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China and Uzbekistan Emerge as the Fastest-Growing Persimmon Exporters


China and Uzbekistan Emerge as the Fastest-Growing Persimmon Exporters

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

China and Uzbekistan recorded double-digit growth rates of persimmon export value over the last year. The global exports rose by +18% y-o-y to $695M in 2020. Spain, Azerbaijan, China and Uzbekistan constitute the largest persimmon suppliers worldwide, accounting for 85% of the total export volume. The average persimmon export price spiked by +6.4% y-o-y to $1,091 per tonne in 2020. Russia remains the world’s largest importer of persimmons.

Global Persimmon Exports by Country

In 2020, the volume of persimmons exported worldwide was estimated at 637K tonnes, picking up by 11% from the previous year’s figure. In value terms, persimmon exports soared by +17.7% y-o-y to $695M (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

In 2020, Spain (211K tonnes), distantly followed by Azerbaijan (126K tonnes), China (108K tonnes) and Uzbekistan (97K tonnes) represented the main exporters of persimmons, together committing 85% of total exports. The following exporters – Lithuania (14K tonnes), Poland (12K tonnes) and Georgia (11K tonnes) – each recorded a 5.7% share of total exports.

In value terms, the largest persimmon supplying countries worldwide were Spain ($234M), China ($206M) and Azerbaijan ($92M), with a combined 77% share of global exports.

In terms of the main exporting countries, China (+62.1% per year) and Uzbekistan (+48% per year) have the highest growth rates of the value of exports.

In 2020, the average persimmon export price amounted to $1,091 per tonne, picking up by +6.4% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was China ($1,909 per tonne), while Uzbekistan ($499 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Lithuania, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

World’s Largest Persimmon Importers

Russia represented the major importer of persimmons globally, with the volume of imports resulting at 149K tonnes, which was approx. 27% of total imports in 2020. Kazakhstan (58K tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, followed by Germany (55K tonnes), Ukraine (40K tonnes), Italy (31K tonnes), Thailand (28K tonnes) and France (28K tonnes). All these countries together occupied an approx. 44% share of total imports. Belarus (19K tonnes), Lithuania (16K tonnes), Poland (12K tonnes), Canada (9.3K tonnes) and the UK (8.4K tonnes) held minor shares of total imports.

In value terms, Russia ($120M), Germany ($75M) and France ($37M) were the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, together comprising 43% of global imports. These countries were followed by Ukraine, Italy, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Canada, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland and the UK, which together accounted for a further 32%.

Source: IndexBox Platform