Cinnamon Exports by Country

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Global sales for cinnamon exports by country totaled US$691.1 million in 2018. The overall value of cinnamon exports rose by an average 47.6% for all exporting countries since 2014 when worldwide cinnamon shipments were valued at 468.2 million. Year over year, exported cinnamon appreciated 4.9% from 2017 to 2018.

From a continental perspective, 86.7% of total cinnamon exports were shipped from Asia. Smaller percentages came from exporters in Europe (9.6%), North America (2.2%), Africa (1.2%), Latin America (0.2%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, and Oceania (0.1%) led by Australia.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 0906 for cinnamon and cinnamon-tree flowers.

Cinnamon Exports by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of cinnamon during 2018.

  1. Sri Lanka: US$194.9 million (28.2% of total cinnamon exports)
  2. Indonesia: $141.4 million (20.5%)
  3. China: $135.5 million (19.6%)
  4. Vietnam: $116.8 million (16.9%)
  5. Netherlands: $23.2 million (3.4%)
  6. United States: $12.8 million (1.9%)
  7. Germany: $11.3 million (1.6%)
  8. France: $8.7 million (1.3%)
  9. Madagascar: $7.3 million (1.1%)
  10. India: $6.2 million (0.9%)
  11. Poland: $3.6 million (0.5%)
  12. Austria: $3.5 million (0.5%)
  13. Spain: $2.8 million (0.4%)
  14. United Kingdom: $2.8 million (0.4%)
  15. Sweden: $1.9 million (0.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 97.3% of global cinnamon exports in 2018 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing cinnamon exporters since 2014 were: Poland (up 271.4%), Spain (up 206.5%), India (up 152.4%) and Madagascar (up 139.5%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for cinnamon during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s exported cinnamon and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Sri Lanka: US$193.2 million (net export surplus up 47.2% since 2014)
  2. Indonesia: $138 million (up 29.7%)
  3. China: $133.9 million (up 72%)
  4. Vietnam: $73.6 million (down -2.1%)
  5. Madagascar: $7.3 million (up 139.5%)
  6. Tanzania: $582,000 (reversing a -$48,000 deficit)
  7. Nepal: $151,000 (down -61.4%)
  8. Estonia: $95,000 (down -85.9%)
  9. Seychelles: $83,000 (down -17.8%)
  10. Laos: $68,000 (no 2014 data)
  11. Gabon: $20,000 (reversing a -$2,000 deficit)
  12. Macao: $19,000 (reversing a -$9,000 deficit)
  13. Saint Kitts/Nevis: $17,000 (reversing a -$9,000 deficit)
  14. Grenada: $12,000 (down -58.6%)
  15. North Korea: $3,000 (no 2014 data)

Sri Lanka has the highest surplus in the international trade of cinnamon. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Sri Lanka’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for cinnamon during 2018. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s imported cinnamon purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$111.7 million (net export deficit up 62.2% since 2014)
  2. Mexico: -$98.7 million (up 45.1%)
  3. India: -$65.5 million (up 38.6%)
  4. Peru: -$22.3 million (up 205.2%)
  5. Bangladesh: -$15.9 million (no 2014 data)
  6. Canada: -$12.3 million (up 102%)
  7. United Kingdom: -$11.4 million (up 38.7%)
  8. Colombia: -$10.8 million (up 40%)
  9. Brazil: -$10.2 million (up 163.6%)
  10. Ecuador: -$9.9 million (up 110.7%)
  11. Saudi Arabia: -$9.6 million (up 117.8%)
  12. Japan: -$9.5 million (up 35.8%)
  13. Germany: -$8.9 million (up 55.2%)
  14. Spain: -$8.7 million (up 49.9%)
  15. United Arab Emirates: -$8.4 million (up 301.5%)

The United States of America incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of cinnamon. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for cinnamon-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful consumer demand.

Companies

Cinnamon-Sticks Exporting Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers are examples of cinnamon-sticks trading exporters. The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses:

  • CV Kerinci Agro (Indonesia)
  • G.P. De Silva Spices (United States)
  • Justingredients (United Kingdom)
  • Nature’s Agro Products Lanka Co. (Sri Lanka)
  • RKR Exports (India)
  • Vietnam Hanfimex Corp. (Vietnam)
  • Wuzhou Hengsheng Trading Co. (China)
  • Yehiawy (Egypt)


Searchable List of Cinnamon Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterCinnamon Exports (US$)%World Total
1.Sri Lanka$194.9 million28.2%
2.Indonesia$141.4 million20.5%
3.China$135.5 million19.6%
4.Vietnam$116.8 million16.9%
5.Netherlands$23.2 million3.4%
6.United States$12.8 million1.9%
7.Germany$11.3 million1.6%
8.France$8.7 million1.3%
9.Madagascar$7.3 million1.1%
10.India$6.2 million0.9%
11.Poland$3.6 million0.5%
12.Austria$3.5 million0.5%
13.Spain$2.8 million0.4%
14.United Kingdom$2.8 million0.4%
15.Sweden$1.9 million0.3%
16.Estonia$1.5 million0.2%
17.Singapore$1.3 million0.2%
18.Mexico$1.3 million0.2%
19.Portugal$1.1 million0.2%
20.Italy$1.1 million0.2%
21.Belgium$964,0000.1%
22.Malaysia$931,0000.1%
23.Czech Republic$811,0000.1%
24.Canada$725,0000.1%
25.Tanzania$590,0000.1%
26.Latvia$521,0000.1%
27.Guatemala$471,0000.1%
28.Jordan$422,0000.1%
29.Syrian Arab Republic$384,0000.1%
30.Israel$376,0000.1%
31.Australia$353,0000.1%
32.Russia$352,0000.1%
33.Costa Rica$332,0000.05%
34.Denmark$320,0000.05%
35.Croatia$314,0000.05%
36.South Africa$284,0000.04%
37.Nepal$276,0000.04%
38.Turkey$265,0000.04%
39.Colombia$233,0000.03%
40.Romania$220,0000.03%
41.Finland$215,0000.03%
42.Slovakia$213,0000.03%
43.Greece$203,0000.03%
44.Slovenia$182,0000.03%
45.Thailand$179,0000.03%
46.El Salvador$176,0000.03%
47.Egypt$147,0000.02%
48.Bulgaria$128,0000.02%
49.Serbia$116,0000.02%
50.Hong Kong$110,0000.02%
51.United Arab Emirates$93,0000.01%
52.Switzerland$92,0000.01%
53.Taiwan$90,0000.01%
54.Seychelles$89,0000.01%
55.Kenya$84,0000.01%
56.Uganda$78,0000.01%
57.Peru$77,0000.01%
58.Lithuania$75,0000.01%
59.Laos$68,0000.01%
60.Ecuador$68,0000.01%
61.Hungary$52,0000.01%
62.Ukraine$46,0000.01%
63.Macao$43,0000.01%
64.Pakistan$40,0000.01%
65.South Korea$34,0000.005%
66.Bangladesh$32,0000.005%
67.Dominican Republic$30,0000.004%
68.New Zealand$23,0000.003%
69.Gabon$21,0000.003%
70.Saint Kitts/Nevis$17,0000.002%
71.Cyprus$16,0000.002%
72.Morocco$13,0000.002%
73.Grenada$12,0000.002%
74.Iran$12,0000.002%
75.Ireland$11,0000.002%
76.Lebanon$10,0000.001%
77.Bosnia/Herzegovina$10,0000.001%
78.Norway$10,0000.001%
79.Nicaragua$9,0000.001%
80.Belarus$9,0000.001%
81.Myanmar (Burma)$8,0000.001%
82.Brazil$8,0000.001%
83.Bolivia$8,0000.001%
84.Luxembourg$6,0000.001%
85.North Macedonia$6,0000.001%
86.Venezuela$6,0000.001%
87.Trinidad/Tobago$5,0000.001%
88.North Korea$4,0000.001%
89.Iceland$4,0000.001%
90.Guyana$4,0000.001%
91.Dominica$4,0000.001%
92.Uzbekistan$3,0000.0004%
93.Suriname$3,0000.0004%
94.Papua New Guinea$2,0000.0003%
95.Albania$2,0000.0003%
96.Haiti$1,0000.0001%
97.Georgia$1,0000.0001%
98.Saudi Arabia$1,0000.0001%
99.Sierra Leone$1,0000.0001%
100.Tunisia$1,0000.0001%
101.Togo$1,0000.0001%
102.Tonga$1,0000.0001%


See also Sugar Exports by Country and Cheese Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 24, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 24, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 24, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 24, 2019

Wikipedia, Cinnamon. Accessed on May 24, 2019