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  October 1st, 2020 | Written by

Spain and France Emerged as the Most Promising Markets for European Mango Importers

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  • The mango and mangosteen import price in the European Union stood at $1,936 per tonne in 2019.
  • Imports into the Netherlands increased at an average annual rate of +4.8% from 2013 to 2019.

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

The EU mango and mangosteen market shrank slightly to $692M in 2019, standing approx. at the previous year’s level. 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 +7.1% from 2013 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years.

Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of mango and mangosteen consumption in 2019 were Germany (82K tonnes), the UK (77K tonnes) and France (52K tonnes), together comprising 63% of total consumption. Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Austria and Sweden lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 30%.

From 2013 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of mango and mangosteen consumption, amongst the leading consuming countries, was attained by Belgium (+52.0% per year), while mango and mangosteen consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest mango and mangosteen markets in the European Union were Germany ($176M), the UK ($156M) and France ($108M), together accounting for 64% of the total market. Portugal, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Belgium and Sweden lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 28%.

The countries with the highest levels of mango and mangosteen per capita consumption in 2019 were Portugal (2,107 kg per 1000 persons), the UK (1,150 kg per 1000 persons) and Germany (1,001 kg per 1000 persons).

Imports in the EU

After six years of growth, overseas purchases of mangoes, mangosteens and guavas decreased by -1% to 651K tonnes in 2019. Total imports indicated a prominent increase from 2013 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +7.9% over the last six years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +58.1% against 2013 indices. In value terms, mango and mangosteen imports amounted to $1.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019.

Imports by Country

The Netherlands was the key importer of mangoes, mangosteens and guavas in the European Union, with the volume of imports amounting to 209K tonnes, which was approx. 32% of total imports in 2019. Germany (91K tonnes) held the second position in the ranking, followed by the UK (80K tonnes), France (70K tonnes), Spain (61K tonnes), Portugal (35K tonnes) and Belgium (33K tonnes). All these countries together occupied near 57% share of total imports.

Imports into the Netherlands increased at an average annual rate of +4.8% from 2013 to 2019. At the same time, Spain (+12.4%), France (+11.8%), Belgium (+9.1%), Portugal (+9.0%), Germany (+8.4%) and the UK (+6.0%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Spain emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in the European Union, with a CAGR of +12.4% from 2013-2019.

In value terms, the largest mango and mangosteen importing markets in the European Union were the Netherlands ($335M), Germany ($198M) and the UK ($175M), with a combined 56% share of total imports. These countries were followed by France, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, which together accounted for a further 31%.

Import Prices by Country

The mango and mangosteen import price in the European Union stood at $1,936 per tonne in 2019, growing by 3.2% against the previous year. Over the period from 2013 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.4%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the import price increased by 9.9% against the previous year. The level of import peaked in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in years to come.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in the UK ($2,202 per tonne) and Germany ($2,164 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($1,600 per tonne) and Belgium ($1,702 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform