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African Peach and Nectarine Market – Egypt to Dominate Production and Trade in 2019

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African Peach and Nectarine Market – Egypt to Dominate Production and Trade in 2019

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

The revenue of the peach and nectarine market in Africa amounted to $1.7B in 2018, therefore, remained relatively 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 total market indicated a strong growth from 2008 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Based on 2018 figures, the peach and nectarine consumption increased by +32.3% against 2014 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017, with an increase of 23% against the previous year. In that year, the peach and nectarine market reached its peak level of $1.7B, leveling off in the following year.

Production in Africa

The peach and nectarine production amounted to 1.2M tonnes in 2018, going up by 2.5% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% from 2008 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017, with an increase of 9.9% against the previous year. Over the period under review, peach and nectarine production attained its maximum volume in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term. The general positive trend in terms of peach and nectarine output was largely conditioned by a mild expansion of the harvested area and a moderate growth in yield figures.

Exports in Africa

In 2018, exports of peaches and nectarines in Africa totaled 59K tonnes, going down by -14.5% against the previous year. In general, peach and nectarine exports continue to indicate a drastic descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016, with an increase of 9.7% against the previous year. The volume of exports peaked at 99K tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, peach and nectarine exports amounted to $100M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% over the period from 2008 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017, with an increase of 20% year-to-year. In that year, peach and nectarine exports attained their peak of $110M, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Exports by Country

In 2018, South Africa (18K tonnes) and Egypt (14K tonnes) represented the main exporters of peaches and nectarines in the region, together creating 55% of total exports. Guinea (7.9K tonnes) held a 13% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Morocco (11%), Tunisia (8.9%) and Tanzania (7.4%). Zambia (2.3K tonnes) held a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Tanzania (+228.4% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, South Africa ($38M) remains the largest peach and nectarine supplier in Africa, comprising 38% of total peach and nectarine exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Egypt ($15M), with a 15% share of total exports. It was followed by Guinea, with a 12% share.

Export Prices by Country

The peach and nectarine export price in Africa stood at $1,675 per tonne in 2018, jumping by 5.9% against the previous year. The export price indicated a strong increase from 2008 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +8.2% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the peach and nectarine export price increased by +120.3% against 2008 indices.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest export price was Zambia ($4,702 per tonne), while Egypt ($1,034 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Guinea, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in Africa

In 2018, approx. 54K tonnes of peaches and nectarines were imported in Africa; rising by 72% against the previous year.

In value terms, peach and nectarine imports totaled $41M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. In general, peach and nectarine imports continue to indicate a prominent expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, with an increase of 43% against the previous year. Over the period under review, peach and nectarine imports reached their peak figure at $43M in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Egypt (29K tonnes) represented the key importer for peaches and nectarines, comprising 53% of total imports. Algeria (17K tonnes) took the second position in the ranking, distantly followed by Libya (2.6K tonnes) and South Africa (2.6K tonnes). All these countries together held approx. 40% share of total imports.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Algeria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest peach and nectarine importing markets in Africa were Algeria ($19M), Egypt ($12M) and South Africa ($3.8M), with a combined 83% share of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

The peach and nectarine import price in Africa stood at $758 per tonne in 2018, reducing by -28.1% against the previous year. Overall, the peach and nectarine import price continues to indicate a significant descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the import price increased by 56% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the import prices for peaches and nectarines reached their maximum at $1,098 per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2018, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest import price was South Africa ($1,479 per tonne), while Egypt ($401 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Libya, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the import price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Apricot Market in Eastern Europe – The Growth of Russian Imports Is Losing Momentum

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

The revenue of the apricot market in Eastern Europe amounted to $318M in 2018, reducing by -5.8% 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 +3.5% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013, when the market value increased by 32% year-to-year. In that year, the apricot market reached its peak level of $361M. From 2014 to 2018, the growth of the apricot market remained at a lower figure.

Production in Eastern Europe

In 2018, the amount of apricots produced in Eastern Europe stood at 245K tonnes, picking up by 2.6% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.4% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when the output figure increased by 56% year-to-year. In that year, apricot production reached its peak volume of 281K tonnes. From 2014 to 2018, apricot production growth failed to regain its momentum. The general positive trend in terms of apricot output was largely conditioned by a temperate expansion of the harvested area and a noticeable growth in yield figures.

Exports in Eastern Europe

In 2018, exports of apricots in Eastern Europe amounted to 9.6K tonnes, shrinking by -17% against the previous year. The total exports indicated a slight growth from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the apricot exports decreased by -36.3% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016, when exports increased by 51% y-o-y. In that year, apricot exports attained their peak of 15K tonnes. From 2017 to 2018, the growth of apricot exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, apricot exports stood at $9.2M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. In general, apricot exports, however, continue to indicate a slight drop. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016, when exports increased by 44% y-o-y. Over the period under review, apricot exports reached their peak figure at $17M in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

In 2018, Bulgaria (2.4K tonnes), Hungary (2.3K tonnes) and Moldova (1.9K tonnes) represented the largest exporters of apricots in Eastern Europe, constituting 68% of total export. It was distantly followed by Lithuania (1K tonnes), Poland (548 tonnes) and the Czech Republic (502 tonnes), together generating 22% share of total exports. Belarus (424 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 Bulgaria, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest apricot markets in Eastern Europe were Hungary ($2.9M), Bulgaria ($1.5M) and Moldova ($1.4M), together accounting for 62% of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

The apricot export price in Eastern Europe stood at $962 per tonne in 2018, declining by -4.3% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the apricot export price continues to indicate a measured downturn. There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest export price was the Czech Republic ($1,550 per tonne), while Belarus ($363 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Imports in Eastern Europe

In 2018, imports of apricots in Eastern Europe amounted to 95K tonnes, shrinking by -10.7% against the previous year. The total imports indicated a prominent growth from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.8% over the last eleven year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the apricot imports increased by +45.9% against 2016 indices. In value terms, apricot imports amounted to $92M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

Russia was the key importer of apricots in Eastern Europe, with the volume of imports resulting at 53K tonnes, which was near 56% of total imports in 2018. Poland (9.9K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total imports with a 10% share, followed by the Czech Republic (8.2%), Romania (8.1%) and Bulgaria (5%). The following importers – Belarus (2.4K tonnes), Slovakia (2.2K tonnes) and Ukraine (2.1K tonnes) – together made up 7% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2018, average annual rates of growth with regard to apricot imports into Russia stood at +3.8%. At the same time, the Czech Republic (+10.9%), Romania (+10.6%), Slovakia (+10.2%), Bulgaria (+10.2%), Belarus (+8.5%), Poland (+7.7%) and Ukraine (+3.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, the Czech Republic emerged as the fastest growing importer in Eastern Europe, with a CAGR of +10.9% from 2007-2018. Slovakia (-1.5%), Bulgaria (-3.3%), Romania (-5.4%), the Czech Republic (-5.6%), Poland (-5.8%) and Russia (-19%) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global imports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Russia ($42M) constitutes the largest market for imported apricots in Eastern Europe, comprising 46% of total apricot imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Poland ($14M), with a 15% share of total imports. It was followed by the Czech Republic, with a 12% share.

Import Prices by Country

The apricot import price in Eastern Europe stood at $964 per tonne in 2018, rising by 3.8% against the previous year. In general, the apricot import price, however, continues to indicate a slight slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the import price increased by 30% y-o-y. In that year, the import prices for apricots reached their peak level of $1,258 per tonne. From 2011 to 2018, the growth in terms of the import prices for apricots remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Slovakia ($1,530 per tonne), while Bulgaria ($358 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Port of Hueneme Sets Cargo Volume Record

Oxnard, CA – The Port of Hueneme realized its highest international trade year in its 77 year history and its second highest year for domestic and international freight combined.

The benchmark year included a 30 percent increase in auto exports. The total tonnage for FY 2013-2014 came in at a strong 1,438,596 metric tons representing a less than 1 percent decrease from last year’s all-time high.

“This represents a continuing path to economic recovery keeping the Port at strong trade levels,” according to a statement issued by the port.

Strong growth in freight activity was seen in the Port’s niche markets of automobiles, high and heavy cargos, fresh produce, fertilizer, and domestic commodities. Automobile imports boasted a robust 7.1 percent increase over last fiscal year while exports exploded by 31 percent over 2013 scoring the second best year on record.

A large percentage of the export increase was driven by more foreign manufacturers such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Acura operating from new facilities within the US and sending their US-manufactured vehicles to the Asian market. Hyundai/Kia leads the import arena with a strong 10 percent growth.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is the leading shipper handling agricultural and heavy equipment cargo at the port, and provides shipping and technical processing for automobiles. The company also handles the bulk of the high and heavy cargo, as well as the transport and processing of automobiles.

On the fruit side of the Hueneme’s business portfolio banana imports remained strong at 655,589 metric tons. Other fresh fruits and vegetables handled by port customers grew by 1.6 percent.

Other customers of the port includes Yara North America Inc., who manages the liquid bulk fertilizer and Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) through the port and across North America.

DEF is a high purity solution of urea in water, used to chemically reduce NOx emissions from trucks, buses and other units powered by diesel engines. Yara North America is the world’s largest producer and supplier of Air1 and the Port of Hueneme is a key supply point for the company’s western US customer base.

Volumes of ‘shallow draft’ cargo such as fish, lube oil, and vessel fuel were down marginally for the year, while the offshore domestic oil trade held steady.

The Port of Hueneme moves $8 billion in goods each year and consistently ranks among the top ten US ports for automobiles and fresh produce.

09/26/2014