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The U.S. Doubles Its Protein Concentrate Exports in Past Decade


The U.S. Doubles Its Protein Concentrate Exports in Past Decade

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. – Protein Concentrates And Flavoured Or Coloured Sugar Syrups – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

In the past decade, American protein concentrate exports doubled, reaching $873M in 2020. Last year, protein concentrate exports from the U.S. decreased slightly in physical terms but kept stable in value terms. Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands constitute the major importers of American proteins, with a combined 36%-share of the total U.S. exports. The average U.S. export price for protein concentrates soared by +15% y-o-y to $6,578 per tonne in 2020.

American Protein Concentrate Exports

American protein concentrate exports doubled in the past decade, from $394M in 2010 to $873M (IndexBox estimates) in 2020. Last year, exports in value terms remained relatively unchanged as compared to the figures of 2019. In physical terms, approx. 133K tonnes of protein concentrates were exported from the U.S. in 2020, shrinking by -12.8% against the year before.

Canada (19K tonnes), Mexico (18K tonnes) and the Netherlands (11K tonnes) were the main destinations of protein concentrate exports from the U.S., with a combined 36% share of total exports. These countries were followed by South Korea, the UK, Australia, Japan, Colombia, Germany, Thailand, Guatemala, Spain and Switzerland, which accounted for a further 28%.

In value terms, the largest markets for protein concentrate exported from the U.S. were Canada ($141M), South Korea ($102M) and the Netherlands ($74M), with a combined 36% share of total exports. Mexico, Thailand, Australia, Japan, the UK, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Guatemala and Spain lagged somewhat behind, comprising a further 29%.

In 2020, Switzerland saw the biggest increases in imports from the U.S. American exports to Switzerland grew from $0.5M to $8.0M over the last year.

In 2020, the average U.S. export price for protein concentrates amounted to $6,578 per tonne, surging by +15% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Thailand, while the average price for exports to Spain was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable growth rate in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to South Korea, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform