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The Global Potato Market Hits Record Highs

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The Global Potato Market Hits Record Highs

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

In 2019, the global potato market increased by 6% to $140.5B, rising for the third consecutive year after two years of decline. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +3.0% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the global market hits record highs in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Consumption by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of potato consumption in 2019 were China (93M tonnes), India (51M tonnes) and Ukraine (23M tonnes), with a combined 45% share of global consumption. These countries were followed by Russia, the U.S., Bangladesh, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Canada and Belarus, which together accounted for a further 23%.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of potato consumption, amongst the leading consuming countries, was attained by Bangladesh, while potato consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($52.3B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($10.5B). It was followed by the U.S..

The countries with the highest levels of potato per capita consumption in 2019 were Belarus (591 kg per person), Ukraine (521 kg per person) and the Netherlands (350 kg per person).

Market Forecast 2019-2030

Driven by increasing demand for potato worldwide, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to retain its current trend pattern, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +1.6% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 441M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production 2007-2019

In 2019, the amount of potatoes produced worldwide reached 371M tonnes, surging by 2.1% on the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.6% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of 12% against the previous year. Global production peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come. The general positive trend in terms output was largely conditioned by a slight expansion of the harvested area and modest growth in yield figures.

Production by Country

The countries with the highest volumes of potato production in 2019 were China (93M tonnes), India (51M tonnes) and Ukraine (23M tonnes), with a combined 45% share of global production. These countries were followed by Russia, the U.S., Bangladesh, Germany, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Canada and Belarus, which together accounted for a further 25%.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of potato production, amongst the key producing countries, was attained by Bangladesh, while potato production for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Harvested Area 2007-2019

In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of potatoes production worldwide was estimated at 18M ha, approximately mirroring the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of 2.7% year-to-year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of 19M ha. From 2012 to 2019, the growth of the global potato harvested area failed to regain the momentum.

Yield 2007-2019

The global average potato yield stood at 21 tonne per ha in 2019, growing by 1.6% on 2018. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +1.7% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the yield increased by 8.9% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average potato yield hit record highs in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.

Exports 2007-2019

In 2019, shipments abroad of potatoes increased by 4.9% to 15M tonnes, rising for the fourth consecutive year after two years of decline. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.2% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when exports increased by 42% against the previous year. As a result, exports reached the peak of 16M tonnes. From 2014 to 2019, the growth of global exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, potato exports rose rapidly to $4.8B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +2.8% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Exports by Country

In 2019, France (3.5M tonnes), distantly followed by Germany (1.9M tonnes), the Netherlands (1.8M tonnes), Belgium (1M tonnes) and Egypt (0.7M tonnes) were the main exporters of potatoes, together committing 60% of total exports. Pakistan (625K tonnes), the U.S. (550K tonnes), Canada (504K tonnes), China (471K tonnes), India (417K tonnes), Spain (303K tonnes) and Saudi Arabia (294K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in India, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest potato supplying countries worldwide were France ($812M), the Netherlands ($800M) and Germany ($440M), together comprising 43% of global exports. China, Egypt, the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Spain, Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 35%.

In terms of the main exporting countries, India recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average potato export price stood at $323 per tonne in 2019, picking up by 4.1% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the average export price increased by 18% year-to-year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $375 per tonne. From 2012 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was China ($613 per tonne), while Saudi Arabia ($170 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Global Fig Market Posts Solid Gains

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

Exports 2007-2019

In 2019, shipments abroad of figs increased by 4% to 130K tonnes, rising for the fourth consecutive year after two years of decline. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.6% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of 13% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global exports attained the maximum in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, fig exports shrank to $467M (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +3.9% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Exports by Country

Turkey dominates fig exports structure, amounting to 85K tonnes, which was near 65% of total exports in 2019. It was distantly followed by Spain (7.6K tonnes), making up a 5.8% share of total exports. Germany (3.8K tonnes), the Netherlands (3.8K tonnes), Syrian Arab Republic (3.7K tonnes), Greece (3.6K tonnes), the U.S. (2.3K tonnes), France (2K tonnes) and Iran (2K tonnes) occupied a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, average annual rates of growth with regard to fig exports from Turkey stood at +5.0%. At the same time, Greece (+6.5%), Germany (+5.3%), Spain (+3.9%), Syrian Arab Republic (+3.7%) and the Netherlands (+2.3%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Greece emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the world, with a CAGR of +6.5% from 2007-2019. France experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the U.S. (-2.3%) and Iran (-7.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2019, the share of Turkey and Spain increased by +29% and +2.2% percentage points, while Iran (-2.1 p.p.) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, Turkey ($287M) remains the largest fig supplier worldwide, comprising 61% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($21M), with a 4.5% share of global exports. It was followed by Spain, with a 4.4% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in Turkey totaled +4.5%. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: the Netherlands (+3.2% per year) and Spain (+7.7% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average fig export price stood at $3,591 per tonne in 2019, dropping by -6.4% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of 20% year-to-year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $4,138 per tonne. From 2009 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($5,855 per tonne), while Iran ($2,269 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Syrian Arab Republic, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports 2007-2019

Global fig imports rose notably to 162K tonnes in 2019, surging by 10% compared with the previous year’s figure. In general, total imports indicated a tangible expansion from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.7% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +25.8% against 2017 indices. Global imports peaked in 2019 and are likely to see gradual growth in the near future.

In value terms, fig imports rose sharply to $603M (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. Overall, total imports indicated a strong increase from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +4.7% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, global imports hit record highs in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

Imports by Country

In 2019, India (27K tonnes), followed by Germany (18K tonnes), France (15K tonnes), the U.S. (12K tonnes) and the UK (7.5K tonnes) were the key importers of figs, together making up 49% of total imports. The following importers – Russia (5.6K tonnes), Austria (5.5K tonnes), Italy (5.2K tonnes), the Netherlands (4.7K tonnes), Canada (4.1K tonnes), Viet Nam (3.6K tonnes) and Switzerland (3.6K tonnes) – together made up 20% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in India, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, India ($96M), Germany ($63M) and France ($57M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, together accounting for 36% of global imports. These countries were followed by the U.S., the UK, Austria, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Viet Nam and Russia, which together accounted for a further 33%.

Viet Nam saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, among the main importing countries over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average fig import price stood at $3,725 per tonne in 2019, waning by -4.4% against the previous year. In general, the import price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 an increase of 24% against the previous year. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $4,294 per tonne. From 2009 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average import prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Canada ($5,675 per tonne), while Russia ($1,529 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Global Canned Meat Market Grows For the Fourth Consecutive Year

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

In 2019, the global canned meat market increased by 2.9% to $245.5B, rising for the fourth year in a row after two years of decline. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +3.2% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of 13% against the previous year. Global consumption peaked in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Consumption By Country

China (10M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of canned meat consumption, comprising approx. 18% of total volume. Moreover, canned meat consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (3.8M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Russia (2.1M tonnes), with a 3.6% share.

In China, canned meat consumption increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% over the period from 2007-2019. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+2.7% per year) and Russia (+1.7% per year).

In value terms, China ($45.8B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($16.7B). It was followed by Japan.

The countries with the highest levels of canned meat per capita consumption in 2019 were the UK (18 kg per person), Japan (16 kg per person) and Germany (15 kg per person).

Market Forecast 2019-2030

Driven by increasing demand for canned meat worldwide, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +0.2% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 58M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production 2007-2019

For the fifth consecutive year, the global market recorded growth in production of canned meat, which increased by 1.6% to 57M tonnes in 2019. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of 3.3% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global production hit record highs in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, canned meat production rose modestly to $1,808.7B in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +3.9% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Production By Country

China (11M tonnes) remains the largest canned meat producing country worldwide, comprising approx. 19% of total volume. Moreover, canned meat production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (3.8M tonnes), threefold. Russia (2.1M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 3.6% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume in China totaled +1.0%. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: India (+2.7% per year) and Russia (+1.8% per year).

Exports 2007-2019

In 2019, approx. 3.9M tonnes of canned meat were exported worldwide; standing approx. at the year before. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.7% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when exports increased by 8.9% against the previous year. Over the period under review, global exports hit record highs in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, canned meat exports rose modestly to $16.9B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +3.9% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Exports by Country

Thailand (632K tonnes), China (432K tonnes), Germany (358K tonnes), Poland (275K tonnes), the U.S. (272K tonnes), the Netherlands (236K tonnes), Brazil (217K tonnes), Belgium (149K tonnes), Ireland (145K tonnes), Denmark (144K tonnes) and France (139K tonnes) represented roughly 76% of total exports of canned meat in 2019. Italy (78K tonnes) held a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Poland, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Thailand ($2.9B), China ($1.9B) and Germany ($1.7B) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2019, together accounting for 38% of global exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., Poland, the Netherlands, Brazil, Ireland, Belgium, France, Denmark and Italy, which together accounted for a further 42%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average canned meat export price amounted to $4,278 per tonne, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.2%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the average export price increased by 12% year-to-year. Global export price peaked at $4,550 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Ireland ($5,652 per tonne), while Poland ($3,607 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports 2007-2019

In 2019, purchases abroad of canned meat decreased by -0.4% to 3.8M tonnes for the first time since 2015, thus ending a three-year rising trend. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of 12% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global imports hit record highs at 3.8M tonnes in 2018, and then dropped in the following year.

In value terms, canned meat imports declined to $16.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +3.6% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

Imports by Country

Japan (723K tonnes) and the UK (584K tonnes) represented roughly 34% of total imports of canned meat in 2019. Germany (235K tonnes) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by the Netherlands (192K tonnes) and China, Hong Kong SAR (181K tonnes). All these countries together held near 16% share of total imports. The following importers – France (153K tonnes), the U.S. (146K tonnes), Canada (128K tonnes), Belgium (104K tonnes), Ireland (102K tonnes), Denmark (77K tonnes) and Sweden (57K tonnes) – together made up 20% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in China, Hong Kong SAR, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Japan ($3.2B), the UK ($2.5B) and Germany ($1.1B) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2019, with a combined 41% share of global imports. The U.S., the Netherlands, France, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, Belgium, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 32%.

In terms of the main importing countries, China, Hong Kong SAR recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average canned meat import price stood at $4,294 per tonne in 2019, flattening at the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2019, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.0%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the average import price increased by 12% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the peak figure at $4,656 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($6,862 per tonne), while China, Hong Kong SAR ($3,121 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Silk-Worm Cocoons Market in Asia – Key Insights

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

The revenue of the silk-worm cocoons market in Asia amounted to $8.3B in 2018, jumping by 5.5% 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).

Consumption By Country in Asia

China (403K tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of silk-worm cocoons consumption, accounting for 67% of total volume. Moreover, silk-worm cocoons consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (161K tonnes), threefold. Uzbekistan (18K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 2.9% share.

In China, silk-worm cocoons consumption increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2013-2018. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual rates of consumption growth: India (+1.3% per year) and Uzbekistan (-7.5% per year).

In value terms, the largest silk-worm cocoons markets in Asia were China ($4.5B), India ($3.4B) and Iran ($155M), with a combined 98% share of the total market.

The countries with the highest levels of silk-worm cocoons per capita consumption in 2018 were Uzbekistan (548 kg per 1000 persons), China (278 kg per 1000 persons) and Iran (161 kg per 1000 persons).

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of silk-worm cocoons per capita consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Iran, while silk-worm cocoons per capita consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Market Forecast to 2030

Driven by increasing demand for silk-worm cocoons in Asia, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to retain its current trend pattern, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +0.8% for the period from 2018 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 668K tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production in Asia

In 2018, the silk-worm cocoons production in Asia amounted to 604K tonnes, rising by 1.9% against the previous year. In general, silk-worm cocoons production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 when production volume increased by 2.6% y-o-y. The volume of silk-worm cocoons production peaked in 2018 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Production By Country in Asia

The country with the largest volume of silk-worm cocoons production was China (403K tonnes), comprising approx. 67% of total volume. Moreover, silk-worm cocoons production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (161K tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Uzbekistan (18K tonnes), with a 3% share.

In China, silk-worm cocoons production increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2013-2018. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+1.3% per year) and Uzbekistan (-7.5% per year).

Exports in Asia

In 2018, the silk-worm cocoons exports in Asia stood at 278 tonnes, coming down by -43.9% against the previous year.

In value terms, silk-worm cocoons exports amounted to $1.2M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. Over the period under review, silk-worm cocoons exports continue to indicate a drastic downturn. The level of exports peaked at $2.8M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, exports failed to regain their momentum.

Exports by Country

Uzbekistan dominates silk-worm cocoons exports structure, recording 180 tonnes, which was near 65% of total exports in 2018. It was distantly followed by China (22 tonnes) and Iran (21 tonnes), together creating a 15% share of total exports. Tajikistan (12 tonnes), Myanmar (10 tonnes), Kyrgyzstan (7.2 tonnes) and Turkey (6.1 tonnes) took a relatively small share of total exports.

Exports from Uzbekistan decreased at an average annual rate of -4.2% from 2013 to 2018. At the same time, Kyrgyzstan (+23.6%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Kyrgyzstan emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in Asia, with a CAGR of +23.6% from 2013-2018. By contrast, Iran (-4.3%), China (-19.6%), Tajikistan (-20.9%), Turkey (-27.5%) and Myanmar (-84.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Myanmar (+3.6 p.p.) and Kyrgyzstan (+1.7 p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the total exports, while Iran, Turkey, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China saw its share reduced by -1.8%, -8.8%, -9.7%, -15.4% and -15.6% from 2013 to 2018, respectively.

In value terms, the largest silk-worm cocoons supplying countries in Asia were Uzbekistan ($309K), China ($249K) and Kyrgyzstan ($145K), together comprising 60% of total exports. These countries were followed by Myanmar, Tajikistan, Turkey and Iran, which together accounted for a further 26%.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Myanmar experienced the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while exports for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the exports figures.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the silk-worm cocoons export price in Asia amounted to $4,215 per tonne, falling by -18.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the silk-worm cocoons export price continues to indicate a drastic reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 an increase of 3% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export prices for silk-worm cocoons (reelable) reached their peak figure at $6,720 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Kyrgyzstan ($20,181 per tonne), while Iran ($930 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Myanmar (+305.2% per year), while the other leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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China’s Sheepskin and Lambskin Market Is Estimated at $1.9B

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

The revenue of the sheepskin and lambskin market in China amounted to $1.9B in 2018, standing approx. 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).

Production in China

In 2018, the sheepskin and lambskin production in China totaled 544K tonnes, flattening at the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.0% from 2013 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 2016 with an increase of 4.6% year-to-year. Over the period under review, sheepskin and lambskin production reached its maximum volume in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Producing Animals in China

The number of animals slaughtered for sheepskin and lambskin production in China stood at 142M heads in 2018, remaining stable against the previous year. This number increased at an average annual rate of +1.8% from 2013 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when the number of producing animals increased by 4.6% against the previous year. Over the period under review, this number attained its maximum level at 144M heads in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2018, producing animals failed to regain its momentum.

Yield in China

Average yield of sheep or lamb skins (without wool) in China totaled 3,842 kg per 1000 heads in 2018, standing approx. at the previous year. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +1.2% over the period from 2013 to 2018. Sheepskin and lambskin yield peaked in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Imports into China

In 2018, approx. 311K tonnes of sheep or lamb skins (without wool) were imported into China; jumping by 2.2% against the previous year. Over the period under review, sheepskin and lambskin imports attained their peak figure at 313K tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, imports failed to regain their momentum.

In value terms, sheepskin and lambskin imports totaled $406M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Australia (147K tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of sheepskin and lambskin to China, accounting for a 47% share of total imports. Moreover, sheepskin and lambskin imports from Australia exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, New Zealand (51K tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the UK (45K tonnes), with a 15% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume from Australia was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: New Zealand (+6.1% per year) and the UK (-4.5% per year).

In value terms, Australia ($238M) constituted the largest supplier of sheepskin and lambskin to China, comprising 59% of total sheepskin and lambskin imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by New Zealand ($45M), with a 11% share of total imports. It was followed by the UK, with a 8.7% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Australia totaled -4.1%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: New Zealand (-17.4% per year) and the UK (-22.5% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average sheepskin and lambskin import price stood at $1,305 per tonne in 2018, jumping by 1.9% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the sheepskin and lambskin import price, however, continues to indicate a deep shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the average import price increased by 5% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average import prices for sheep or lamb skins (without wool) attained their peak figure at $2,230 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, import prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Australia ($1,613 per tonne), while the price for the UK ($781 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Australia, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Belgium Increased Polypropylene Supplies to Germany

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

The revenue of the polypropylene market in Belgium amounted to $1.8B in 2018, jumping by 8.3% 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).

Production in Belgium

In 2018, the amount of polypropylene in primary forms produced in Belgium amounted to 1.7M tonnes, stabilizing at the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.0% from 2012 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of 6.1% against the previous year. In that year, polypropylene production reached its peak volume of 1.7M tonnes; afterwards, it flattened through to 2018.

Exports from Belgium

Polypropylene exports from Belgium amounted to 1.1M tonnes in 2018, standing approx. at the previous year. Overall, polypropylene exports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when exports increased by 7.7% year-to-year. Exports peaked at 1.1M tonnes in 2013; afterwards, it flattened through to 2018.

In value terms, polypropylene exports amounted to $1.8B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Germany (288K tonnes) was the main destination for polypropylene exports from Belgium, with a 27% share of total exports. Moreover, polypropylene exports to Germany exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, the Netherlands (99K tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Italy (98K tonnes), with a 9% share.

From 2012 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume to Germany stood at +2.3%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of  growth: the Netherlands (-1.6% per year) and Italy (-3.1% per year).

In value terms, Germany ($491M) remains the key foreign market for polypropylene exports from Belgium, comprising 28% of total polypropylene exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($163M), with a 9.3% share of total exports. It was followed by Italy, with a 8.3% share.

Export Prices by Country

The average polypropylene export price stood at $1,618 per tonne in 2018, jumping by 14% against the previous year. Average prices varied somewhat for the major foreign markets. In 2018, the countries with the highest prices were the Czech Republic ($1,876 per tonne) and Spain ($1,826 per tonne), while the average price for exports to Poland ($1,413 per tonne) and the Netherlands ($1,474 per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to the Czech Republic, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Imports into Belgium

In 2018, the imports of polypropylene in primary forms into Belgium totaled 707K tonnes, going down by -5.2% against the previous year. In general, polypropylene imports, however, continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when imports increased by 13% year-to-year. Over the period under review, polypropylene imports attained their maximum at 746K tonnes in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

In value terms, polypropylene imports stood at $966M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

France (145K tonnes), the UK (124K tonnes) and the Netherlands (100K tonnes) were the main suppliers of polypropylene imports to Belgium, with a combined 52% share of total imports. Germany, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, South Korea, Russia, Finland, Austria and the U.S. lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 38%.

From 2012 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main suppliers, was attained by Finland, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest polypropylene suppliers to Belgium were France ($227M), the UK ($131M) and the Netherlands ($130M), with a combined 50% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Brazil, Austria, Russia, Finland and the U.S., which together accounted for a further 39%.

Import Prices by Country

The average polypropylene import price stood at $1,366 per tonne in 2018, jumping by 18% against the previous year.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Austria ($1,647 per tonne), while the price for the UK ($1,049 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the U.S., while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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U.S. Is the World’s Largest Market for Imported Table Flatware ($515M), Comprising 21% of Global Imports

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

The global table flatware market revenue amounted to $6.3B in 2018, increasing by 3.8% 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).

Global Exports 2013-2018

In 2018, approx. 340K tonnes of table flatware were exported worldwide; standing approx. at the previous year. In general, table flatware exports, however, continue to indicate a measured setback. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 with an increase of 7.6% y-o-y. Over the period under review, global table flatware exports attained their maximum at 380K tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, exports failed to regain their momentum.

In value terms, table flatware exports amounted to $2.7B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

China dominates table flatware exports structure, amounting to 274K tonnes, which was approx. 81% of total exports in 2018. Viet Nam (9.6K tonnes), Germany (7.7K tonnes) and India (5.6K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Exports from China decreased at an average annual rate of -2.4% from 2013 to 2018. At the same time, Viet Nam (+1.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Viet Nam emerged as the fastest-growing exporter exported in the world, with a CAGR of +1.8% from 2013-2018. Germany experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, India (-7.0%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. China (-10.5 p.p.) significantly weakened its position in terms of the global exports, while the shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($1.9B) remains the largest table flatware supplier worldwide, comprising 70% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Viet Nam ($129M), with a 4.8% share of global exports. It was followed by Germany, with a 4.2% share.

In China, table flatware exports remained relatively stable over the period from 2013-2018. The remaining exporting countries recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Viet Nam (+0.7% per year) and Germany (-0.3% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average table flatware export price amounted to $7,997 per tonne, jumping by 4% against the previous year. Over the period from 2013 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.2%. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 an increase of 10% y-o-y. In that year, the average export prices for table flatware attained their peak level of $8,036 per tonne; afterwards, it flattened through to 2018.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Germany ($14,767 per tonne), while China ($6,989 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by India, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Global Imports 2013-2018

In 2018, the global imports of table flatware amounted to 328K tonnes, jumping by 3.7% against the previous year.

In value terms, table flatware imports amounted to $2.5B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, the U.S. (61K tonnes), distantly followed by Germany (15K tonnes) were the main importers of table flatware, together comprising 23% of total imports. The UK (14K tonnes), Indonesia (9.4K tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (8.7K tonnes), France (8.6K tonnes), Canada (8.5K tonnes), Iran (8.1K tonnes), the Philippines (7.9K tonnes), the Netherlands (7.6K tonnes), Spain (7.5K tonnes) and Iraq (7.4K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Imports into the U.S. increased at an average annual rate of +1.5% from 2013 to 2018. At the same time, Indonesia (+22.3%), Iraq (+11.1%), Spain (+8.6%), the Netherlands (+5.6%) and the Philippines (+5.4%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Indonesia emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in the world, with a CAGR of +22.3% from 2013-2018. Canada experienced a relatively flat trend pattern.

By contrast, the UK (-1.6%), Germany (-4.2%), France (-4.7%), the United Arab Emirates (-9.2%) and Iran (-11.2%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2013 to 2018, the share of Indonesia increased by +1.8% percentage points, while the United Arab Emirates (-1.7 p.p.) and Iran (-2 p.p.) saw their share reduced. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($515M) constitutes the largest market for imported table flatware worldwide, comprising 21% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($176M), with a 7.1% share of global imports. It was followed by the UK, with a 4.6% share.

From 2013 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of value in the U.S. totaled +1.7%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Germany (-2.5% per year) and the UK (-0.0% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average table flatware import price stood at $7,533 per tonne in 2018, approximately reflecting 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 Germany ($11,354 per tonne), while Iran ($3,877 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Iraq, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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EU’s Wood Furniture Polish and Cream Market Totaled $141M

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

The revenue of the wooden furniture treatments market in the European Union amounted to $141M in 2018, rising by 7.1% 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).

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of wooden furniture treatments consumption in 2018 were the UK (19K tonnes), France (11K tonnes) and Italy (10K tonnes), together comprising 56% of total consumption.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of wooden furniture treatments consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by France, while wooden furniture treatments consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Exports in the EU

The exports stood at 36K tonnes in 2018, leveling off at the previous year. In value terms, wooden furniture treatments exports stood at $86M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. In general, wooden furniture treatments exports, however, continue to shrink steadily.

Exports by Country

In 2018, Italy (11K tonnes) and the Netherlands (9.6K tonnes) represented the largest exporters of polishes and creams for wooden furniture and floors in the European Union, together resulting at near 57% of total exports. Germany (2.5K tonnes) held a 6.9% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Hungary (5.6%) and Belgium (5%). The UK (1.5K tonnes), Denmark (1.3K tonnes), Spain (1.1K tonnes), France (1K tonnes), Portugal (0.9K tonnes), Poland (0.7K tonnes) and the Czech Republic (0.7K tonnes) took a relatively small share of total exports.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Portugal, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest wooden furniture treatments supplying countries in the European Union were the Netherlands ($17M), Italy ($12M) and Germany ($11M), with a combined 47% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Denmark, Belgium, the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, which together accounted for a further 44%.

In terms of the main exporting countries, Portugal recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while exports for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the exports figures.

Export Prices by Country

The wooden furniture treatments export price in the European Union stood at $2,367 per tonne in 2018, remaining constant against the previous year. Over the period from 2014 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.1%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the export price increased by 19% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the export prices for polishes and creams for wooden furniture and floors reached their maximum in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the near future.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Denmark ($6,709 per tonne), while Hungary ($929 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the UK, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Global Wooden Frame Market – U.S. ($330M) Is the Largest Market for Imports, with a 37% Share

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘World – Wooden Frames For Paintings, Photographs, Mirrors Or Similar Objects – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The global wooden frame market is estimated at $5.2B in 2018, an increase of 5.4% against the previous year.

Global Wooden Frame Imports 2014-2018

In 2018, approx. 234M units of wooden frames for paintings, photographs, mirrors or similar objects were imported worldwide; waning by -2.3% against the previous year. Over the period under review, wooden frame imports continue to indicate a moderate drop. The global imports peaked at 262M units in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, wooden frame imports amounted to $889M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. Overall, wooden frame imports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when imports increased by 10% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global wooden frame imports reached their maximum at $915M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, imports failed to regain their momentum.

Imports by Country

The U.S. represented the key importer of wooden frames for paintings, photographs, mirrors or similar objects in the world, with the volume of supplies accounting for 80M units, which was near 34% of total imports in 2018. The UK (22M units) held a 9.6% share (based on tonnes) of total imports, which put it in second place, followed by Germany (9.3%) and Australia (5%). The following importers – France (8.5M units), Canada (8.1M units), Japan (7.5M units), the Netherlands (7.5M units), Spain (6.8M units), Belgium (6.5M units), Italy (5.4M units) and Sweden (5.2M units) – together made up 24% of total imports.

From 2014 to 2018, average annual rates of growth with regard to wooden frame imports into the U.S. stood at -3.4%. At the same time, Australia (+11.7%), the Netherlands (+3.9%), the UK (+2.1%) and Spain (+1.8%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Australia emerged as the fastest-growing importer imported in the world, with a CAGR of +11.7% from 2014-2018. By contrast, Canada (-1.4%), Sweden (-2.5%), France (-4.5%), Italy (-4.7%), Germany (-4.7%), Belgium (-6.5%) and Japan (-10.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Australia (+1.8 p.p.) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global imports, while Japan, Germany and the U.S. saw its share reduced by -1.8%, -2% and -5.1% from 2014 to 2018, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, the U.S. ($330M) constitutes the largest market for imported wooden frames for paintings, photographs, mirrors or similar objects worldwide, comprising 37% of global imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($87M), with a 9.8% share of global imports. It was followed by the UK, with a 7.1% share.

Import Prices by Country

The average wooden frame import price stood at $3.8 per unit in 2018, going up by 13% against the previous year. Over the period from 2014 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.2%.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Japan ($4.7 per unit), while Australia ($2.3 per unit) was amongst the lowest.

From 2014 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

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Global Tea Market Overcame $25B, Growing Robustly Over the Last Decade

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

The global tea market revenue amounted to $25.9B in 2018, picking up by 7.7% 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, the total market indicated a strong growth from 2007 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% over that period. Global tea consumption peaked in 2018 and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Consumption By Country

China (2.3M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of tea consumption, comprising approx. 35% of total volume. Moreover, tea consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India (1.1M tonnes), twofold. Turkey (258K tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 3.9% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume in China amounted to +9.2%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+2.7% per year) and Turkey (+1.6% per year).

In value terms, China ($10.7B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($3.4B). It was followed by Turkey.

The countries with the highest levels of tea per capita consumption in 2018 were Kenya (4,903 kg per 1000 persons), Turkey (3,164 kg per 1000 persons) and Viet Nam (2,663 kg per 1000 persons).

Market Forecast 2019-2025

Driven by increasing demand for tea worldwide, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next decade. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +2.9% for the period from 2018 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 9.3M tonnes by the end of 2030.

Production 2007-2018

Global tea production totaled 6.7M tonnes in 2018, surging by 5.5% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.3% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The general positive trend in terms of tea output was largely conditioned by a strong expansion of the harvested area and a relatively flat trend pattern in yield figures.

Production By Country

The countries with the highest volumes of tea production in 2018 were China (2.7M tonnes), India (1.4M tonnes) and Kenya (740K tonnes), together accounting for 71% of global production.

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

Harvested Area 2007-2018

In 2018, approx. 4.2M ha of tea were harvested worldwide; picking up by 4% against the previous year. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +3.6% over the period from 2007 to 2018, which largely made the strong growth of tea production feasible.

Yield 2007-2018

In 2018, the global average tea yield stood at 1.6 tonne per ha, stabilizing at the previous year. Over the period under review, the tea yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Exports 2007-2018

In 2018, the global tea exports stood at 2M tonnes, increasing by 4.1% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. In value terms, tea exports stood at $8.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

The exports of the four major exporters of tea, namely Kenya, China, Sri Lanka and India, represented more than two-thirds of total export. The following exporters – Viet Nam (77K tonnes), Argentina (74K tonnes), Indonesia (49K tonnes), Malawi (43K tonnes) and the United Arab Emirates (34K tonnes) – together made up 14% 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 India, while exports for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($1.7B), Sri Lanka ($1.6B) and Kenya ($1.4B) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2018, together accounting for 56% of global exports.

Export Prices by Country

The average tea export price stood at $4,134 per tonne in 2018, going up by 3.3% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +3.6%.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was the United Arab Emirates ($8,419 per tonne), while Argentina ($1,254 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Imports 2007-2018

In 2018, the amount of tea imported worldwide amounted to 2M tonnes, rising by 3.6% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. In value terms, tea imports amounted to $7.7B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

The imports of the twelve major importers of tea, namely Pakistan, Russia, the UK, the U.S., Egypt, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Poland, represented more than half of total import.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Viet Nam (+50.2% per year), while imports for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Pakistan ($570M), Russia ($497M) and the U.S. ($487M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 20% share of global imports. The UK, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Iraq, Viet Nam and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 31%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the average tea import price amounted to $3,878 per tonne, jumping by 1.9% against the previous year. Over the last eleven years, it increased at an average annual rate of +3.3%.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Saudi Arabia ($6,921 per tonne), while Viet Nam ($2,062 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform