in the EU

In 2021, overseas shipments of cherries and sour cherries increased by 16% to X tons, rising for the second year in a row after two years of decline. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the period from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 with an increase of 24% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the exports hit record highs at X tons in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2021, the exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, cherry and sour cherry exports skyrocketed to $X in 2021. Total exports indicated a pronounced increase from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +3.5% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, exports increased by +67.4% against 2018 indices. As a result, the exports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

In 2021, Spain (X tons), distantly followed by Greece (X tons), Austria (X tons), Hungary (X tons), Italy (X tons) and Poland (X tons) represented the key exporters of cherries and sour cherries, together achieving 82% of total exports. The Netherlands (X tons) took a minor share of total exports.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Austria (with a CAGR of +16.5%), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Spain ($X), Austria ($X) and Greece ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2021, together comprising 65% of total exports.

Austria, with a CAGR of +15.0%, saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, among the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the export price in the European Union amounted to $X per ton, picking up by 5.7% against the previous year. In general, the export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the export price increased by 26%. The level of export peaked in 2021 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per ton), while Poland ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain (+1.7%), while the other leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Imports of Cherries and Sour Cherries

Imports in the EU

After three years of growth, overseas purchases of cherries and sour cherries decreased by -0.4% to X tons in 2021. Total imports indicated a prominent expansion from 2012 to 2021: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.2% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, imports increased by +19.1% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of 27%. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure at X tons in 2020, and then dropped in the following year.

In value terms, cherry and sour cherry imports amounted to $X in 2021. Total imports indicated a prominent expansion from 2012 to 2021: its value increased at an average annual rate of +5.6% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2021 figures, imports increased by +50.5% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of 30% against the previous year. The level of import peaked in 2021 and is likely to see steady growth in years to come.

Imports by Country

Germany represented the major importing country with an import of around X tons, which finished at 37% of total imports. Austria (X tons) held a 16% share (based on physical terms) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by France (8.3%), the Netherlands (7.3%) and Italy (5.6%). Poland (X tons), Belgium (X tons), Romania (X tons), Portugal (X tons) and Bulgaria (X tons) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Imports into Germany increased at an average annual rate of +2.7% from 2012 to 2021. At the same time, Romania (+27.1%), Austria (+22.6%), Portugal (+14.6%), Poland (+11.0%), Bulgaria (+9.5%), the Netherlands (+7.2%), France (+7.2%) and Italy (+1.3%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Romania emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in the European Union, with a CAGR of +27.1% from 2012-2021. By contrast, Belgium (-5.1%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Austria (+12 p.p.) and Romania (+2.2 p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total imports, while Italy, Belgium and Germany saw its share reduced by -2.9%, -4.8% and -13.2% from 2012 to 2021, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Germany ($X), Austria ($X) and France ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2021, together accounting for 62% of total imports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Bulgaria, which together accounted for a further 24%.

Among the main importing countries, Romania, with a CAGR of +25.6%, saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the import price in the European Union amounted to $X per ton, with an increase of 9.4% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 an increase of 20% against the previous year. The level of import peaked at $X per ton in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2021, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was France ($X per ton), while Bulgaria ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland (+3.7%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Market Intelligence Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2022 2012-2022 2023-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for cherries in the the EU?
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The countries with the highest volumes of consumption in 2021 were Italy, Germany and Spain, together comprising 43% of total consumption. These countries were followed by Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, France and Romania, which together accounted for a further 44%.
What are the largest producers of cherries in the the EU?
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The countries with the highest volumes of production in 2021 were Italy, Spain and Greece, with a combined 53% share of total production. These countries were followed by Bulgaria, Poland, Germany, Romania and France, which together accounted for a further 39%.
What are the leading exporters of cherries in the the EU?
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In value terms, Spain, Austria and Greece constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2021, with a combined 68% share of total exports.
What are the leading importers of cherries in the the EU?
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In value terms, the largest cherry importing markets in the European Union were Germany, Austria and France, with a combined 63% share of total imports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria, which together accounted for a further 28%.
What is the average export price for cherries in the the EU?
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The export price in the European Union stood at $3,552 per ton in 2021, surging by 4.1% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for cherries in the the EU?
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The import price in the European Union stood at $3,642 per ton in 2021, increasing by 2.5% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for cherry and sour cherry in the EU. 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 2030.


Product coverage:
• FCL 530 - Sour cherries
• FCL 531 - Cherries

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Production in the EU, split by region and country
• Trade (exports and imports) in the EU
• 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
REPORT DESCRIPTION
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCT

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 VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2022
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2022
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

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2022
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2018–2022
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2022
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2022
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2022
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2022
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2022
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2022
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2022
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2012–2022
Figure 20:
Yield, 2012–2022
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2022
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2022
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007-2022
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007-2022
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2022
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2022
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2022
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2012–2022
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