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  October 12th, 2020 | Written by

Global Green Bean Market Grows Robustly to $31B

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  • In 2019, approx. 27M tonnes of green beans were produced worldwide; rising by 2.8% compared with the previous year.
  • In value terms, China ($19.1B) led the market, alone.
  • The global green bean market was estimated at $31.1B in 2019, surging by 4.7% against the previous year.

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

The global green bean market was estimated at $31.1B in 2019, surging by 4.7% 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).

The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

Taking into account the closure of the HoReCa sector worldwide due to the pandemic, a decrease in consumer incomes and possible disruptions in the work of international supply chains, global green bean consumption is expected to stagnate in 2020. Afterward, the start of gradual market growth is expected as the global economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic. The market is forecast to expand with an anticipated CAGR of +1.3% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 31M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Consumption by Country

China (21M tonnes) remains the largest green bean consuming country worldwide, comprising approx. 75% of total volume. Moreover, green bean consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Indonesia (946K tonnes), more than tenfold. The U.S. (862K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 3.1% share.

From 2013 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in China amounted to +3.6%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: Indonesia (+1.2% per year) and the U.S. (-0.3% per year).

In value terms, China ($19.1B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Indonesia ($2.1B). It was followed by the U.S.

The countries with the highest levels of green bean per capita consumption in 2019 were China (14 kg per person), Turkey (8.18 kg per person) and Indonesia (3.49 kg per person).

Production

In 2019, approx. 27M tonnes of green beans were produced worldwide; rising by 2.8% compared with the previous year’s figure. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2013 to 2019. Over the period under review, global production attained the maximum volume in 2019 and is likely to continue growing in years to come. The generally positive trend in terms output was largely conditioned by a moderate increase of the harvested area and a pronounced expansion in yield figures.

Production By Country

China (21M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of green bean production, comprising approx. 75% of total volume. Moreover, green bean production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Indonesia (946K tonnes), more than tenfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the U.S. (813K tonnes), with a 3% share.

In China, green bean production increased at an average annual rate of +3.6% over the period from 2013-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Indonesia (+1.2% per year) and the U.S. (-0.6% per year).

Harvested Area and Yield

The global green bean harvested area was estimated at 1.8M ha in 2019, approximately mirroring the previous year’s figure. In 2019, the global average yield of green beans reached 15 tonnes per ha, growing by 2.1% compared with the year before. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% from 2013 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years.

Imports

In 2019, the amount of green beans imported worldwide fell modestly to 597K tonnes, waning by -3.6% against 2018. Over the period under review, imports, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. Global imports peaked at 620K tonnes in 2018, and then fell slightly in the following year. In value terms, green bean imports shrank to $998M (IndexBox estimates) in 2019.

Imports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of green bean imports in 2019 were Spain (110K tonnes), Belgium (88K tonnes), the U.S. (78K tonnes), the Netherlands (66K tonnes), France (49K tonnes), the UK (37K tonnes), Germany (25K tonnes), Canada (21K tonnes) and Italy (21K tonnes), together reaching 83% of total import. Madagascar (12K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2013 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Madagascar, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Spain ($164M), the U.S. ($127M) and the Netherlands ($125M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 42% share of global imports. These countries were followed by the UK, France, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Madagascar, which together accounted for a further 46%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average green bean import price amounted to $1,671 per tonne, rising by 1.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 an increase of 3.6% y-o-y. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $1,705 per tonne; afterward, it flattened through to 2019.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Canada ($3,283 per tonne), while Madagascar ($241 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Canada, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform