France Consumes Most of Jam, Jelly, Puree And Paste in the EU
IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Jams, Jellies, Puree And Pastes – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.
In 2019, the EU market for jams, jellies, puree and pastes decreased by -4.4% to $3.9B, falling for the second consecutive year after two years of growth. Over the period under review, consumption saw a mild setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of 7.3% year-to-year. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $4.5B. From 2014 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.
Consumption by Country
France (578K tonnes) remains the largest jam, jelly, puree and paste consuming country in the European Union, comprising approx. 35% of total volume. Moreover, jam, jelly, puree and paste consumption in France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Germany (258K tonnes), twofold. The UK (169K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 10% share (IndexBox estimates).
In France, jam, jelly, puree and paste consumption expanded at an average annual rate of +1.9% over the period from 2012-2019. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: Germany (+0.8% per year) and the UK (+2.9% per year).
In value terms, France ($1.6B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($592M). It was followed by the UK.
The countries with the highest levels of jam, jelly, puree and paste per capita consumption in 2019 were France (8.80 kg per person), Austria (6.28 kg per person) and Sweden (5.23 kg per person).
Market Forecast to 2030
Due to the introduction of restrictive measures against the spread of the pandemic, the HoReCa sector suffered from temporary closings and service limitations, which significantly reduced the demand for jams, jellies, puree and pastes. Retail sales were less damaged as the demand for food (including jams, jellies, puree and pastes) at retail outlets increased as consumers started to cook more at home and buy more storable products.
Despite this factor supported the demand, the market is expected to contract somewhat by the end of 2020 against the reduced demand from the HoReCa sector. In the medium term, the market is expected to grow more moderately, with an anticipated CAGR of +0.8% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to near 1.8M tonnes by the end of 2030.
Production in the EU
In 2019, production of jams, jellies, puree and pastes decreased by -1.2% to 1.7M tonnes, falling for the third consecutive year after five years of growth. Overall, production, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of 3.3% y-o-y. The volume of production peaked at 1.8M tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure. In value terms, jam, jelly, puree and paste production fell to $4.1B in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, saw a mild downturn.
Production by Country
France (555K tonnes) remains the largest jam, jelly, puree and paste producing country in the European Union, comprising approx. 32% of total volume. In terms of production, France was followed by Germany (229K tonnes, or 13%) and Spain (146K tonnes, or 9%).
From 2012 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in France amounted to +1.8%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (-0.4% per year) and Spain (+2.6% per year).
Exports in the EU
After seven years of growth, overseas shipments of jams, jellies, puree and pastes decreased by -8% to 661K tonnes in 2019. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% from 2012 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when exports increased by 10% year-to-year. The volume of export peaked at 718K tonnes in 2018, and then dropped in the following year. In value terms, jam, jelly, puree and paste exports fell to $1.5B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019.
Exports by Country
The biggest shipments were from Italy (133K tonnes), France (98K tonnes), Belgium (84K tonnes), Germany (82K tonnes) and the Netherlands (65K tonnes), together accounting for 70% of total export. It was distantly followed by Poland (39K tonnes) and Spain (37K tonnes), together generating a 12% share of total exports.
From 2012 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Poland, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, France ($392M), Italy ($226M) and Germany ($209M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, together accounting for 54% of total exports. These countries were followed by Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland, which together accounted for a further 27%.
Poland saw the highest growth rate of 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 2019, the export price for jams, jellies, puree and pastes in the European Union amounted to $2,304 per tonne, standing approx. at the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 an increase of 6.6% y-o-y. Over the period under review, export prices hit record highs at $2,471 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, export prices failed to regain momentum.
Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was France ($3,992 per tonne), while Poland ($1,524 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.
From 2012 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.
Source: IndexBox AI Platform