Imported Pickles by Country

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International purchases of imported pickles totaled US$575.4 million in 2017.

Overall, the value of pickles imports fell by an average -3% for all importing countries since 2013 when international purchases of pickles were valued at $592.9 billion but rose by 7.7% from 2016 to 2017.

From a continental perspective, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of imported pickles during 2017 with purchases valued at $372.9 billion or almost two-thirds (64.8%) of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 22.2% while 7.7% of pickles imported worldwide was delivered to Australia, New Zealand and other Oceanian buyers.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for pickles is 200110.

Imported Pickles by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2017.

  1. Canada: US$66.7 million (11.6% of total pickles imports)
  2. United States: $58.9 million (10.2%)
  3. Germany: $55.4 million (9.6%)
  4. Netherlands: $54.8 million (9.5%)
  5. France: $40.9 million (7.1%)
  6. United Kingdom: $38.8 million (6.8%)
  7. Russia: $29.3 million (5.1%)
  8. Spain: $18 million (3.1%)
  9. Belgium: $16.2 million (2.8%)
  10. Switzerland: $14.4 million (2.5%)
  11. Australia: $10 million (1.7%)
  12. Poland: $10 million (1.7%)
  13. Czech Republic: $9 million (1.6%)
  14. Austria: $7.72 million (1.3%)
  15. Sweden: $7.7 million (1.3%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased about three-quarters (76.1%) of all pickles imported in 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage of overall pickles shipments for each importer.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for pickles since 2013 were: Poland (up 53.7%), Spain (up 51.2%), Australia (up 32%) and United Kingdom (up 28.2%).

Those countries that posted declines in their imported pickles purchases were led by: Russia (down -55.3%), Belgium (down -43.4%), Austria (down -15.9%) and Switzerland (down -10.6%).

Canada

Pickles Imported into Canada

Canada’s global purchases of imported pickles totaled US$66.7 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Canada imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. United States: US$53 million (up 6.6% from 2013)
  2. India: $9.4 million (up 23.2%)
  3. France: $976,000 (up 33.3%)
  4. Lebanon: $759,000 (up 49.1%)
  5. Austria: $748,000 (up 1,681%)
  6. Germany: $589,000 (up 50.6%)
  7. Poland: $337,000 (down -14.9%)
  8. Turkey: $171,000 (up 41.3%)
  9. Iran: $124,000 (down -42.9%)
  10. Italy: $106,000 (up 1,667%)
  11. Israel: $84,000 (down -2.3%)
  12. Macedonia: $73,000 (down -2.7%)
  13. Taiwan: $63,000 (down -18.2%)
  14. South Korea: $45,000 (up 221.4%)
  15. Egypt: $34,000 (up 920%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.7% of Canada’s pickles imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of pickles to Canada since 2013 were: Austria (up 1,681%), Italy (up 1,667%), Egypt (up 920%) and South Korea (up 221.4%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their pickles supplied to Canadian importers included: Iran (down -42.9%), Taiwan (down -18.2%), Poland (down -14.9%) and Macedonia (down -2.7%).

Overall, the value of Canada’s pickles imports rose by an average 10.5% from all supplying countries since 2013 when pickles purchases were valued at $60.4 million.

US

Pickles Imported into the United States

America’s global purchases of imported pickles totaled US$58.9 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the US imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. India: US$30.5 million (up 7.4% from 2013)
  2. Vietnam: $6.8 million (up 3,827%)
  3. Canada: $4.6 million (up 31%)
  4. Israel: $3.2 million (up 6.9%)
  5. Germany: $3 million (up 24.4%)
  6. France: $2.5 million (up 52.9%)
  7. Turkey: $2.31 million (down -46.1%)
  8. Poland: $2.28 million (down -13.3%)
  9. Mexico: $1.1 million (up 261.8%)
  10. Lebanon: $508,000 (down -32.9%)
  11. Bulgaria: $289,000 (down -18.1%)
  12. China: $289,000 (up 80.6%)
  13. Taiwan: $247,000 (up 51.5%)
  14. Iran: $241,000 (up 517.9%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 98.7% of United States’s pickles imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of pickles to United States since 2013 were: Italy (up 3,850%), Vietnam (up 3,827%), Iran (up 517.9%) and Mexico (up 261.8%).

Four countries experienced declines in the value of their pickles supplied to American importers, namely Turkey (down -46.1%), Lebanon (down -32.9%), Bulgaria (down -18.1%) and Poland (down -13.3%).

Overall, the value of US imports were up by an average 20.9% from all supplying countries since 2013 when pickles purchases were valued at $48.7 million.

Germany

Pickles Imported into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported pickles totaled US$55.4 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Netherlands: US$17.4 million (up 1.2% from 2013)
  2. Turkey: $17.3 million (down -19.4%)
  3. India: $13.4 million (up 72.8%)
  4. Poland: $4.4 million (down -21.5%)
  5. Austria: $507,000 (down -18.4%)
  6. Lithuania: $375,000 (down -34.4%)
  7. Denmark: $362,000 (down -50%)
  8. Vietnam: $302,000 (up 420.7%)
  9. Czech Republic: $152,000 (up 580.6%)
  10. Macedonia: $144,000 (down -25%)
  11. Lebanon: $135,000 (up 95.7%)
  12. Egypt: $134,000 (up 13,300%)
  13. Iran: $127,000 (down -16.4%)
  14. France: $124,000 (up 169.6%)
  15. Hungary: $122,000 (down -47.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.2% of Germany’s pickles imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of pickles to Germany since 2013 were: Egypt (up 13,300%), Czech Republic (up 580.6%), Vietnam (up 420.7%) and France (up 169.6%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their pickles supplied to German importers included: Denmark (down -50%), Hungary (down -47.2%), Lithuania (down -34.4%) and Macedonia (down -25.0%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s pickles imports were down by an average -2.6% from all supplying countries since 2013 when pickles purchases were valued at $56.9 million.

Netherlands

Pickles Imported into the Netherlands

Dutch global purchases of imported pickles totaled US$54.7 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the Netherlands imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Turkey: US$24.3 million (up 7.8% from 2013)
  2. Germany: $20.3 million (up 25.2%)
  3. Belgium: $4.1 million (down -2.9%)
  4. India: $2.8 million (down -28%)
  5. Italy: $659,000 (up 1,218%)
  6. Poland: $465,000 (up 3,000%)
  7. France: $450,000 (up 143.2%)
  8. Spain: $432,000 (up 3,827%)
  9. Sri Lanka: $315,000 (down -36.6%)
  10. United Kingdom: $188,000 (up 88%)
  11. Austria: $102,000 (no 2013 data)
  12. Czech Republic: $91,000 (no 2013 data)
  13. Denmark: $67,000 (no 2013 data)
  14. Finland: $58,000 (no 2013 data)
  15. Iran: $54,000 (down -28%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.3% of pickles imported by the Netheralnds in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of pickles to Netherlands since 2013 were: Czech Republic (up 9,000%), Denmark (up 4,925%), Spain (up 3,827%) and Poland (up 3,000%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their pickles supplied to Dutch importers included: Finland (down -40%), Sri Lanka (down -36.6%), India (down -28%) and Iran (down -28%).

Overall, the value of Netherlands’s pickles imports rose an average 11.5% from all supplying countries since 2013 when pickles purchases were valued at $49.1 million.



 

Searchable List of Pickles Importer Countries

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RankImporter2017 Pickles Imports% World Total
1.Canada$66.7 million11.6%
2.United States$58.9 million10.2%
3.Germany$55.4 million9.6%
4.Netherlands$54.8 million9.5%
5.France$40.9 million7.1%
6.United Kingdom$38.8 million6.8%
7.Russia$29.3 million5.1%
8.Spain$18 million3.1%
9.Belgium$16.2 million2.8%
10.Switzerland$14.4 million2.5%
11.Australia$10 million1.7%
12.Poland$10 million1.7%
13.Czech Republic$9 million1.6%
14.Austria$7.72 million1.3%
15.Sweden$7.7 million1.3%
16.Denmark$7.5 million1.3%
17.Italy$7.5 million1.3%
18.South Korea$7.4 million1.3%
19.Romania$7.2 million1.3%
20.Japan$6.7 million1.2%
21.Latvia$5.7 million1%
22.Finland$5.3 million0.9%
23.Lithuania$5.2 million0.9%
24.Slovakia$4.1 million0.7%
25.Hungary$3.6 million0.6%
26.Saudi Arabia$3.5 million0.6%
27.Kazakhstan$3.4 million0.6%
28.China$3.2 million0.6%
29.Chile$3 million0.5%
30.Ireland$2.8 million0.5%
31.New Zealand$2.8 million0.5%
32.Croatia$2.7 million0.5%
33.Estonia$2.5 million0.4%
34.Slovenia$2.4 million0.4%
35.Brazil$2.3 million0.4%
36.Mongolia$2.3 million0.4%
37.Mexico$2.2 million0.4%
38.Belarus$2.1 million0.4%
39.Greece$2.1 million0.4%
40.Bulgaria$2 million0.4%
41.South Africa$2 million0.4%
42.Israel$2 million0.3%
43.Kuwait$1.7 million0.3%
44.Philippines$1.5 million0.3%
45.Taiwan$1.5 million0.3%
46.United Arab Emirates$1.5 million0.3%
47.Portugal$1.4 million0.2%
48.Serbia$1.3 million0.2%
49.Montenegro$1.3 million0.2%
50.Luxembourg$1.2 million0.2%
51.Iraq$1.2 million0.2%
52.Algeria$1.2 million0.2%
53.Singapore$1.1 million0.2%
54.Costa Rica$1.1 million0.2%
55.Georgia$1 million0.2%
56.Hong Kong$876,0000.2%
57.Norway$872,0000.2%
58.Colombia$864,0000.2%
59.Palestine$768,0000.1%
60.Malaysia$696,0000.1%
61.El Salvador$618,0000.1%
62.Argentina$593,0000.1%
63.Azerbaijan$591,0000.1%
64.Armenia$567,0000.1%
65.Qatar$540,0000.1%
66.Iceland$475,0000.1%
67.Paraguay$466,0000.1%
68.Nicaragua$448,0000.1%
69.Dominican Republic$421,0000.1%
70.Egypt$411,0000.1%
71.Morocco$388,0000.1%
72.Bosnia/Herzegovina$384,0000.1%
73.Honduras$329,0000.1%
74.Guatemala$321,0000.1%
75.Cyprus$300,0000.1%
76.Thailand$298,0000.1%
77.Panama$284,0000.05%
78.Ukraine$260,0000.05%
79.Kyrgyzstan$243,0000.04%
80.Jordan$234,0000.04%
81.Cuba$210,0000.04%
82.Uruguay$193,0000.03%
83.Oman$192,0000.03%
84.India$172,0000.03%
85.Indonesia$170,0000.03%
86.Libya$169,0000.03%
87.Malta$162,0000.03%
88.Malawi$157,0000.03%
89.Namibia$154,0000.03%
90.Vietnam$154,0000.03%
91.Nigeria$152,0000.03%
92.Bahrain$142,0000.02%
93.Greenland$130,0000.02%
94.New Caledonia$121,0000.02%
95.Aruba$119,0000.02%
96.Peru$118,0000.02%
97.Lebanon$91,0000.02%
98.Cambodia$86,0000.01%
99.Mauritius$84,0000.01%
100.Moldova$83,0000.01%
101.Macao$76,0000.01%
102.Macedonia$75,0000.01%
103.Senegal$69,0000.01%
104.Bahamas$67,0000.01%
105.Ecuador$65,0000.01%
106.Bermuda$64,0000.01%
107.Bolivia$64,0000.01%
108.Zambia$62,0000.01%
109.Kenya$57,0000.01%
110.Belize$55,0000.01%
111.French Polynesia$52,0000.01%
112.Gabon$47,0000.01%
113.Madagascar$47,0000.01%
114.Côte d'Ivoire$44,0000.01%
115.Ethiopia$44,0000.01%
116.Zimbabwe$43,0000.01%
117.Faroe Islands$41,0000.01%
118.Turkmenistan$38,0000.01%
119.Suriname$37,0000.01%
120.Fiji$37,0000.01%
121.Jamaica$34,0000.01%
122.Trinidad/Tobago$31,0000.01%
123.Tajikistan$28,0000.005%
124.Botswana$26,0000.005%
125.Turkey$25,0000.004%
126.Maldives$24,0000.004%
127.Bangladesh$23,0000.004%
128.Sri Lanka$20,0000.003%
129.Pakistan$20,0000.003%
130.Angola$19,0000.003%
131.Democratic Rep. Congo$19,0000.003%
132.Curaçao$19,0000.003%
133.Guyana$18,0000.003%
134.US Minor Outlying Is$17,0000.003%
135.Venezuela$17,0000.003%
136.Barbados$16,0000.003%
137.Nepal$14,0000.002%
138.Mali$14,0000.002%
139.Tunisia$14,0000.002%
140.Congo$13,0000.002%
141.Uzbekistan$12,0000.002%
142.Burkina Faso$10,0000.002%
143.Rwanda$10,0000.002%
144.Afghanistan$10,0000.002%
145.Cabo Verde$10,0000.002%
146.Cameroon$10,0000.002%
147.Mozambique$10,0000.002%
148.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$9,0000.002%
149.Lesotho$9,0000.002%
150.Antigua/Barbuda$9,0000.002%
151.Seychelles$8,0000.001%
152.Swaziland$7,0000.001%
153.Sudan$7,0000.001%
154.Togo$7,0000.001%
155.Equatorial Guinea$7,0000.001%
156.Djibouti$7,0000.001%
157.Palau$7,0000.001%
158.Gibraltar$6,0000.001%
159.Albania$6,0000.001%
160.Uganda$6,0000.001%
161.Cook Islands$5,0000.001%
162.Ghana$4,0000.001%
163.Andorra$4,0000.001%
164.Brunei Darussalam$4,0000.001%
165.North Korea$4,0000.001%
166.Yemen$4,0000.001%
167.Saint Kitts/Nevis$4,0000.001%
168.Saint Lucia$3,0000.001%
169.St. Pierre/Miquelon$3,0000.001%
170.Timor-Leste$3,0000.001%
171.Syria$3,0000.001%
172.Haiti$3,0000.001%
173.Iran$3,0000.001%
174.Laos$2,0000.0003%
175.Niger$2,0000.0003%
176.Vanuatu$2,0000.0003%
177.British Virgin Islands$2,0000.0003%
178.Papua New Guinea$2,0000.0003%
179.Sao Tome/Principe$2,0000.0003%
180.Somalia$2,0000.0003%
181.Tanzania$1,0000.0002%
182.Wallis/Futuna Is$1,0000.0002%
183.Myanmar (Burma)$1,0000.0002%
184.Chad$1,0000.0002%
185.Gambia$1,0000.0002%
186.Benin$1,0000.0002%
187.Niue$1,0000.0002%
188.Norfolk Island$1,0000.0002%
189.Marshall Islands$1,0000.0002%


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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on August 24, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on August 24, 2018

Investopedia, Net Importer Definition. Accessed on August 24, 2018