Spanish Cauliflower and Broccoli Exports Rocket to Record Highs - Global Trade Magazine
  August 20th, 2021 | Written by

Spanish Cauliflower and Broccoli Exports Rocket to Record Highs

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

Cauliflower and broccoli exports from Spain peaked at $546M, surging by +14% over the last year. Shipments to the UK, Germany and the Netherlands constituted more than half of the total Spanish exports. Norway, Poland and Belgium feature the highest increases in purchases from Spain, while supplies to Italy dramatically dropped.

Cauliflower and Broccoli Exports from Spain

In 2020, approx. 395K tonnes of cauliflower and broccoli were exported from Spain; picking up by 2.5% compared with 2019. In value terms, cauliflower and broccoli exports expanded remarkably to $546M (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

The UK (99K tonnes), Germany (67K tonnes) and the Netherlands (53K tonnes) were the main destinations of cauliflower and broccoli exports from Spain, with a combined 55% share of total exports. France, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and Italy lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 34%. In 2020, the biggest increases were in Norway, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Among the prime countries of destination, Norway (+22.7%), Poland (+17.2%), and Belgium (+12.6%) recorded the highest rates of growth regarding the volume of exports over the last year. France (+8.9%), Portugal (+8.8%), Switzerland (+6.8%) and Germany (+3.5%) featured moderate growth of purchases from Spain, while supplies to Italy (-21.8%), the UK (-0.3%), Denmark (-7.6%) and Sweden (-2.4%) dropped in 2020. Exports to the Netherlands remained relatively stable last year.

In value terms, the UK ($162M), Germany ($86M) and the Netherlands ($74M) constituted the largest markets for cauliflower and broccoli exported from Spain worldwide, with a combined 59% share of total exports. France, Poland, Belgium, Portugal, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Italy lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 31%.

In 2020, the average cauliflower and broccoli export price amounted to $1,382 per tonne, surging by 11% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Switzerland ($1,726 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Portugal ($664 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Denmark, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform