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Long-Term Growth of Mango And Mangosteen Market in the U.S. Is Losing Momentum

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Long-Term Growth of Mango And Mangosteen Market in the U.S. Is Losing Momentum

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

The revenue of the mango and mangosteen market in the U.S. amounted to $558M in 2018. 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). Over the period under review, mango and mangosteen consumption continues to indicate a strong increase. Over the period under review, the mango and mangosteen market attained its peak figure level in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the U.S.

Driven by increasing demand for mango and mangosteen in the U.S., largely supported by rising Hispanic population, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven years. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +2.9% for the seven-year period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to bring the market volume to 579K tonnes by the end of 2025.

Production in the U.S.

Mango and mangosteen production in the U.S. amounted to 930 tonnes in 2018, declining by -7.5% against the previous year. Overall, mango and mangosteen production continues to indicate an abrupt contraction, as mangoes are not cultivated largely across the U.S., and mango imports are widely available.

Harvested Area And Yield in the U.S.

In 2018, the total area harvested in terms of mangoes, mangosteens and guavas production in the U.S. stood at 53 ha, falling by -18.5% against the previous year. Average yield of mangoes, mangosteens and guavas in the U.S. amounted to 18 tonne per ha in 2018, jumping by 13% against the previous year.

Exports from the U.S.

In 2018, the mango and mangosteen exports from the U.S. stood at 27K tonnes, declining by -4.7% against the previous year. Overall, mango and mangosteen exports, however, continue to indicate a buoyant expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when exports increased by 35% y-o-y. Exports peaked at 31K tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, exports failed to regain their momentum. In value terms, mango and mangosteen exports totaled $40M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Canada (15K tonnes) was the main destination for mango and mangosteen exports from the U.S., accounting for a 55% share of total exports. Moreover, mango and mangosteen exports to Canada exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the UK (2.4K tonnes), sixfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Germany (2.4K tonnes), with a 8.8% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume to Canada amounted to +7.4%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the UK (+2.4% per year) and Germany (+11.3% per year).

In value terms, Canada ($21M) remains the key foreign market for mango and mangosteen exports from the U.S., comprising 53% of total mango and mangosteen exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($5.3M), with a 13% share of total exports. It was followed by Mexico, with a 7.6% share.

Export Prices by Country

The average mango and mangosteen export price stood at $1,502 per tonne in 2018, increasing by 2.5% against the previous year. Over the last eleven years, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.1%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 an increase of 14% year-to-year. The export price peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Germany ($2,259 per tonne), while the average price for exports to the UK ($1,140 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Germany, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports into the U.S.

In 2018, the mango and mangosteen imports into the U.S. stood at 500K tonnes, stabilizing at the previous year. Over the period under review, the total imports indicated a prominent increase from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.6% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Imports peaked in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the near future. In value terms, mango and mangosteen imports amounted to $637M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Mexico (311K tonnes) constituted the largest mango and mangosteen supplier to the U.S., with a 62% share of total imports. Moreover, mango and mangosteen imports from Mexico exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Peru (50K tonnes), sixfold. Ecuador (49K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a 9.7% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Mexico stood at +5.4%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Peru (+5.6% per year) and Ecuador (+4.7% per year).

In value terms, Mexico ($380M) constituted the largest supplier of mango and mangosteen to the U.S., comprising 60% of total mango and mangosteen imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Peru ($61M), with a 9.5% share of total imports. It was followed by the Philippines, with a 7% share.

Import Prices by Country

The average mango and mangosteen import price stood at $1,273 per tonne in 2018, going up by 17% against the previous year. In general, the mango and mangosteen import price continues to indicate perceptible growth.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Thailand ($2,892 per tonne), while the price for Ecuador ($862 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Mexico, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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France and Germany Remain The Largest Markets for Imported Figs in the EU

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

The revenue of the fig market in the European Union amounted to $431M in 2018, rising by 5.6% 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 +1.9% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. Over the period under review, the fig market attained its peak figure level in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the near future.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of fig consumption in 2018 were Spain (32K tonnes), France (18K tonnes) and Germany (13K tonnes), together accounting for 55% of total consumption. Italy, Greece, the UK, Austria, Portugal and Cyprus lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 35%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of fig consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Austria, while fig consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Spain ($111M), France ($61M) and Germany ($51M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, together accounting for 51% of the total market. These countries were followed by Italy, Greece, the UK, Cyprus, Austria and Portugal, which together accounted for a further 38%.

In 2018, the highest levels of fig per capita consumption was registered in Cyprus (3,009 kg per 1000 persons), followed by Greece (751 kg per 1000 persons), Spain (684 kg per 1000 persons) and Austria (568 kg per 1000 persons), while the world average per capita consumption of fig was estimated at 228 kg per 1000 persons.

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the EU

Driven by increasing demand for fig in the European Union, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven years. Market performance is forecast to accelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +1.5% for the seven-year period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to bring the market volume to 129K tonnes by the end of 2025.

Production in the EU

The fig production stood at 73K tonnes in 2018, stabilizing at the previous year. Over the period under review, fig production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Production By Country in the EU

Spain (38K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of fig production, accounting for 52% of total volume. Moreover, fig production in Spain exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Greece (13K tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Italy (11K tonnes), with a 15% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in Spain stood at +3.5%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Greece (-3.9% per year) and Italy (-4.0% per year).

Harvested Area and Yield in the EU

In 2018, the fig harvested area in the European Union stood at 24K ha, approximately equating the previous year. Overall, the fig harvested area continues to indicate a slight decrease.

In 2018, the average yield of figs in the European Union amounted to 3 tonne per ha, rising by 1.7% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the fig yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Exports in the EU

The exports amounted to 28K tonnes in 2018, approximately mirroring the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.4% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The volume of exports peaked in 2018 and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, fig exports amounted to $117M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

The exports of the five major exporters of figs, namely Spain, Greece, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy, represented more than two-thirds of total export. It was distantly followed by France (1,995 tonnes), constituting a 7.1% share of total exports. Belgium (1,247 tonnes) occupied a minor share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Greece, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest fig markets in the European Union were Spain ($26M), the Netherlands ($21M) and Germany ($18M), with a combined 55% share of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

The figs export price in the European Union stood at $4,194 per tonne in 2018, picking up by 7.4% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.1%.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($5,523 per tonne), while Italy ($3,137 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 71K tonnes of figs were imported in the European Union; remaining constant against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The volume of imports peaked at 75K tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2018, imports remained at a lower figure. In value terms, fig imports amounted to $277M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

France (17K tonnes) and Germany (17K tonnes) represented roughly 47% of total imports of figs in 2018. The UK (7,521 tonnes) occupied an 11% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Austria (7.3%), the Netherlands (6.4%) and Italy (6.1%). Belgium (2,932 tonnes), Poland (1,568 tonnes), Sweden (1,523 tonnes), Spain (1,423 tonnes), Portugal (1,246 tonnes) and Denmark (1,076 tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Austria, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($64M), France ($56M) and the UK ($29M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 54% share of total imports. Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Spain, Denmark and Portugal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.

Import Prices by Country

The fig import price in the European Union stood at $3,875 per tonne in 2018, rising by 1.8% against the previous year. In general, the figs import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Italy ($4,903 per tonne), while Portugal ($3,073 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Margarine and Shortening Market in Latin America and the Caribbean To Continue Moderate Expansion

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘Latin America and the Caribbean – Margarine And Shortening – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the margarine and shortening market in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to $1.8B in 2018, leveling off at 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 +2.4% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period.

Consumption By Country in Latin America and the Caribbean

Brazil (596K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of margarine and shortening consumption, comprising approx. 36% of total volume. Moreover, margarine and shortening consumption in Brazil exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Chile (183K tonnes), threefold. Mexico (183K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with an 11% share.

In Brazil, margarine and shortening consumption increased at an average annual rate of +1.7% over the period from 2007-2018. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: Chile (-4.7% per year) and Mexico (+6.7% per year).

In value terms, Brazil ($652M) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Mexico ($285M). It was followed by Colombia.

In 2018, the highest levels of margarine and shortening per capita consumption was registered in Chile (10,048 kg per 1000 persons), followed by Venezuela (3,820 kg per 1000 persons), Colombia (3,529 kg per 1000 persons) and Peru (3,442 kg per 1000 persons), while the world average per capita consumption of margarine and shortening was estimated at 2,528 kg per 1000 persons.

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Driven by increasing demand for margarine and shortening in Latin America and the Caribbean, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven years. Market performance is forecast to retain its current trend pattern, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +2.3% for the period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to bring the market volume to 1.9M tonnes by the end of 2025.

Production in Latin America and the Caribbean

The margarine and shortening production totaled 1.5M tonnes in 2018, increasing by 2.7% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% from 2007 to 2018. The volume of margarine and shortening production peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Production By Country in Latin America and the Caribbean

Brazil (556K tonnes) remains the largest margarine and shortening producing country in Latin America and the Caribbean, comprising approx. 38% of the total volume. It was followed by Argentina (199K tonnes) and Colombia (160K tonnes) which ranked second and third, respectively, in terms of total production.

In Brazil, margarine and shortening production remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-2018. In other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Argentina (+1.2% per year) and Colombia (+6.3% per year).

Exports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2018, the exports of margarine and shortening in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to 271K tonnes, dropping by -5.5% against the previous year. In value terms, margarine and shortening exports amounted to $350M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Argentina remains the largest exporter of margarine and shortening exported in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the volume of exports accounting for 107K tonnes, which was approx. 39% of total exports in 2018. Uruguay (30K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with an 11% share, followed by Mexico (9.9%), Colombia (9.5%), Guatemala (8.4%) and Brazil (5.1%). El Salvador (11K tonnes) took a little share of total exports.

Exports from Argentina decreased at an average annual rate of -4.4% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, Uruguay (+14.4%), Mexico (+13.4%), Colombia (+7.7%) and Guatemala (+7.5%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Uruguay emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a CAGR of +14.4% from 2007-2018. El Salvador experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Brazil (-5.5%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period.

In value terms, the largest margarine and shortening exporters in Latin America and the Caribbean were Argentina ($90M), Uruguay ($88M) and Mexico ($41M), together comprising 62% of total exports.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Uruguay recorded the highest growth rate of market size, over the period under review, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the margarine and shortening export price in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to $1,289 per tonne, remaining relatively stable against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.9%.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Uruguay ($2,930 per tonne), while Argentina ($842 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by El Salvador, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2018, the margarine and shortening imports in Latin America and the Caribbean amounted to 456K tonnes, surging by 10% against the previous year. Over the period under review, margarine and shortening imports attained their maximum in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, margarine and shortening imports totaled $600M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

Chile represents the key importer of margarine and shortening imported in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the volume of imports resulting at 149K tonnes, which was near 33% of total imports in 2018. Mexico (55K tonnes) took a 12% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Brazil (12%), Colombia (9%) and El Salvador (6.3%). Argentina (18K tonnes), Peru (11K tonnes), Guatemala (11K tonnes), Panama (10K tonnes), Trinidad and Tobago (7.5K tonnes), Nicaragua (7.2K tonnes) and Honduras (7.1K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Imports into Chile decreased at an average annual rate of -5.6% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, El Salvador (+12.0%), Colombia (+12.0%), Honduras (+11.3%), Trinidad and Tobago (+10.8%), Brazil (+10.5%), Argentina (+7.4%), Panama (+6.5%), Mexico (+3.6%) and Guatemala (+3.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, El Salvador emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a CAGR of +12.0% from 2007-2018. Peru and Nicaragua experienced a relatively flat trend pattern.

In value terms, Chile ($144M), Mexico ($113M) and Brazil ($90M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, together comprising 58% of total imports. These countries were followed by Colombia, Argentina, El Salvador, Peru, Guatemala, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaragua and Honduras, which together accounted for a further 30%.

Import Prices by Country

The margarine and shortening import price in Latin America and the Caribbean stood at $1,316 per tonne in 2018, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. Over the last eleven-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.8%.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Mexico ($2,042 per tonne), while Colombia ($947 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Mexico, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Vinegar Market in the EU Increases for the Third Consecutive Year, Reaching $871M

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

The revenue of the vinegar market in the European Union amounted to $871M in 2018, picking up by 3.4% 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). In general, vinegar consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Consumption By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of vinegar consumption in 2018 were Germany (232M litres), France (183M litres) and Italy (119M litres), together accounting for 49% of total consumption. These countries were followed by Spain, the UK, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Austria, which together accounted for a further 41%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of vinegar consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Austria, while vinegar consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($214M), Germany ($137M) and France ($120M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, together accounting for 54% of the total market. Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Portugal lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.

The countries with the highest levels of vinegar per capita consumption in 2018 were the Netherlands (3,108 litres per 1000 persons), Germany (2,828 litres per 1000 persons) and France (2,800 litres per 1000 persons).

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the EU

Driven by increasing demand for vinegar in the European Union, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven years. The market volume is forecast to expand with an anticipated CAGR of +1.1% for the period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to bring the market volume to 1.2B litres by the end of 2025.

Production in the EU

In 2018, the production of vinegar in the European Union amounted to 1.2B litres, picking up by 2.8% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.7% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed over the period under review. Over the period under review, vinegar production attained its maximum volume in 2018 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of vinegar production in 2018 were Germany (211M litres), Italy (185M litres) and France (182M litres), together comprising 50% of total production.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of vinegar production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by France, while vinegar production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

The exports amounted to 378M litres in 2018, increasing by 2.4% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.7% over the period from 2007 to 2018. In value terms, vinegar exports stood at $519M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Italy was the main exporter of vinegar exported in the European Union, with the volume of exports reaching 124M litres, which was approx. 33% of total exports in 2018. Germany (40M litres) held an 11% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Greece (9.6%), Spain (8%), the Netherlands (7.5%), the Czech Republic (7%) and France (6.8%).

Italy experienced a relatively flat trend pattern of vinegar exports. At the same time, the Czech Republic (+19.3%), the Netherlands (+7.8%), Germany (+3.3%) and Greece (+2.3%) displayed positive paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($303M) remains the largest vinegar supplier in the European Union, comprising 58% of total vinegar exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($43M), with a 8.3% share of total exports. It was followed by Germany, with a 7.1% share.

Export Prices by Country

The vinegar export price in the European Union stood at $1.4 per litre in 2018, growing by 9% against the previous year. In general, the vinegar export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the export prices for vinegar reached their peak figure at $1.4 per litre in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Italy ($2.4 per litre), while the Czech Republic ($0.5 per litre) was amongst the lowest. From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 315M litres of vinegar were imported in the European Union; rising by 4.2% against the previous year. The total imports indicated buoyant growth from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% over the last eleven-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The volume of imports peaked in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the near future. In value terms, vinegar imports totaled $355M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

Germany (60M litres) and Italy (58M litres) represented roughly 38% of total imports of vinegar in 2018. The UK (32M litres) ranks next in terms of the total imports with a 10% share, followed by France (8.3%), the Netherlands (6.3%) and Belgium (5.6%). The following importers – Hungary (14M litres), Austria (12M litres), the Czech Republic (11M litres), Poland (10M litres), Sweden (9.1M litres) and Spain (8.9M litres) – together made up 21% 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 Hungary, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($86M), the UK ($53M) and France ($52M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, together comprising 54% of total imports. Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 36%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the vinegar import price in the European Union amounted to $1.1 per litre, jumping by 14% against the previous year. Overall, the vinegar import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was France ($2 per litre), while Hungary ($0.5 per litre) was amongst the lowest.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Cocoa Powder Market in the EU Flattened at $814M

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Cocoa Powder (Not Sweetened) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the cocoa powder market in the European Union amounted to $814M in 2018, approximately reflecting 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). In general, cocoa powder consumption, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the cocoa powder market reached its maximum level at $1.4B in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2018, consumption failed to regain its momentum.

Consumption By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of cocoa powder consumption in 2018 were the UK (47K tonnes), Germany (41K tonnes) and Spain (35K tonnes), together accounting for 41% of total consumption. Italy, Poland, France, the Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Belgium, Greece and Sweden lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 47%.

In value terms, the largest cocoa powder markets in the European Union were Germany ($124M), the UK ($122M) and Spain ($91M), with a combined 41% share of the total market.

The countries with the highest levels of cocoa powder per capita consumption in 2018 were the Netherlands (948 kg per 1000 persons), Hungary (934 kg per 1000 persons) and Spain (758 kg per 1000 persons).

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of cocoa powder per capita consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Poland, while cocoa powder per capita consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Production in the EU

Cocoa powder production amounted to 536K tonnes in 2018, growing by 2.7% against the previous year. Overall, cocoa powder production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of 13% against the previous year. In that year, cocoa powder production attained its peak volume of 553K tonnes.

Production By Country

The Netherlands (223K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of cocoa powder production, accounting for 42% of total volume. Moreover, cocoa powder production in the Netherlands exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Spain (109K tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Germany (108K tonnes), with a 20% share.

In the Netherlands, cocoa powder production increased at an average annual rate of +1.0% over the period from 2007-2018. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Spain (+4.7% per year) and Germany (+4.1% per year).

Exports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 586K tonnes of cocoa powder (not sweetened) were exported in the European Union; increasing by 4.8% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.6% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The volume of exports peaked in 2018 and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term. In value terms, cocoa powder exports totaled $1.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

The Netherlands represented the main exporter of cocoa powder (not sweetened) exported in the European Union, with the volume of exports finishing at 283K tonnes, which was near 48% of total exports in 2018. Germany (118K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a 20% share, followed by Spain (14%) and France (7.1%). The following exporters – Italy (18K tonnes) and Belgium (16K tonnes) – each resulted at a 6% share of total exports.

Exports from the Netherlands increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, Belgium (+18.1%), Germany (+8.5%), Spain (+5.4%) and Italy (+5.0%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Belgium emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the European Union, with a CAGR of +18.1% from 2007-2018. France experienced a relatively flat trend pattern.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($677M) remains the largest cocoa powder supplier in the European Union, comprising 48% of total cocoa powder exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($275M), with a 20% share of total exports. It was followed by Spain, with a 11% share.

Export Prices by Country

The cocoa powder export price in the European Union stood at $2,398 per tonne in 2018, reducing by -6.2% against the previous year. In general, the cocoa powder export price, however, continues to indicate a moderate expansion. Over the period under review, the export prices for cocoa powder reached their peak figure at $5,073 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2018, export prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was France ($3,317 per tonne), while Spain ($1,927 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

The imports stood at 351K tonnes in 2018, growing by 5.3% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.0% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, cocoa powder imports stood at $885M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, the Netherlands (76K tonnes), Germany (51K tonnes), France (46K tonnes) and Italy (38K tonnes) were the largest importers of cocoa powder (not sweetened) imported in the European Union, comprising 60% of total import. Belgium (24K tonnes) took the next position in the ranking, followed by the UK (23K tonnes) and Poland (23K tonnes). All these countries together took approx. 20% share of total imports. Hungary (8,955 tonnes) took a minor share 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 Netherlands, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($160M), Germany ($151M) and France ($110M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 48% share of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, cocoa powder import price in the European Union amounted to $2,524 per tonne, declining by -3.4% against the previous year. Overall, the cocoa powder import price, however, continues to indicate perceptible growth. Reflecting the export prices presented above, the import prices for cocoa powder attained their peak figure at $4,822 per tonne in 2011.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Germany ($2,987 per tonne) and Italy ($2,801 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($2,105 per tonne) and France ($2,366 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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France Emerged as the Largest Dried Grapes Producer in the EU

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

The revenue of the dried grapes market in the European Union amounted to $1B in 2018, flattening at 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 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed over the period under review.

Consumption By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of dried grapes consumption in 2018 were the UK (98K tonnes), Germany (68K tonnes) and France (56K tonnes), with a combined 55% share of total consumption. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Greece, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic, which together accounted for a further 35%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of dried grapes consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Greece, while dried grapes consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the UK ($426M) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($125M). It was followed by Italy.

The countries with the highest levels of dried grapes per capita consumption in 2018 were the Netherlands (2,466 kg per 1000 persons), the UK (1,470 kg per 1000 persons) and Belgium (1,080 kg per 1000 persons).

Production in the EU

In 2018, the amount of dried grapes produced in the European Union amounted to 84K tonnes, flattening at the previous year. In general, dried grapes production, however, continues to indicate a significant drop. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when production volume increased by 16% y-o-y. In that year, dried grapes production attained its peak volume of 130K tonnes. From 2012 to 2018, dried grapes production growth failed to regain its momentum.

Production By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of dried grapes production in 2018 were France (31K tonnes), Greece (21K tonnes) and Hungary (5.3K tonnes), with a combined 69% share of total production. These countries were followed by Portugal, Slovakia, Romania and Spain, which together accounted for a further 19%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of dried grapes production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Slovakia, while dried grapes production for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the production figures.

Exports in the EU

The exports totaled 70K tonnes in 2018, approximately reflecting the previous year. In general, dried grapes exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In value terms, dried grapes exports totaled $175M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

In 2018, Greece (18K tonnes), the Netherlands (13K tonnes), Germany (9.8K tonnes) and Belgium (9.2K tonnes) represented the major exporters of dried grapes exported in the European Union, generating 71% of total export. It was distantly followed by the UK (4,306 tonnes) and Latvia (3,768 tonnes), together creating an 11% share of total exports. Denmark (2,442 tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Denmark, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest dried grapes exporters in the European Union were Greece ($51M), the Netherlands ($31M) and Germany ($25M), with a combined 61% share of total exports. Belgium, the UK, Denmark and Latvia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 23%.

Latvia experienced the highest growth rate of market size, among the main exporting countries over the period under review, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the dried grapes export price in the European Union amounted to $2,495 per tonne, picking up by 11% against the previous year. Over the last eleven years, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.9%.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Greece ($2,859 per tonne), while Latvia ($1,592 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Greece, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

The volume imports stood at 391K tonnes in 2018, lowering by -3.4% against the previous year. In general, dried grapes imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern, in accordance with the overall dynamic of the market. In value terms, dried grapes imports amounted to $791M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

The imports of the three major importers of dried grapes, namely the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, represented more than half of total import. France (26K tonnes) held a 6.8% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Belgium (5.5%), Italy (5.5%) and Spain (4.7%).

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Spain, while imports for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the imports figures.

In value terms, the largest dried grapes importing markets in the European Union were the UK ($199M), Germany ($163M) and the Netherlands ($109M), together comprising 60% of total imports. These countries were followed by France, Italy, Belgium and Spain, which together accounted for a further 21%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the dried grapes import price in the European Union amounted to $2,021 per tonne, rising by 11% against the previous year. Over the last eleven-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.7%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the import price increased by 27% against the previous year. The level of import price peaked at $2,503 per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2018, import prices remained at a lower figure.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in France ($2,204 per tonne) and Germany ($2,105 per tonne), while Spain ($1,615 per tonne) and Belgium ($1,776 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Germany Consumes Most of Preserved Mackerel in the EU

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Mackerel (Prepared Or Preserved) – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the mackerel market in the European Union amounted to $705M in 2018, remaining constant 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). Over the period under review, mackerel consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the mackerel market attained its maximum level at $785M in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of mackerel consumption in 2018 were Germany (50K tonnes), the UK (35K tonnes) and France (21K tonnes), with a combined 51% share of total consumption. Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Romania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Hungary lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of mackerel consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Poland, while mackerel consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Production in the EU

In 2018, the mackerel production in the European Union stood at 202K tonnes, rising by 4.4% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when production volume increased by 13% year-to-year. The volume of mackerel production peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the near future. In value terms, mackerel production totaled $715M in 2018 estimated in export prices.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of mackerel production in 2018 were Germany (52K tonnes), the UK (28K tonnes) and Poland (19K tonnes), together comprising 49% of total production.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of mackerel production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Poland, while preserved mackerel production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 47K tonnes of prepared or preserved mackerel were exported in the European Union, jumping by 8.3% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. In value terms, preserved mackerel exports stood at $239M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Portugal (9,014 tonnes), Denmark (8,530 tonnes), Latvia (6,809 tonnes) and Germany (5,299 tonnes) represented roughly 63% of total exports of prepared or preserved mackerel in 2018. Sweden (3,303 tonnes) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by France (3,126 tonnes) and Poland (2,787 tonnes). All these countries together took near 20% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by France, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the preserved mackerel export price in the European Union amounted to $5,096 per tonne, flattening at the previous year. Over the period under review, the export prices for prepared or preserved mackerel attained their maximum at $5,839 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, export prices failed to regain their momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Portugal ($6,372 per tonne), while Germany ($3,686 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of prepared or preserved mackerel imported in the European Union amounted to 52K tonnes, increasing by 5.5% against the previous year. In value terms, mackerel imports amounted to $250M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2007 to 2018.

Imports by Country

Italy (9,688 tonnes), the UK (7,966 tonnes), France (6,565 tonnes) and Spain (6,081 tonnes) represented roughly 59% of total imports of prepared or preserved mackerel in 2018. It was distantly followed by Germany (3,440 tonnes), Sweden (3,014 tonnes), Belgium (2,737 tonnes), Romania (2,517 tonnes) and Denmark (2,395 tonnes), together creating a 27% share 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 Romania, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the mackerel import price in the European Union amounted to $4,846 per tonne, jumping by 6.8% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Belgium ($5,532 per tonne), while Romania ($3,499 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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How Impossible, Beyond & Nestlé’s Plant-Based Burgers Disrupt the Meat Industry

By 2040, the global conventional meat supply will drop by more than 33%, with new vegan meat alternatives and cultured meat replacing classic meat products. Social media is playing a role in the category disruption being created by plant-based brands such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meats.

Category disruptions are frequent: e-cigarettes disrupted the tobacco industry, plant-based milk turned the dairy industry upside down, and Tesla-like e-mobility entrepreneurs are revamping the car industry. Today, plant-based meat insurgent start-ups such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are rattling the sleeping meat incumbents with their protein substitutes.

Plant-based meat is a hot topic on social with more than 311.4K mentions and 1.9 million engagements were generated in the last 13 months, according to international social media analytics firm Talkwalker.

Talkwalker also tracked what hashtags are trending around plant-based meat discussions, delivering powerful insights for campaigns. Here are some trends:

-Impact on the environment is at the center of conversations about eating less meat

-Lots of mobilization happens on specific days or months such as Veganuary/Meatless Mondays

-FoodTech is heavily discussed when it comes to new food ventures

-Veganism, LessMeatMoreVeg and GoVeganare key trends related to the new meat solutions.

In addition, social media users obviously have mixed feelings when posting about the new types of “meat,” using emojis that vary from plants, laughs to screaming, according to Talkwalker.

So, how are the new brand disruptors faring on social media? Here are some statistics from the past 13 months.

1. Beyond Burger: 589.9K mentions and 2.3 million engagements

2. Impossible Burger: 368K mentions and 1.2 million engagements

3. Incredible Burger/Awesome Burger (Nestle’s): 9.5K mentions and 34.8K engagements

4. Canadian brand Lightlife Burger: 4.6K mentions and 77.3K engagements

“Brand disruptors need to follow a few guidelines to make an impact, and that’s exactly what has happened with some of these plant-based burger makers,” said Todd Grossman, CEO Americas for Talkwalker.  “You have to know your audience, get ahead of all trends and be bold in your social media strategy to ignite your brand.  I think we are seeing only the beginning of this fight and we believe that social media will play a major role in the success of these companies.”

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About Talkwalker

Talkwalker is a social listening and analytics company that empowers over 2,000 brands and agencies to optimize the impact of their communication efforts. We provide companies with an easy-to-use platform to protect, measure, and promote their brands worldwide, across all communication channels.

Talkwalker’s state-of-the-art social media analytics platform uses AI-powered technology to monitor and analyze online conversations in real-time across social networks, news websites, blogs and forums in 187 languages. Talkwalker has offices in New York, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Frankfurt, and Singapore. It is also the home of Talkwalker Alerts, a free alerting service used by over 500,000 communications and marketing professionals worldwide.

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The Growth Of Frozen Crustaceans Market in the EU Slowed Down

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

The revenue of the frozen crustaceans market in the European Union amounted to $7.3B in 2018, remaining stable 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 +1.8% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of 12% y-o-y. In that year, the frozen crustaceans market reached its peak level of $7.3B. From 2015 to 2018, the growth of the frozen crustaceans market practically regained its momentum.

Consumption By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of frozen crustaceans consumption in 2018 were Germany (214K tonnes), Spain (172K tonnes) and France (104K tonnes), with a combined 58% share of total consumption. These countries were followed by Italy, Poland, the UK and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further 29%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of frozen crustaceans consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by the UK, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($1.8B), Spain ($1.3B) and France ($927M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, together comprising 56% of the total market.

The countries with the highest levels of frozen crustaceans per capita consumption in 2018 were Spain (3,692 kg per 1000 persons), Germany (2,611 kg per 1000 persons) and the Netherlands (2,511 kg per 1000 persons).

Production in the EU

In 2018, the frozen crustaceans production in the European Union amounted to 435K tonnes, jumping by 3.5% against the previous year. Overall, frozen crustaceans production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Production By Country

Germany (188K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of frozen crustaceans production, comprising approx. 43% of total production. Moreover, frozen crustaceans production in Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the region’s second-largest producer, Poland (65K tonnes), threefold. Spain (39K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 9% share.

In Germany, frozen crustaceans production remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-2018. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: Poland (+0.1% per year) and Spain (-1.5% per year).

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of frozen crustaceans exported in the European Union stood at 261K tonnes, picking up by 6.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, frozen crustaceans exports, however, continue to indicate a slight descent.

In value terms, frozen crustaceans exports amounted to $2.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. Over the period under review, frozen crustaceans exports attained their peak figure in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

The exports of the four major exporters of frozen crustaceans, namely Denmark, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, represented more than two-thirds of total export. The UK (23K tonnes) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by France (13K tonnes). All these countries together took near 14% share of total exports. Ireland (11K tonnes) took a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Spain, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Denmark ($434M), Spain ($418M) and the Netherlands ($373M) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2018, together accounting for 52% of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

The frozen crustaceans export price in the European Union stood at $8,976 per tonne in 2018, declining by -3.9% against the previous year. Over the last decade, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.6%. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the export price increased by 17% year-to-year. The level of export price peaked at $9,340 per tonne in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was France ($11,146 per tonne), while Belgium ($7,334 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Denmark, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, the frozen crustaceans imports in the European Union totaled 674K tonnes, growing by 2.5% against the previous year. Over the period under review, frozen crustaceans imports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. In value terms, frozen crustaceans imports stood at $6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% over the period from 2007 to 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Spain (177K tonnes), distantly followed by France (112K tonnes), Italy (87K tonnes), Belgium (53K tonnes), the Netherlands (48K tonnes), the UK (48K tonnes), Germany (36K tonnes) and Portugal (32K tonnes) were the major importers of frozen crustaceans, together comprising 88% 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 Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Spain ($1.4B), France ($1B) and Italy ($737M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 52% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal, which together accounted for a further 37%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the frozen crustaceans import price in the European Union amounted to $8,975 per tonne, approximately equating the previous year. Over the last eleven-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.6%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when the import price increased by 16% against the previous year. In that year, the import prices for frozen crustaceans reached their peak level of $9,037 per tonne. From 2015 to 2018, the growth in terms of the import prices for frozen crustaceans remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Belgium ($11,996 per tonne), while Spain ($7,794 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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European Fresh Cheese Market – Italy’s Output Doubled Over the Last Five Years

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

The revenue of the fresh cheese market in the European Union amounted to $12.6B in 2018, remaining stable 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). Overall, fresh cheese consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of 15% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the fresh cheese market attained its maximum level at $14B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of fresh cheese consumption in 2018 were Italy (967K tonnes), France (585K tonnes) and Germany (548K tonnes), together accounting for 52% of total consumption. These countries were followed by the UK, Poland, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Sweden, which together accounted for a further 37%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of fresh cheese consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($3.8B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the UK ($1.7B). It was followed by France.

The countries with the highest levels of fresh cheese per capita consumption in 2018 were Italy (16,290 kg per 1000 persons), Belgium (13,307 kg per 1000 persons) and Poland (10,450 kg per 1000 persons).

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of fresh cheese per capita consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the EU

Driven by increasing demand for fresh cheese in the European Union, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven-year period. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +0.7% for the seven-year period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to bring the market volume to 4.3M tonnes by the end of 2025.

Production in the EU

In 2018, approx. 4.4M tonnes of fresh cheese were produced in the European Union; going up by 1.6% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when production volume increased by 11% y-o-y. Over the period under review, fresh cheese production attained its peak figure volume in 2018 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, fresh cheese production amounted to $11.2B in 2018 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, fresh cheese production continues to indicate a mild shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of 15% y-o-y. Over the period under review, fresh cheese production attained its peak figure level at $14.3B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, production remained at a lower figure.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of fresh cheese production in 2018 were Germany (928K tonnes), Italy (927K tonnes) and France (688K tonnes), with a combined 58% share of total production. Poland, the UK, Denmark, Belgium, Spain and Lithuania lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 32%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of fresh cheese production, amongst the main producing countries, was attained by Belgium, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the fresh cheese exports in the European Union totaled 1.6M tonnes, growing by 2.1% against the previous year. The total exports indicated resilient growth from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.1% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, fresh cheese exports increased by +91.0% against 2007 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of 11% against the previous year. Over the period under review, fresh cheese exports attained their maximum in 2018 and are expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, fresh cheese exports amounted to $5.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total exports indicated remarkable growth from 2007 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +6.1% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, fresh cheese exports increased by +30.3% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when exports increased by 23% y-o-y. Over the period under review, fresh cheese exports reached their peak figure in 2018 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Exports by Country

Germany was the largest exporting country with an export of about 516K tonnes, which resulted at 32% of total exports. It was distantly followed by France (221K tonnes), Denmark (183K tonnes), Italy (181K tonnes), Poland (96K tonnes) and Belgium (86K tonnes), together achieving a 48% share of total exports. The UK (67K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Exports from Germany increased at an average annual rate of +5.5% from 2007 to 2018. At the same time, Belgium (+15.3%), Poland (+7.9%), Italy (+6.9%), Denmark (+6.4%), the UK (+5.9%) and France (+2.2%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Belgium emerged as the fastest-growing exporter in the European Union, with a CAGR of +15.3% from 2007-2018. From 2007 to 2018, the share of Germany, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Poland, France and the UK increased by +14%, +5.9%, +5.7%, +4.3%, +3.4%, +3% and +2% percentage points, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the largest fresh cheese markets in the European Union were Germany ($1.6B), Italy ($964M) and Denmark ($638M), with a combined 58% share of total exports. France, Belgium, Poland and the UK lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 25%.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Belgium experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to exports, over the last eleven years, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The fresh cheese export price in the European Union stood at $3,504 per tonne in 2018, picking up by 2.4% against the previous year. In general, the fresh cheese export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of 18% y-o-y. In that year, the export prices for fresh cheese reached their peak level of $4,179 per tonne. From 2009 to 2018, the growth in terms of the export prices for fresh cheese failed to regain its momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Italy ($5,330 per tonne), while France ($2,660 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland, while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, the amount of fresh cheese imported in the European Union stood at 1.3M tonnes, increasing by 5.4% against the previous year. The total imports indicated remarkable growth from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.3% over the last eleven-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, fresh cheese imports increased by +76.1% against 2007 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of 10% against the previous year. The volume of imports peaked in 2018 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, fresh cheese imports amounted to $4.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total imports indicated a strong increase from 2007 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +5.3% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, fresh cheese imports increased by +29.3% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of 21% year-to-year. The level of imports peaked in 2018 and are likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Imports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of fresh cheese imports in 2018 were Italy (221K tonnes), the UK (189K tonnes), Germany (137K tonnes), the Netherlands (127K tonnes), France (118K tonnes), Spain (95K tonnes) and Belgium (77K tonnes), together resulting at 74% of total import. Austria (39K tonnes), Poland (33K tonnes), Romania (33K tonnes), the Czech Republic (26K tonnes) and Ireland (25K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Ireland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest fresh cheese importing markets in the European Union were Italy ($778M), the UK ($573M) and Germany ($507M), with a combined 42% share of total imports. France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Romania, Ireland and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 44%.

In terms of the main importing countries, Poland experienced the highest rates of growth with regard to imports, over the last eleven years, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the fresh cheese import price in the European Union amounted to $3,409 per tonne, rising by 3.7% against the previous year. Overall, the fresh cheese import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 an increase of 17% against the previous year. In that year, the import prices for fresh cheese attained their peak level of $3,996 per tonne. From 2009 to 2018, the growth in terms of the import prices for fresh cheese failed to regain its momentum.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in France ($3,885 per tonne) and Austria ($3,750 per tonne), while the Netherlands ($2,750 per tonne) and the UK ($3,029 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform