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Preserved Sweet Corn Market in the EU To Continue Moderate Growth

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Preserved Sweet Corn Market in the EU To Continue Moderate Growth

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Sweet Corn Prepared Or Preserved – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the preserved sweet corn market in the European Union amounted to $465M in 2018, remaining relatively unchanged 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 +2.2% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed over the period under review.

Consumption By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of preserved sweet corn consumption in 2018 were the UK (69K tonnes), France (67K tonnes) and Germany (66K tonnes), with a combined 59% share of total consumption. Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Austria, Belgium and Romania lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 33%.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of preserved sweet corn consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Italy, while preserved sweet corn consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest preserved sweet corn markets in the European Union were the UK ($95M), France ($91M) and Germany ($82M), with a combined 58% share of the total market. Spain, Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Austria, Belgium and Romania lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 34%.

The countries with the highest levels of preserved sweet corn per capita consumption in 2018 were Sweden (1,781 kg per 1000 persons), Denmark (1,267 kg per 1000 persons) and the UK (1,028 kg per 1000 persons).

Market Forecast 2019-2025 in the EU

Driven by increasing demand for preserved sweet corn in the European Union, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next seven-year period. Market performance is forecast to retain its current trend pattern, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +1.8% for the period from 2018 to 2025, which is projected to bring the market volume to 392K tonnes by the end of 2025.

Production in the EU

In 2018, the production of sweet corn prepared or preserved in the European Union stood at 369K tonnes, surging by 1.8% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.0% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when production volume increased by 13% year-to-year. Over the period under review, preserved sweet corn production attained its maximum volume in 2018 and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Exports in the EU

In 2018, the preserved sweet corn exports in the European Union stood at 411K tonnes, rising by 13% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. In value terms, preserved sweet corn exports amounted to $522M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

Hungary represented the major exporter of sweet corn prepared or preserved exported in the European Union, with the volume of exports finishing at 203K tonnes, which was near 49% of total exports in 2018. France (132K tonnes) occupied the second position in the ranking, distantly followed by Spain (26K tonnes) and Belgium (20K tonnes). All these countries together took approx. 43% share of total exports. Germany (10K 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 Spain, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Hungary ($228M), France ($171M) and Spain ($43M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2018, with a combined 85% share of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

The preserved sweet corn export price in the European Union stood at $1,268 per tonne in 2018, remaining constant against the previous year. Over the period under review, the preserved sweet corn export price continues to indicate a slight reduction.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Belgium ($1,692 per tonne), while Hungary ($1,125 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Germany, while the other leaders experienced a decline in the export price figures.

Imports in the EU

In 2018, approx. 387K tonnes of sweet corn prepared or preserved were imported in the European Union; picking up by 13% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations over the period under review. In value terms, preserved sweet corn imports amounted to $510M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

The imports of the three major importers of sweet corn prepared or preserved, namely Germany, the UK and Spain, represented more than half of total import. France (32K tonnes) occupied the next position in the ranking, followed by Belgium (26K tonnes), Italy (24K tonnes), the Netherlands (19K tonnes), Sweden (18K tonnes) and Poland (18K tonnes). All these countries together occupied near 35% share of total imports. Denmark (7,702 tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by the Netherlands, while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest preserved sweet corn importing markets in the European Union were the UK ($97M), Germany ($94M) and Spain ($68M), together accounting for 51% of total imports. These countries were followed by Belgium, Italy, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland and Denmark, which together accounted for a further 38%.

Import Prices by Country

The preserved sweet corn import price in the European Union stood at $1,318 per tonne in 2018, rising by 3.4% against the previous year. Overall, the preserved sweet corn import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the import prices for sweet corn prepared or preserved attained their peak figure at $1,525 per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2018, import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Sweden ($1,624 per tonne), while France ($1,017 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform