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Sugar Market in the Middle East – The Growth Of Consumption Lost Its Momentum

Sugar Market in the Middle East – The Growth Of Consumption Lost Its Momentum

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

The revenue of the sugar market in the Middle East amounted to $5.9B in 2018, approximately reflecting 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 +3.9% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when the market value increased by 20% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the sugar market attained its peak figure level in 2018, and is likely to continue its growth in the near future.

Production in the Middle East

In 2018, the amount of sugar produced in the Middle East totaled 4.1M tonnes, picking up by 2.4% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.2% over the period from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed over the period under review.

Exports in the Middle East

In 2018, approx. 235K tonnes of sugar were exported in the Middle East; picking up by 4.9% against the previous year. In general, sugar exports continue to indicate a prominent growth. In value terms, sugar exports stood at $111M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

The exports of the two major exporters of sugar, namely Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, represented more than two-thirds of total export.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by Saudi Arabia.

In value terms, the United Arab Emirates ($57M) and Saudi Arabia ($54M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2018, together comprising 100% of total exports.

Export Prices by Country

The sugar export price in the Middle East stood at $474 per tonne in 2018, dropping by -4.3% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.5%. Average export prices varied noticeably amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest export price was the United Arab Emirates ($511 per tonne), while Saudi Arabia stood at $439 per tonne.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by the United Arab Emirates.

Imports in the Middle East

In 2018, the amount of sugar imported in the Middle East stood at 4.8M tonnes, reducing by -8.1% against the previous year. The total imports indicated a modest growth from 2007 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% over the last eleven year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the sugar imports decreased by -0.8% against 2014 indices. In value terms, sugar imports stood at $1.6B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, the United Arab Emirates (1.2M tonnes), Iraq (1.1M tonnes) and Saudi Arabia (1.1M tonnes) represented the largest importers of sugar in the Middle East, comprising 72% of total import. Iran (698K tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total imports with a 15% share, followed by Yemen (6.4%). Jordan (122K tonnes) and Israel (83K 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 Iraq, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the United Arab Emirates ($353M), Saudi Arabia ($350M) and Iraq ($332M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, together comprising 67% of total imports. Iran, Yemen, Jordan and Israel lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 30%.

Import Prices by Country

The sugar import price in the Middle East stood at $324 per tonne in 2018, dropping by -16.7% against the previous year. The import price indicated a modest growth from 2007 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Israel ($495 per tonne), while Yemen ($289 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

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

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Asia’s Ginger Market 2019: UAE Is Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Export Market

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

The revenue of the ginger market in Asia amounted to $3.2B in 2018, rising by 14% 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).

In general, ginger consumption continues to indicate a prominent expansion. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, with an increase of 56% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the ginger market attained its peak figure level in 2018, and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Production in Asia

The ginger production amounted to 2.7M tonnes in 2018, surging by 6.9% against the previous year. The total output indicated a strong increase from 2008 to 2018: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +6.8% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the ginger production increased by +93.7% against 2008 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, with an increase of 24% against the previous year. The volume of ginger production peaked in 2018, and is likely to continue its growth in the near future. The general positive trend in terms of ginger output was largely conditioned by a strong growth of the harvested area and a modest increase in yield figures.

Imports in Asia

The imports amounted to 410K tonnes in 2018, going up by 4.4% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.3% over the period from 2008 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, ginger imports stood at $385M (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Imports by Country

In 2018, Pakistan (93K tonnes), Japan (68K tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (47K tonnes), Malaysia (45K tonnes), Bangladesh (42K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (28K tonnes) and India (24K tonnes) represented the main importers of ginger in Asia, generating 85% of total import.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by the United Arab Emirates, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Japan ($103M), Pakistan ($83M) and the United Arab Emirates ($42M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, together accounting for 59% of total imports.

Import Prices by Country

In 2018, the ginger import price in Asia amounted to $939 per tonne, remaining stable against the previous year. The import price indicated a moderate growth from 2008 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +2.6% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the ginger import price increased by +25.2% against 2016 indices.

Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Japan ($1,513 per tonne), while Bangladesh ($279 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by India, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Asia’s Apple Market: China Dominates Exports Despite a Slight Contraction

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

In 2018, the apple market size in Asia amounted to $62.1B (in wholesale price). The total market indicated a strong increase from 2008 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the apple consumption increased by +16.7% against 2014 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014, when the market value increased by 24% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the apple market reached its maximum level in 2018, and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Production in Asia

In 2018, the amount of apples produced in Asia amounted to 56M tonnes, going up by 3.5% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.0% over the period from 2008 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by 9% y-o-y. The volume of apple production peaked in 2018, and is likely to continue its growth in the near future.

The general positive trend in terms of apple output was largely conditioned by a noticeable expansion of the harvested area and a modest growth in yield figures.

Exports in Asia

In 2018, approx. 1.3M tonnes of apples were exported in Asia; lowering by -3.7% against the previous year. Over the period under review, apple exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013, when exports increased by 26% y-o-y. In that year, apple exports attained their peak of 1.7M tonnes. From 2014 to 2018, the growth of apple exports failed to regain its momentum.

In value terms, apple exports amounted to $1.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +4.1% over the period from 2008 to 2018; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016, when exports increased by 21% year-to-year. In that year, apple exports attained their peak of $1.4B. From 2017 to 2018, the growth of apple exports failed to regain its momentum.

Exports by Country

China dominates apple exports structure, accounting for 701K tonnes, which was near 55% of total exports in 2018. Turkey (108K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total exports with a 8.5% share, followed by Iran (8.5%) and Azerbaijan (7.1%). China, Hong Kong SAR (39K tonnes), Afghanistan (38K tonnes), Lebanon (37K tonnes), Japan (34K tonnes), Syrian Arab Republic (20K tonnes) and Israel (20K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2008 to 2018, average annual rates of growth with regard to apple exports from China stood at -3.3%. At the same time, Turkey (+25.7%), Afghanistan (+16.6%), Iran (+8.7%), Israel (+6.7%) and China, Hong Kong SAR (+1.1%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Turkey emerged as the fastest growing exporter in Asia, with a CAGR of +25.7% from 2008-2018. Japan and Lebanon experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, Azerbaijan (-3.0%) and Syrian Arab Republic (-4.5%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. While the share of China (22%) and Azerbaijan (2.6%) increased significantly in terms of the global exports from 2008-2018, the share of Afghanistan (-2.3%), Iran (-4.8%) and Turkey (-7.6%) displayed negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($845M) remains the largest apple supplier in Asia, comprising 67% of total apple exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Turkey ($79M), with a 6.2% share of total exports. It was followed by Iran, with a 5.1% share.

Export Prices by Country

The apple export price in Asia stood at $1,001 per tonne in 2018, going up by 10% against the previous year. The export price indicated a remarkable growth from 2008 to 2018: its price increased at an average annual rate of +4.9% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, the apple export price increased by +37.4% against 2013 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014, when the export price increased by 22% year-to-year. The level of export price peaked in 2018, and is expected to retain its growth in the near future.

Export prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest export price was Israel ($1,530 per tonne), while Azerbaijan ($423 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Afghanistan, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Imports in Asia

In 2018, apple imports in Asia totaled 2.4M tonnes, lowering by -17.3% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.3% over the period from 2008 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015, when imports increased by 14% y-o-y. The volume of imports peaked at 2.9M tonnes in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

In value terms, apple imports amounted to $2.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018. The total imports indicated a prominent expansion from 2008 to 2018: its value increased at an average annual rate of +3.3% over the last decade. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010, with an increase of 18% year-to-year. The level of imports peaked at $2.7B in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.

Imports by Country

In 2018, India (267K tonnes), Taiwan, Chinese (180K tonnes), China, Hong Kong SAR (167K tonnes), Indonesia (163K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (150K tonnes), Thailand (142K tonnes), the Philippines (134K tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (107K tonnes), Viet Nam (106K tonnes), Kazakhstan (101K tonnes), Iraq (99K tonnes) and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (94K tonnes) were the largest importers of apples in Asia, achieving 71% of total import.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. In value terms, India ($264M), Taiwan, Chinese ($245M) and China, Hong Kong SAR ($198M) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2018, with a combined 31% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam, Kazakhstan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Iraq, which together accounted for a further 43%.

Import Prices by Country

The apple import price in Asia stood at $965 per tonne in 2018, growing by 3% against the previous year. Over the period from 2008 to 2018, it increased at an average annual rate of +2.3%. There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2018, the country with the highest import price was Taiwan, Chinese ($1,362 per tonne), while Iraq ($194 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2008 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Margarine Market in the Middle East – Trends, Analysis and Forecast

IndexBox has just published a new report, the Middle East – Margarine And Shortening – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the margarine and shortening market in Middle East amounted to $1.1B in 2017, growing by 11% 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 +2.8% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011, with an increase of 37% y-o-y. In that year, the margarine and shortening market attained its peak level of $1.4B. From 2012 to 2017, the growth of the margarine and shortening market remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Production in the Middle East

In 2017, approx. 837K tonnes of margarine and shortening were produced in Middle East; growing by 2.4% against the previous year. The margarine and shortening production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Exports in the Middle East

In 2017, exports of margarine and shortening in Middle East amounted to 165K tonnes, coming down by -22.4% against the previous year. Overall, the total exports indicated a modest expansion over the last decade, increasing at an average annual rate of +1.9% from 2007 to 2017. In value terms, margarine and shortening exports stood at $183M (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Exports by Country

Turkey prevails in margarine and shortening exports structure, recording 141K tonnes, which was approx. 85% of total exports in 2017. It was distantly followed by Oman (13K tonnes), achieving 7.6% share of total exports. The United Arab Emirates (7.1K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

Exports from Turkey increased at an average annual rate of +2.3% from 2007 to 2017. At the same time, Oman (+22.5%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Oman emerged as the fastest growing exporter in Middle East, with a CAGR of +22.5% from 2007-2017. By contrast, the United Arab Emirates (-5.4%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. From 2007 to 2017, the share of the United Arab Emirates increased by 3.1% percentage points, while Oman (-6.6%) and Turkey (-17.6%) saw their share reduced.

In value terms, Turkey ($149M) remains the largest margarine and shortening supplier in Middle East, comprising 82% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Oman ($15M), with a 8.1% share of global exports.

Export Prices by Country

The margarine and shortening export price in Middle East stood at $1.1 per kg in 2017, increasing by 7.4% against the previous year. The the margarine and shortening export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

Average export prices varied somewhat amongst the major exporting countries. In 2017, the country with the highest export price was the United Arab Emirates ($1.5 per kg), while Turkey ($1.1 per kg) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by the United Arab Emirates (+3.4% per year), while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Imports in the Middle East

In 2017, the amount of margarine and shortening imported in Middle East totaled 353K tonnes, waning by -5.1% against the previous year. The total imports indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2017: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +5.9% over the last decade. In value terms, margarine and shortening imports totaled $411M (IndexBox estimates) in 2017.

Imports by Country

In 2017, Iraq (99K tonnes), distantly followed by Saudi Arabia (64K tonnes), Syrian Arab Republic (41K tonnes), Turkey (38K tonnes), Iran (32K tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (21K tonnes) and Lebanon (16K tonnes) were the key importers of margarine and shortening, together comprising 88% of total imports.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Lebanon (+19.4% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2017, the margarine and shortening import price in Middle East amounted to $1.2 per kg, jumping by 4.7% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2017, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.3%.

Average import prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, major importing countries recorded the following import prices: in Turkey ($1.4 per kg) and the United Arab Emirates ($1.4 per kg), while Iraq ($965 per tonne) and Syrian Arab Republic ($1 per kg) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by the United Arab Emirates (+4.0% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Dubai Improves Global Trade Status

The roles of technology and government policies in the trade industry are becoming of increased importance for the Dubai trade mission after a release  highlighted the increased growth statistics this week.

According to the release, “Trade through free zones increased 22% to AED by 394.3 billion during the first nine months of 2018,” (Dubai Customs, 2018). ”

This along with several additional impressive numbers of growth solidify the focus and preparation for Expo 2020, scheduled for October 20, 2020 and is mentioned to hone in on the sustaining of “public happiness, welfare and prosperity and turn Dubai into a world class model,” by the Dubai Government Departments (Dubai Customs, 2018).

”We have an integrated strategy in place to develop the external trade performance further following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and along with the guidelines of Dubai Plan 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071. We are watching closely the changes taking place in the international trade and we will turn challenges into opportunities by entering new markets and expand our existing ones,”  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih stated in the release.

In addition to a 4.1% increase in seaborne trade and a 2.3% increase in airborne trade,  China maintained the leading position as the largest trading partner with India closely following. India’s trade increased by 16% during this time as well.

As Dubai focuses on finishing the year strong, the city aims to “move ten years ahead of other city’s in fulfillment of the emirate’s vision” while increasing statistics and breaking new grounds through technology  and government implemented initiatives.

 

Source: Government of Dubai