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  September 3rd, 2021 | Written by

European Imports of Mandarins, Tangerines and Clementines Reach Record $2.2B

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  • Rising prices became the main reason for this spike in the value of imports.
  • In 2020, the mandarin and clementine import price in the EU amounted to $1,216 per tonne.
  • In 2020, European imports of tangerines, mandarins, clementines and satsumas boosted by +19.7% y-o-y to $2.2B.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Mandarin and Clementine – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

In 2020, European imports of tangerines, mandarins, clementines and satsumas boosted by +19.7% y-o-y to $2.2B, remaining relatively unchanged in physical terms. Rising prices became the main reason for this spike in the value of imports. In 2020, the average import price in the EU jumped by +19% against the figures of 2019. Germany and France were the major importers of tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas last year, accounting for 44% of the European imports.

Imports in the EU by Country

In 2020, the volume of tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas imported in the EU totaled 1.8M tonnes, remaining relatively stable against 2019 figures. In value terms, mandarin and clementine imports skyrocketed by +19.7% to $2.2B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

In 2020, the mandarin and clementine import price in the EU amounted to $1,216 per tonne, jumping by +19% against the previous year. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Germany (388K tonnes) and France (359K tonnes) represented the major importers of tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas in 2020, amounting to near 22% and 20% of total imports, respectively. The Netherlands (194K tonnes) held the next position in the ranking, followed by Poland (156K tonnes) and Italy (99K tonnes). All these countries together held near 25% share of total imports. Romania (67K tonnes), Belgium (59K tonnes), Sweden (53K tonnes), the Czech Republic (49K tonnes), Finland (49K tonnes), Austria (38K tonnes), Portugal (36K tonnes) and Bulgaria (32K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders. In 2020, the biggest increases in import volume were in Finland, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($527M), France ($503M) and the Netherlands ($239M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, together comprising 59% of total imports. These countries were followed by Poland, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Finland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Portugal and Bulgaria, which together accounted for a further 31%.

Source: IndexBox Platform