European Frozen Fruit Market Posted Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth and Reached $5.3B in 2018 - Global Trade Magazine
  August 3rd, 2019 | Written by

European Frozen Fruit Market Posted Sixth Consecutive Year of Growth and Reached $5.3B in 2018

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  • Poland represented the major exporting country with an export of around 272K tonnes, resulting at 35% of total exports.
  • The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% from 2007 to 2018.

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

The revenue of the frozen fruit market in the European Union amounted to $5.3B in 2018, increasing by 2.3% 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 +3.0% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, with an increase of 10% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the frozen fruit market attained its maximum level in 2018, and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Production in the EU

In 2018, approx. 1.3M tonnes of frozen fruits were produced in the European Union; lowering by -2.8% against the previous year.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, frozen fruit exports in the European Union amounted to 783K tonnes, declining by -4.1% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, frozen fruit exports stood at $1.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Poland represented the major exporting country with an export of around 272K tonnes, which resulted at 35% of total exports. The Netherlands (117K tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by Belgium (73K tonnes), Spain (65K tonnes) and Germany (48K tonnes). All these countries together occupied near 39% share of total exports. Italy (32K tonnes), Greece (29K tonnes), France (20K tonnes), Sweden (17K tonnes), Bulgaria (15K tonnes) and the UK (12K tonnes) took a relatively small share of total exports.

Poland experienced a relatively flat trend pattern of frozen fruits exports. At the same time, the Netherlands (+4.3%), Bulgaria (+4.2%), Spain (+4.1%), the UK (+3.6%), Germany (+3.6%), Italy (+2.9%), Sweden (+2.6%) and France (+1.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Netherlands emerged as the fastest growing exporter in the European Union, with a CAGR of +4.3% from 2007-2018. Belgium and Greece experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. From 2007 to 2018, the share of Germany, Spain and the Netherlands decreased by -1.9%, -3% and -5.5% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Poland ($489M) remains the largest frozen fruit supplier in the European Union, comprising 31% of total frozen fruit exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($226M), with a 14% share of total exports. It was followed by Belgium, with a 9.8% share.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the frozen fruit export price in the European Union amounted to $2,009 per tonne, growing by 6.7% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the frozen fruit export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest export price was Sweden ($2,908 per tonne), while Greece ($1,588 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 1.2M tonnes of frozen fruits were imported in the European Union; remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. In value terms, frozen fruit imports amounted to $2.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Germany (323K tonnes), distantly followed by France (183K tonnes), the Netherlands (122K tonnes), Belgium (119K tonnes), Poland (98K tonnes) and the UK (79K tonnes) were the key importers of frozen fruits, together constituting 77% of total imports. The following importers – Italy (47K tonnes), Austria (46K tonnes), Sweden (37K tonnes), the Czech Republic (23K tonnes), Denmark (20K tonnes) and Lithuania (18K tonnes) – together made up 16% of total imports. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by the Czech Republic, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest frozen fruit importing markets in the European Union were Germany ($566M), France ($382M) and Belgium ($233M), with a combined 49% share of total imports. The Netherlands, Poland, the UK, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Lithuania lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 42%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the frozen fruit import price in the European Union amounted to $1,984 per tonne, jumping by 6.2% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the frozen fruit import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, an increase of 23% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the import prices for frozen fruits reached their maximum at $2,218 per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, import prices failed to regain their momentum.

Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Sweden ($2,638 per tonne), while Germany ($1,752 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform


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