China Remains the Global Leader in Exports of Temporarily Preserved Vegetable

Vegetables And Melons September 16, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

China continues to lead the way in the global temporarily preserved vegetable trade. In 2014, China exported 155 thousand tonnes of temporarily preserved vegetables totaling 194 million USD, 4% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Japan, where it supplied 47% of its total temporarily preserved vegetable exports in value terms, accounting for the lion's share of Japan's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, China was a net exporter of temporarily preserved vegetables. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. In physical terms this difference was even more pronounced.

Spain and India were among the other main global suppliers of temporarily preserved vegetables in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Egypt (+70% per year) and Italy (+13% per year). Egypt, by virtue of this meteoric growth, was able to strengthen its position in the global export structure.

China's top 5 trading partners in 2014 were Japan, Italy, the Republic of Korea, Brazil and Germany, with a combined 84% share of China's temporarily preserved vegetable exports. The share of Brazil increased (+9 percentage points), while the share of Italy illustrated negative dynamics (-5 percentage points).

Source: World: Vegetables (Temporarily Preserved) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020