Demand and prices for ginger have skyrocketed in recent weeks, driven by the faith of Russian citizens in its miraculous properties to fight coronavirus.
According to the IndexBox’s report ‘Russian Federation – Ginger – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’, the revenue of the ginger market in Russia was estimated at $26M 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). Since ginger is not grown in Russia, demand in the local market was fully covered by import supplies.
Imports into the Russian Federation
In 2018, the ginger imports into Russia amounted to 11K tonnes, going up by 2.5% against the previous year. Overall, ginger imports continue to indicate skyrocketing growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when imports increased by 91% against the previous year. Over the period under review, ginger imports reached their peak figure in 2018 and are likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.
In value terms, ginger imports amounted to $26M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.
Imports by Country
The Netherlands (3.9K tonnes), China (2.5K tonnes) and Brazil (1.1K tonnes) were the main suppliers of ginger imports to Russia, together comprising 70% of total imports. Belgium, Belarus, Nigeria and Thailand lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 22%.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Belarus (+127.0% per year), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the largest ginger suppliers to Russia were China ($9.4M), the Netherlands ($8.5M) and Brazil ($2.9M), together comprising 80% of total imports. Belgium, Thailand, Nigeria and Belarus lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 13%.
Belarus (+105.5% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the period under review, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
Import Prices by Country
In 2018, the average ginger import price amounted to $2,444 per tonne, falling by -7% against the previous year. In general, the import price indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +6.8% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 an increase of 79% year-to-year. The import price peaked at $3,359 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, import prices failed to regain their momentum.
There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was China ($3,842 per tonne), while the price for Belarus ($449 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.
Source: IndexBox AI Platform