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  March 14th, 2022 | Written by

U.S. Canned Vegetable Imports to Surpass Previous Year’s Record of $1.5B

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

In Q1-Q3 2021, the U.S. imported 576K tonnes of canned vegetables worth $1.3B, which was 23% more in physical terms and 17% more in monetary terms than in 2020. Over the full 2021, U.S. imports are estimated to hit the previous year’s record of $1.5B. China, Canada and Peru remain the leading suppliers of canned vegetables to America.


U.S. Canned Vegetable Imports by Country

Canned vegetable imports into the U.S. were estimated at 704K tonnes in 2020, increasing 14% against 2019 figures. In value terms, purchases amounted to $1.5B (IndexBox estimates).

China (165K tonnes) constituted the largest canned vegetable supplier to the U.S., accounting for 23% of total imports. Moreover, canned vegetable supplies from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Canada (82K tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Peru (73K tonnes), with a 10% share.

In value terms, Spain ($204M), China ($192M) and Canada ($183M) were the largest canned vegetable suppliers to the U.S., with a combined 37% share of total imports.

In 2020, the average canned vegetable import price amounted to $2,192 per tonne, declining by -4.9% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Greece ($4,441 per tonne), while the price for China ($1,162 per tonne) was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Thailand, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform