Melon Market - Spain’s Melon Exports down by 13% in 2014

Vegetables And Melons September 20, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

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Spain dominates in the global melon trade. In 2014, Spain exported 397 thousand tonnes of melon totaling 336 million USD, 13% under the previous year. Its primary trading partner on the global melon market was France, where it supplied 30% of its total melon exports in value terms, accounting for 49% of France's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, Spain was a net exporter of melon. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. In physical terms the difference was the same.

The Netherlands and Guatemala were among the other main global suppliers of melon in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters from 2007 to 2014 were China (+42% per year) and the Netherlands (+11% per year). The Netherlands strengthened its position in the global export structure.

In 2014, Spain's top 5 trading partners were France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Portugal, with a combined 82% share of Spain's melon exports. The share of France increased (+7 percentage points), while the share of the United Kingdom illustrated negative dynamics (-4 percentage points).

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Source: World: Melon - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020