Exports of Prepared Frozen Vegetables in Europe Undergo a Buoyant Expansion - Global Trade Magazine
  February 5th, 2020 | Written by

Exports of Prepared Frozen Vegetables in Europe Undergo a Buoyant Expansion

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  • The average export price for prepared frozen vegetables in the European Union stood at $1,913 per tonne in 2018.
  • The volume of exports stood at 429K tonnes in 2018, going up by 2.3% against the previous year.
  • The countries with the highest levels of prepared frozen vegetables per capita consumption in 2018 were Italy.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Frozen Vegetables And Mixtures Of Vegetables (Excluding Dishes) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the prepared frozen vegetables market in the European Union amounted to $954M in 2018, remaining stable against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, prepared frozen vegetables consumption, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of prepared frozen vegetables consumption in 2018 were Italy (149K tonnes), France (116K tonnes) and the UK (55K tonnes), with a combined 59% share of total consumption.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prepared frozen vegetables consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Italy, while prepared frozen vegetables consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($239M), France ($209M) and the UK ($107M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, with a combined 58% share of the total market. Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, Greece and Romania lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 30%.

The countries with the highest levels of prepared frozen vegetables per capita consumption in 2018 were Italy (2,497 kg per 1000 persons), Sweden (2,341 kg per 1000 persons) and France (1,769 kg per 1000 persons).

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the EU

Driven by increasing demand for prepared frozen vegetables in the European Union, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to accelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +2.1% for the period from 2018 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 690K tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production in the EU

In 2018, approx. 592K tonnes of frozen vegetables and mixtures of vegetables (prepared or preserved) were produced in the European Union; reducing by -4.8% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of prepared frozen vegetables production in 2018 were Italy (165K tonnes), Belgium (86K tonnes) and France (76K tonnes), together comprising 55% of total production.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prepared frozen vegetables production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Belgium, while prepared frozen vegetables production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

The volume of exports stood at 429K tonnes in 2018, going up by 2.3% against the previous year. Overall, prepared frozen vegetables exports continue to indicate a buoyant expansion. The volume of exports peaked in 2018 and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, prepared frozen vegetables exports stood at $821M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

In 2018, Belgium (118K tonnes), distantly followed by the Netherlands (76K tonnes), Germany (51K tonnes), Spain (47K tonnes), Portugal (32K tonnes), France (31K tonnes) and Italy (29K tonnes) were the major exporters of frozen vegetables and mixtures of vegetables (prepared or preserved), together mixing up 90% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Portugal (+51.9% per year), while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Belgium ($228M), Germany ($124M) and the Netherlands ($110M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2018, together comprising 56% of total exports. Spain, France, Italy and Portugal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 32%.

Export Prices by Country

The average export price for prepared frozen vegetables in the European Union stood at $1,913 per tonne in 2018, picking up by 5.6% against the previous year. Overall, the prepared frozen vegetables export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the export price increased by 12% year-to-year.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was France ($2,457 per tonne), while Portugal ($1,412 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Imports in the EU

The imports amounted to 376K tonnes in 2018, increasing by 5.9% against the previous year. Overall, prepared frozen vegetables imports continue to indicate remarkable growth. In value terms, prepared frozen vegetables imports amounted to $679M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of prepared frozen vegetables imports in 2018 were France (70K tonnes), Germany (55K tonnes), Belgium (45K tonnes), the UK (36K tonnes), Portugal (29K tonnes), the Netherlands (28K tonnes), Spain (25K tonnes) and Sweden (19K tonnes), together amounting to 82% of total import.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Portugal, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, France ($125M), Germany ($91M) and Belgium ($77M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, together accounting for 43% of total imports. These countries were followed by the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, Portugal and Spain, which together accounted for a further 37%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the prepared frozen vegetables import price in the European Union amounted to $1,806 per tonne, growing by 4.9% against the previous year. Overall, the prepared frozen vegetables import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the import price increased by 11% y-o-y.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Sweden ($2,540 per tonne), while Spain ($1,458 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Sweden, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform