Thailand and China Were the Leading Destinations of Japan’s Persimmon Imports in 2014

Tropical And Subtropical Fruits October 07, 2015
Author: Svetlana Sitkova
Head of Industrial Research Department

The value of persimmon total imports in 2014 was 358 thousand USD. There was an annual increase of 7% for the period from 2007 to 2014. In physical terms, the total volume reached 208 tonnes in 2014, which was 49 tonnes (31%) more than the year before.

In 2014, Thailand (66.8%) and China (22.3%) were the leading destinations of persimmon imports, together making up 89.1% of Japan's imports. The share of Thailand increased significantly, while the share of China illustrated negative dynamics. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

From 2007 to 2014, Israel and New Zealand were unique suppliers of persimmons to Japan. In 2014, Israel supplied 200 tonnes, holding a 96.2% share of total Japan's persimmon imports.

Between 2007 and 2014, Israel had the highest growth rates of imports, with a CAGR of 9%. New Zealand decreased persimmon volumes by 1% (Y-o-Y).

Source: Japan: Persimmons - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020