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  October 15th, 2021 | Written by

German Sausage Exports Grow Tangibly

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  • The average export price for sausages from Germany grew by +14% y-o-y.
  • The UK, France and Denmark constitute the largest importers of sausages from Germany.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Germany – Sausages And Similar Products Of Meat – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

In 2020, German exports of sausages and similar meat products jumped by +7.8% y-o-y to $855M. The UK, France and Denmark constitute the largest importers of sausages from Germany, with a combined 51% share of total exports. Exports to these three countries rose in value terms due to increased prices for German sausages. The average export price for sausages from Germany grew by +14% y-o-y to $5,435 per tonne in 2020.

German Sausage Exports by Country

In 2020, German exports of sausages and similar meat products expanded by +7.8% y-o-y to $855M (IndexBox estimates). In physical terms, approx. 157K tonnes were exported from Germany, which is down by -5.4% against 2019 figures.

The UK (43K tonnes), France (25K tonnes) and Denmark (12K tonnes) were the main destinations of sausage exports from Germany, with a combined 51% share of total exports. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Hungary, which accounted for a further 36%.

In value terms, the UK ($230M) remains the key foreign market for sausage exports from Germany, comprising 27% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($114M), with a 13% share of total exports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 9.3% share.

In 2020, the average annual growth rate in terms of value to the UK stood at +19.6%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: France (+8.2% per year) and the Netherlands (+5.3% per year).

The average sausage export price stood at $5,435 per tonne in 2020, picking up by +14% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices for the major overseas markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($7,763 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Bulgaria ($2,426 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable growth rate in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Belgium, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform