Green Bean Market - France’s Green Bean Exports Increased by 5% in 2014

Other Non-Perennial Crops September 16, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

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France continued its dominance of the global green bean trade. In 2014, France exported 100 thousand tonnes of green beans totaling 80 million USD, 5% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the global green bean market was Italy, where it supplied 33% of its total bean exports in value terms, accounting for essentially all of Italy's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, France was a net importer of green beans. Over this period, imports consistently exceeded exports in value terms. However, in physical terms, the difference was less pronounced.

The Netherlands and the U.S. were among the other main global suppliers of green beans in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were Guatemala (+40% per year) and Egypt (+16% per year).

France's top 5 trading partners in 2014 were Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom, with a combined 90% share of France's green bean exports. The share of the Netherlands increased (+7 percentage points), while the share of Spain illustrated negative dynamics (-6 percentage points).

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