According to the report World: Prepared Fruits – Market Report: Analysis and Forecast to 2025, recently published by IndexBox, the amount of prepared fruits and nuts exported worldwide stood at 7 million tons in 2016, rising by 4% against the previous year’s level. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +1,8% over the period from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011, when export increased by 8% year-to-year. Global prepared fruits and nuts export peaked in 2016 and is likely to continue its growth in the near future.

In value terms, prepared fruits and nuts exports totalled $14 billion in 2016. Overall, it indicated a remarkable increase from 2007 to 2016; the total exports value increased at an average annual rate of +1,8% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analysed period. Based on the result of 2016, prepared fruits and nuts export increased by +40,3% against its level of prepared fruits and nuts. Global prepared fruits and nuts export peaked in 2016 and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.

Top exporting countries in the world

  1. China (2,518.7 million USD)
  2. USA (1,562.8 million USD)
  3. Thailand (1,032.4 million USD)
  4. Germany (851.3 million USD)
  5. Netherlands (748.4 million USD)
  6. Argentina (521.1 million USD)
  7. Spain (487.3 million USD)
  8. Philippines (449.3 million USD)
  9. Mexico (441.2 million USD)
  10. Italy (329.2 million USD)
  11. Greece (326.0 million USD)
  12. Costa Rica (127.5 million USD)

Exports by country

In 2016, China (1,3 million tons), distantly followed by Thailand (709 000 tons), the United States (US) (667 000 tons), the Philippines (459 000 tons), and Argentina (412 000 tons) were the key exporters of prepared fruits and nuts, together creating 50% of total exports. Spain (305 000 tons), the Netherlands (296 000 tons), Greece (288K tons), Germany (230K tons), Mexico (198 000 tons), Costa Rica (161 000 tons) and Italy (161 000 tons) together made up 23% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of prepared fruits and nuts exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Costa Rica (+17,4% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, China ($2,5 billion), the US ($1,6 billion) and Thailand ($1 billion) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, together accounting for 35% of global exports. Germany, the Netherlands, Argentina, Spain, the Philippines, Mexico, Italy, Greece and Costa Rica lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 30%.

Mexico (+16,7% per year) had the highest rate of growth with regard to prepared fruits and nuts export, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last nine years, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export prices by country

The average prepared fruits and nuts export price stood at $2,046 per ton in 2016, going down by -2.0% against the previous year. Over the period from 2007 to 2016 it increased at an average annual rate of +3,9%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in prepared fruits and nuts, when it surged by 15% from the previous year’s level. Global prepared fruits and nuts export peaked at $2,129 per ton in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

Export prices varied noticeably by country of destination. The country with the highest export prices was Germany ($3,700 per ton), while Costa Rica ($791 per ton) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of prepared fruits and nuts export prices was attained by China (+6,5% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth. – IndexBox