Cinnamon Exports by Country

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Global sales from cinnamon exports by country totaled US$632.1 million in 2017.

The overall value of cinnamon exports rose by an average 65.2% for all exporting countries since 2013 when worldwide cinnamon shipments were valued at $382.5 million. Year over year, exported cinnamon appreciated 27% from 2016 to 2017.

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 2017:

  1. Sri Lanka: US$202.5 million (32% of total cinnamon exports)
  2. Indonesia: $148.1 million (23.4%)
  3. China: $109.7 million (17.4%)
  4. Vietnam: $79.4 million (12.6%)
  5. Netherlands: $22.9 million (3.6%)
  6. United States: $10.5 million (1.7%)
  7. Germany: $10.1 million (1.6%)
  8. Madagascar: $5.8 million (0.9%)
  9. France: $5.6 million (0.9%)
  10. India: $3.9 million (0.6%)
  11. Austria: $3.6 million (0.6%)
  12. Poland: $2.8 million (0.4%)
  13. United Kingdom: $2.5 million (0.4%)
  14. Spain: $2.4 million (0.4%)
  15. Czech Republic: $2.0 million (0.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 96.8% of global cinnamon exports in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing cinnamon exporters since 2013 were: Czech Republic (up 347.1%), Spain (up 259.9%), United Kingdom (up 206.1%) and Madagascar (up 195.7%).

Only one top country posted a decline in its exported cinnamon sales since 2013, namely France via its -1.4% slowdown.

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for cinnamon during 2017. 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$201.9 million (net export surplus up 52.3% since 2013)
  2. Indonesia: $145 million (up 107.4%)
  3. China: $108.4 million (up 63.6%)
  4. Vietnam: $61.1 million (up 26.1%)
  5. Madagascar: $5.8 million (up 195.7%)
  6. Netherlands: $2.8 million (up 48.7%)
  7. Austria: $689,000 (up 60.2%)
  8. Nepal: $485,000 (up 63.9%)
  9. Estonia: $182,000 (down -71.4%)
  10. Seychelles: $155,000 (up 15.7%)
  11. Laos: $67,000 (no 2013 data)
  12. Suriname: $41,000 (reversing a -$12,000 deficit)
  13. Saint Kitts/Nevis: $22,000 (reversing a -$9,000 deficit)
  14. Grenada: $22,000 (up 0.5%)
  15. Dominica: $17,000 (down -19%)

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 2017. 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 102.3% since 2013)
  2. Mexico: -$88.3 million (up 38.5%)
  3. India: -$42.2 million (up 67.9%)
  4. Peru: -$16.1 million (up 73.9%)
  5. Bangladesh: -$11.4 million (up 21.8%)
  6. Colombia: -$10.5 million (up 35.3%)
  7. Canada: -$10.2 million (up 93.8%)
  8. United Kingdom: -$10.1 million (up 28.1%)
  9. Japan: -$9.8 million (up 28.3%)
  10. United Arab Emirates: -$9.2 million (up 163.3%)
  11. Guatemala: -$8.6 million (up 107.8%)
  12. Brazil: -$8.6 million (up 204.6%)
  13. Ecuador: -$7.5 million (up 33.5%)
  14. Pakistan: -$7.1 million (up 156.5%)
  15. Saudi Arabia: -$7 million (up 52.5%)

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

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RankExporter2017 Cinnamon Exports% World Total
1.Sri LankaUS$202.5 million32%
2.Indonesia$148.1 million23.4%
3.China$109.7 million17.4%
4.Vietnam$79.4 million12.6%
5.Netherlands$22.9 million3.6%
6.United States$10.5 million1.7%
7.Germany$10.1 million1.6%
8.Madagascar$5.8 million0.9%
9.France$5.6 million0.9%
10.India$3.9 million0.6%
11.Austria$3.6 million0.6%
12.Poland$2.8 million0.4%
13.United Kingdom$2.5 million0.4%
14.Spain$2.4 million0.4%
15.Czech Republic$2 million0.3%
16.Sweden$1.8 million0.3%
17.Estonia$1.4 million0.2%
18.Mexico$1.3 million0.2%
19.Malaysia$1.2 million0.2%
20.Singapore$1.2 million0.2%
21.Nepal$1.2 million0.2%
22.Portugal$877,0000.1%
23.Belgium$856,0000.1%
24.Guatemala$742,0000.1%
25.Italy$722,0000.1%
26.Canada$693,0000.1%
27.Australia$608,0000.1%
28.Latvia$555,0000.1%
29.United Arab Emirates$520,0000.1%
30.Jordan$456,0000.1%
31.South Africa$407,0000.1%
32.Russia$377,0000.1%
33.Costa Rica$352,0000.1%
34.Croatia$296,0000.05%
35.Colombia$277,0000.04%
36.Denmark$265,0000.04%
37.Israel$265,0000.04%
38.Switzerland$237,0000.04%
39.Hong Kong$234,0000.04%
40.Syria$228,0000.04%
41.Slovakia$213,0000.03%
42.Turkey$189,0000.03%
43.Finland$181,0000.03%
44.Thailand$180,0000.03%
45.El Salvador$160,0000.03%
46.Seychelles$158,0000.02%
47.Slovenia$158,0000.02%
48.Romania$158,0000.02%
49.Greece$148,0000.02%
50.Serbia$118,0000.02%
51.Taiwan$114,0000.02%
52.Bulgaria$110,0000.02%
53.Chile$108,0000.02%
54.Hungary$95,0000.02%
55.Lithuania$93,0000.01%
56.Tanzania$74,0000.01%
57.Suriname$73,0000.01%
58.Saudi Arabia$71,0000.01%
59.Laos$67,0000.01%
60.Oman$61,0000.01%
61.Ecuador$60,0000.01%
62.Ethiopia$57,0000.01%
63.Ukraine$46,0000.01%
64.Trinidad/Tobago$44,0000.01%
65.Peru$42,0000.01%
66.Nicaragua$39,0000.01%
67.Egypt$35,0000.01%
68.Bangladesh$35,0000.01%
69.Brazil$29,0000.005%
70.Lebanon$22,0000.003%
71.Grenada$22,0000.003%
72.St Kitts/Nevis$22,0000.003%
73.New Zealand$20,0000.003%
74.Dominican Republic$20,0000.003%
75.Dominica$17,0000.003%
76.Kenya$17,0000.003%
77.Aruba$17,0000.003%
78.Kuwait$15,0000.002%
79.Ghana$15,0000.002%
80.Comoros$14,0000.002%
81.South Korea$14,0000.002%
82.Ireland$9,0000.001%
83.Iran$8,0000.001%
84.Cyprus$8,0000.001%
85.Morocco$7,0000.001%
86.Luxembourg$5,0000.001%
87.Fiji$4,0000.001%
88.Bolivia$3,0000.0005%
89.Bosnia/Herzegovina$3,0000.0005%
90.Timor-Leste$3,0000.0005%
91.Pakistan$2,0000.0003%
92.Argentina$2,0000.0003%
93.Afghanistan$2,0000.0003%
94.Jamaica$2,0000.0003%
95.Guyana$1,0000.0002%
96.Georgia$1,0000.0002%
97.Norway$1,0000.0002%
98.Macedonia$1,0000.0002%
99.Uganda$1,0000.0002%
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Research Sources:
Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 2, 2018