Imported Pickles by Country

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International purchases of imported pickles totaled US$644.6 million in 2018.

Overall, the cost of imported pickles increased by an average 4.5% for all importing countries since 2014 when international purchases of pickles cost $617.1 million and rose by 10.5% from 2017 to 2018.

From a continental perspective, European countries bought the highest dollar worth of imported pickles during 2018 with purchases costing $431.5 billion or about two-thirds (66.9%) of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 20.5% while 7.4% of pickles imported worldwide were delivered to Asia. Smaller percentages went to buyers in Oceania (2.4%) led by Australia and New Zealand, Latin America (1.8%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, and Africa (0.9%).

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 2018.

  1. Canada: US$67.4 million (10.5% of total pickles imports)
  2. United States: $62.3 million (9.7%)
  3. Netherlands: $60.3 million (9.3%)
  4. France: $55.5 million (8.6%)
  5. Germany: $52.4 million (8.1%)
  6. United Kingdom: $42.8 million (6.6%)
  7. Russia: $38.7 million (6%)
  8. Belgium: $23.6 million (3.7%)
  9. Switzerland: $16 million (2.5%)
  10. Spain: $15.2 million (2.4%)
  11. Poland: $12.3 million (1.9%)
  12. Australia: $12 million (1.9%)
  13. Romania: $11 million (1.7%)
  14. Italy: $10.5 million (1.6%)
  15. Austria: $10.2 million (1.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased around three-quarters (76%) of all pickles imported in 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage of overall pickles shipments for each importer.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for pickles since 2014 were: Romania (up 100.9%), Poland (up 50.4%), United States (up 37.1%) and Australia (up 36.7%).

Five countries posted declines in their imported pickles purchases namely: Russia (down -42.6%), Spain (down -18.1%), Germany (down -12.3%), Italy (down -6.6%) and Switzerland (down -4.3%).

Canada

Pickles Imported into Canada

Canada’s global purchases of imported pickles totaled US$67.4 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Canada imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. United States: US$50.8 million (up 1.5% from 2014)
  2. India: $12.5 million (up 70.5%)
  3. France: $760,000 (down -7.3%)
  4. Lebanon: $640,000 (up 16.6%)
  5. Germany: $602,000 (up 27%)
  6. Austria: $510,000 (up 105.6%)
  7. Poland: $484,000 (up 3.9%)
  8. Turkey: $211,000 (down -4.1%)
  9. Israel: $182,000 (up 80.2%)
  10. Iran: $150,000 (up 145.9%)
  11. Italy: $125,000 (no 2014 data)
  12. Taiwan: $53,000 (up 43.2%)
  13. North Macedonia: $47,000 (down -2.1%)
  14. Egypt: $44,000 (up 2,100%)
  15. Vietnam: $37,000 (up 117.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.6% of Canada’s pickles imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of pickles to Canada since 2014 were: Egypt (up 2,100%), Iran (up 145.9%), Vietnam (up 117.6%) and Austria (up 105.6%).

Three countries experienced declines in the value of their pickles supplied to Canadian importers namely: France (down -7.3%), Turkey (down -4.1%) and North Macedonia (down -2.1%).

Overall, the value of Canada’s pickles imports rose by an average 10.9% from all supplying countries since 2014 when pickles purchases were valued at $60.8 million.

US

Pickles Imported into the United States

America’s global purchases of imported pickles totaled US$62.3 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the US imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. India: US$38.3 million (up 42.6% from 2014)
  2. Canada: $4.4 million (up 35.8%)
  3. Germany: $3.5 million (up 22%)
  4. Israel: $3.3 million (up 14.3%)
  5. Turkey: $3.1 million (up 42.5%)
  6. Poland: $2.4 million (up 0.1%)
  7. France: $2.2 million (up 1.5%)
  8. Mexico: $916,000 (up 93.2%)
  9. Lebanon: $706,000 (up 15.2%)
  10. Egypt: $578,000 (up 2,212%)
  11. Vietnam: $426,000 (up 53.8%)
  12. Bulgaria: $368,000 (down -3.7%)
  13. Taiwan: $345,000 (up 31.2%)
  14. China: $289,000 (up 16.5%)
  15. Italy: $199,000 (up 6,533%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 97.7% of United States’ pickles imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of pickles to United States since 2014 were: Italy (up 6,533%), Egypt (up 2,212%), Mexico (up 93.2%) and Vietnam (up 53.8%).

Only Bulgaria experienced a decline in the value of its pickles supplied to American importers thanks to a -3.7% slowdown.

Overall, the value of United States’ pickles imports accelerated by an average 37.1% from all supplying countries since 2014 when pickles purchases were valued at $45.4 million.

Netherlands

Pickles Imported into the Netherlands

Dutch global purchases of imported pickles totaled US$60.3 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the Netherlands imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Germany: US$25.3 million (up 47.5% from 2014)
  2. Turkey: $21.5 million (down -11.9%)
  3. India: $7.6 million (up 188.5%)
  4. Belgium: $1.8 million (down -16.7%)
  5. Italy: $804,000 (no 2014 data)
  6. France: $697,000 (up 3,568%)
  7. Sri Lanka: $588,000 (up 39.3%)
  8. Hungary: $578,000 (no 2014 data)
  9. Poland: $354,000 (up 5,800%)
  10. Spain: $235,000 (up 2,838%)
  11. Lebanon: $192,000 (up 700%)
  12. Austria: $143,000 (no 2014 data)
  13. Egypt: $126,000 (up 404%)
  14. Syria: $92,000 (up 1,214%)
  15. Iran: $89,000 (up 18.7%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.6% of pickles imported by the Netherlands in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of pickles to Netherlands since 2014 were: Poland (up 5,800%), France (up 3,568%), Spain (up 2,838%) and Syria (up 1,214%).

Two countries experienced declines in the value of their pickles supplied to Dutch importers namely Belgium (down -16.7%) and Turkey (down -11.9%).

Overall, the value of Netherlands’ pickles imports increased by an average 27.5% from all supplying countries since 2014 when pickles purchases were valued at $47.2 million.

France

Pickles Imported into France

France’s global purchases of imported pickles totaled US$55.5 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of pickles during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Germany: US$22.3 million (up 93.5% from 2014)
  2. India: $9.3 million (up 100.9%)
  3. Belgium: $7.9 million (down -28.1%)
  4. Netherlands: $4 million (up 944.9%)
  5. Hungary: $3.8 million (up 280.8%)
  6. Malta: $2 million (no 2014 data)
  7. Turkey: $1.6 million (down -64.9%)
  8. Italy: $1.4 million (up 60.8%)
  9. Poland: $841,000 (up 15%)
  10. United Kingdom: $771,000 (down -67.4%)
  11. United States: $509,000 (up 51%)
  12. Spain: $446,000 (down -31%)
  13. Lebanon: $159,000 (down -9.7%)
  14. Sweden: $138,000 (no 2014 data)
  15. China: $100,000 (up 3233.3%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.5% of France’s pickles imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of pickles to France since 2014 were: China (up 3,233%), Netherlands (up 944.9%), Hungary (up 280.8%) and India (up 100.9%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their pickles supplied to French importers included: United Kingdom (down -67.4%), Turkey (down -64.9%), Spain (down -31%) and Belgium (down -28.1%).

Overall, the value of France’s pickles imports expanded by an average 34.7% from all supplying countries since 2014 when pickles purchases were valued at $41.2 million.



 

Searchable List of Pickles Importer Countries in 2018

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RankImporterPickles Imports (US$)%World Total
1.Canada$67.4 million10.5%
2.United States$62.3 million9.7%
3.Netherlands$60.3 million9.3%
4.France$55.5 million8.6%
5.Germany$52.4 million8.1%
6.United Kingdom$42.8 million6.6%
7.Russia$38.7 million6%
8.Belgium$23.6 million3.7%
9.Switzerland$16 million2.5%
10.Spain$15.2 million2.4%
11.Poland$12.3 million1.9%
12.Australia$12 million1.9%
13.Romania$11 million1.7%
14.Italy$10.5 million1.6%
15.Austria$10.2 million1.6%
16.Denmark$8.5 million1.3%
17.South Korea$8.3 million1.3%
18.Sweden$8.3 million1.3%
19.Czech Republic$7.2 million1.1%
20.Japan$6.9 million1.1%
21.Lithuania$6.1 million0.9%
22.Finland$5.9 million0.9%
23.Latvia$5.4 million0.8%
24.Hungary$5.3 million0.8%
25.Slovakia$5.3 million0.8%
26.Kazakhstan$4.8 million0.7%
27.Belarus$3.7 million0.6%
28.Saudi Arabia$3.6 million0.6%
29.Chile$3.5 million0.5%
30.New Zealand$3.4 million0.5%
31.Mongolia$3.2 million0.5%
32.China$3.2 million0.5%
33.Israel$3 million0.5%
34.Ireland$3 million0.5%
35.Estonia$2.9 million0.4%
36.Croatia$2.8 million0.4%
37.Slovenia$2.8 million0.4%
38.Bulgaria$2.6 million0.4%
39.Serbia$2.4 million0.4%
40.Mexico$2.2 million0.3%
41.South Africa$2.1 million0.3%
42.Greece$2.1 million0.3%
43.Brazil$2 million0.3%
44.Philippines$1.8 million0.3%
45.Portugal$1.6 million0.2%
46.Montenegro$1.5 million0.2%
47.Luxembourg$1.5 million0.2%
48.Georgia$1.4 million0.2%
49.United Arab Emirates$1.3 million0.2%
50.Taiwan$1.3 million0.2%
51.Colombia$1.2 million0.2%
52.Singapore$1.1 million0.2%
53.Iraq$1.1 million0.2%
54.Costa Rica$999,0000.2%
55.Norway$894,0000.1%
56.Ukraine$885,0000.1%
57.Kuwait$884,0000.1%
58.Bosnia/Herzegovina$820,0000.1%
59.Hong Kong$756,0000.1%
60.El Salvador$735,0000.1%
61.Mauritania$732,0000.1%
62.Argentina$724,0000.1%
63.Malaysia$700,0000.1%
64.Iceland$587,0000.1%
65.Senegal$575,0000.1%
66.Morocco$533,0000.1%
67.Malta$522,0000.1%
68.Armenia$516,0000.1%
69.Egypt$476,0000.1%
70.Cyprus$433,0000.1%
71.Paraguay$405,0000.1%
72.Qatar$400,0000.1%
73.Thailand$383,0000.1%
74.India$366,0000.1%
75.Azerbaijan$360,0000.1%
76.Cuba$341,0000.1%
77.Indonesia$320,0000.05%
78.Panama$293,0000.05%
79.Kyrgyzstan$278,0000.04%
80.Oman$249,0000.04%
81.Vietnam$241,0000.04%
82.Ivory Coast$214,0000.03%
83.Bahrain$211,0000.03%
84.Uruguay$198,0000.03%
85.Jordan$192,0000.03%
86.Guatemala$174,0000.03%
87.Peru$166,0000.03%
88.Turkey$154,0000.02%
89.Libya$144,0000.02%
90.Malawi$138,0000.02%
91.New Caledonia$136,0000.02%
92.Moldova$134,0000.02%
93.Namibia$131,0000.02%
94.Lebanon$131,0000.02%
95.Dominican Republic$127,0000.02%
96.Greenland$124,0000.02%
97.Mauritius$120,0000.02%
98.North Macedonia$120,0000.02%
99.Nigeria$105,0000.02%
100.Palestine$100,0000.02%
101.Ecuador$97,0000.02%
102.Angola$96,0000.01%
103.Bolivia$92,0000.01%
104.Macao$91,0000.01%
105.Algeria$83,0000.01%
106.Madagascar$81,0000.01%
107.Jamaica$78,0000.01%
108.Albania$75,0000.01%
109.Zambia$63,0000.01%
110.Faroe Islands$62,0000.01%
111.Bermuda$61,0000.01%
112.Cambodia$56,0000.01%
113.Honduras$56,0000.01%
114.Trinidad/Tobago$55,0000.01%
115.Aruba$54,0000.01%
116.Pakistan$51,0000.01%
117.Nicaragua$50,0000.01%
118.Bahamas$49,0000.01%
119.Tajikistan$46,0000.01%
120.Gabon$42,0000.01%
121.Brunei Darussalam$41,0000.01%
122.French Polynesia$36,0000.01%
123.Suriname$36,0000.01%
124.Fiji$33,0000.01%
125.Sri Lanka$31,0000.005%
126.Maldives$30,0000.005%
127.Belize$28,0000.004%
128.Venezuela$28,0000.004%
129.Botswana$27,0000.004%
130.Democr. Rep. Congo$25,0000.004%
131.Ghana$23,0000.004%
132.Burkina Faso$22,0000.003%
133.North Korea$20,0000.003%
134.Afghanistan$19,0000.003%
135.Bangladesh$18,0000.003%
136.Nepal$18,0000.003%
137.Guyana$17,0000.003%
138.Cabo Verde$17,0000.003%
139.Cameroon$17,0000.003%
140.Yemen$17,0000.003%
141.Zimbabwe$17,0000.003%
142.Myanmar (Burma)$16,0000.002%
143.Rwanda$15,0000.002%
144.Kenya$14,0000.002%
145.Iran$13,0000.002%
146.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$12,0000.002%
147.Tunisia$11,0000.002%
148.Togo$10,0000.002%
149.Curaçao$10,0000.002%
150.Mozambique$10,0000.002%
151.Barbados$10,0000.002%
152.Lesotho$9,0000.001%
153.Eswatini$9,0000.001%
154.US Minor Outlying Is$8,0000.001%
155.Gibraltar$8,0000.001%
156.Cook Islands$7,0000.001%
157.Syrian Arab Republic$6,0000.001%
158.Tanzania$6,0000.001%
159.Seychelles$5,0000.001%
160.Congo$5,0000.001%
161.Andorra$5,0000.001%
162.Laos$5,0000.001%
163.Mali$5,0000.001%
164.Vanuatu$5,0000.001%
165.Niger$5,0000.001%
166.Guinea$4,0000.001%
167.Burundi$4,0000.001%
168.Equatorial Guinea$4,0000.001%
169.Ethiopia$4,0000.001%
170.Uganda$4,0000.001%
171.Uzbekistan$4,0000.001%
172.St. Pierre/Miquelon$3,0000.0005%
173.Timor-Leste$3,0000.0005%
174.Liberia$3,0000.0005%
175.Niue$2,0000.0003%
176.Wallis/Futuna Islands$2,0000.0003%
177.Samoa$2,0000.0003%
178.Tonga$1,0000.0002%
179.Guinea-Bissau$1,0000.0002%
180.Sao Tome/Principe$1,0000.0002%
181.Sierra Leone$1,0000.0002%
182.Marshall Islands$1,0000.0002%
183.Palau$1,0000.0002%
184.Benin$1,0000.0002%
185.Djibouti$1,0000.0002%
186.Solomon Islands$1,0000.0002%
187.British Virgin Islands$1,0000.0002%


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Research Sources:
Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 22, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 22, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 22, 2019