Oranges Imports by Country

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Global purchases of imported oranges cost a totaled US$5.9 billion in 2018.

Overall the value of oranges imported in 2018 increased by 19.1% for all importing countries since 2014 when international purchases of oranges were valued at $5 billion. Year over year, imported oranges appreciated by 4.2% from 2017 to 2018.

From a continental perspective, European countries bought the most imported oranges during 2018 with purchases costing at $3.2 billion or 54.7% of the global total. In second place were Asian importers at 34.8% trailed by those in North America at 8%. Smaller percentages were delivered to Latin America (1.2%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Oceania (0.7%) led by Australia and New Zealand, then Africa (0.6%).

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 080510 for fresh or dried oranges.

Oranges Imports by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that paid the most for imported oranges during 2018.

  1. France: US$458.9 million (7.8% of total oranges imports)
  2. Netherlands: $448 million (7.6%)
  3. China: $436.8 million (7.4%)
  4. Germany: $424.5 million (7.2%)
  5. Hong Kong: $368.4 million (6.2%)
  6. Russia: $312.8 million (5.3%)
  7. South Korea: $250.8 million (4.3%)
  8. United States: $244.1 million (4.1%)
  9. United Kingdom: $227.8 million (3.9%)
  10. Canada: $214.7 million (3.6%)
  11. Saudi Arabia: $177.1 million (3%)
  12. Spain: $140.4 million (2.4%)
  13. Italy: $137.3 million (2.3%)
  14. Japan: $124.3 million (2.1%)
  15. Poland: $120.9 million (2%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased over two-thirds (69.3%) of all oranges imported in 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage of overall oranges shipments for each importer.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for oranges since 2014 were: China (up 300.6%), Hong Kong (up 61.1%), United States (up 60.1%) and South Korea (up 52.2%).

Two top countries posted declines in their imported oranges purchases namely Russia (down -25.3%) and Saudi Arabia (down -8.1%).

France

Oranges Imports into France

France’s global purchases of imported oranges totaled US$458.9 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of oranges during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Spain: US$296.1 million (up 11.3% from 2014)
  2. South Africa: $51.3 million (up 20.6%)
  3. Italy: $17.8 million (up 61.2%)
  4. Portugal: $15.1 million (up 151.4%)
  5. Germany: $14.5 million (up 86.5%)
  6. Tunisia: $10 million (down -10.4%)
  7. Morocco: $9.9 million (up 141.3%)
  8. Netherlands: $8.3 million (up 103.8%)
  9. Egypt: $8 million (up 368%)
  10. Argentina: $5.3 million (up 35.1%)
  11. United Kingdom: $5 million (up 88.9%)
  12. Zimbabwe: $3.2 million (up 134.5%)
  13. Belgium: $3.1 million (up 92.2%)
  14. Brazil: $2.5 million (up 174.9%)
  15. Colombia: $2.2 million (up 77.9%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 98.6% of France’s oranges imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of oranges to France since 2014 were: Egypt (up 368%), Brazil (up 174.9%), Portugal (up 151.4%) and Morocco (up 141.3%).

Only one top country reduced its sales of oranges supplied to French importers, namely Tunisia via its -10.4% slowdown.

Overall, the value of France’s imported oranges rose by an average 21.3% from all supplying countries since 2014 when oranges purchases were valued at $378.3 million.

Netherlands

Oranges Imports into the Netherlands

Dutch global purchases of imported oranges totaled US$448 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the Netherlands imported the highest dollar value worth of oranges during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. South Africa: US$190.3 million (up 21.4% from 2014)
  2. Egypt: $77.9 million (up 122.1%)
  3. Spain: $50.4 million (down -35.3%)
  4. Morocco: $27.3 million (down -9.4%)
  5. Zimbabwe: $23.2 million (up 15.9%)
  6. Germany: $22 million (up 42.7%)
  7. United Kingdom: $8.1 million (up 80.9%)
  8. France: $7.2 million (up 441.1%)
  9. Uruguay: $6.7 million (down -51.4%)
  10. Argentina: $6.4 million (down -38%)
  11. Belgium: $5.5 million (up 132.1%)
  12. Greece: $4.8 million (up 216.2%)
  13. Peru: $4.4 million (up 5.6%)
  14. Italy: $4.2 million (up 446.5%)
  15. Poland: $2.5 million (up 36,057%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 98.4% of oranges imported into the Netherlands in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of oranges to Netherlands since 2014 were: Poland (up 36,057%), Italy (up 446.5%), France (up 441.1%) and Greece (up 216.2%).

Four top countries experienced declines in the value of their oranges supplied to Dutch importers namely: Uruguay (down -51.4%), Argentina (down -38%), Spain (down -35.3%) and Morocco (down -9.4%).

Overall, the value of Netherlands’ imported oranges accelerated by an average 19.1% from all supplying countries since 2014 when oranges purchased were valued at $376.1 million.

China

Oranges Imports into China

China’s global purchases of imported oranges totaled US$436.8 million in 2018. Below are the top 12 suppliers from which China imported the highest dollar value worth of oranges during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. South Africa: US$133.1 million (up 134.4% from 2014)
  2. Australia: $107 million (up 314.9%)
  3. United States: $84.8 million (up 332.6%)
  4. Egypt: $68.2 million (up 1,434%)
  5. Spain: $39.6 million (up 3,023%)
  6. Argentina: $1.6 million (no 2014 data)
  7. Israel: $1.1 million (no 2014 data)
  8. Taiwan: $492,000 (down -46.1%)
  9. New Zealand: $306,000 (up 337.1%)
  10. Uruguay: $301,000 (no 2014 data)
  11. Morocco: $278,000 (no 2014 data)
  12. Thailand: $10,000 (no 2014 data)

By value, the listed 12 countries shipped 100% of China’s oranges imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of oranges to China since 2014 were: Spain (up 3,023%), Egypt (up 1,434%), New Zealand (up 337.1%) and United States (up 332.6%).

One top country experienced a decline in the value of its oranges sold to Chinese importers, specifically Taiwan via an -80.7% decrease.

Overall, the value of China’s imported oranges advanced by an average 300.6% from all supplying countries since 2014 when oranges purchased were valued at $109 million.

Germany

Oranges Imports into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported oranges totaled US$424.5 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of oranges during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Spain: US$331.9 million (up 18.8% from 2014)
  2. South Africa: $40.3 million (up 118%)
  3. Italy: $31.3 million (up 21.3%)
  4. Greece: $10.3 million (down -25.4%)
  5. Egypt: $2.5 million (up 23.6%)
  6. Zimbabwe: $2.4 million (up 2.9%)
  7. Morocco: $1.7 million (down -48.9%)
  8. France: $1.1 million (up 234.3%)
  9. Turkey: $1.1 million (up 10.4%)
  10. Uruguay: $1 million (up 3.3%)
  11. Austria: $157,000 (no 2014 data)
  12. Portugal: $144,000 (up 289.2%)
  13. Argentina: $139,000 (down -66.4%)
  14. Israel: $86,000 (down -38.1%)
  15. Tanzania: $49,000 (up 444.4%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.96% of Germany’s oranges imported in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of oranges to Germany since 2014 were: Tanzania (up 444.4%), Portugal (up 289.2%), France (up 234.3%) and South Africa (up 118%).

Four top countries experienced declines in the value of their oranges supplied to German importers namely: Argentina (down -66.4%), Morocco (down -48.9%), Israel (down -38.1%) and Greece (down -25.4%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s oranges imports increased by an average 21.2% from all supplying countries since 2014 when oranges purchased were valued at $350.3 million.



 

Searchable List of Oranges Importer Countries in 2018

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RankImporterOranges Imports (US$)%World Total
1.France$458.9 million7.8%
2.Netherlands$448 million7.6%
3.China$436.8 million7.4%
4.Germany$424.5 million7.2%
5.Hong Kong$368.4 million6.2%
6.Russia$312.8 million5.3%
7.South Korea$250.8 million4.3%
8.United States$244.1 million4.1%
9.United Kingdom$227.8 million3.9%
10.Canada$214.7 million3.6%
11.Saudi Arabia$177.1 million3%
12.Spain$140.4 million2.4%
13.Italy$137.3 million2.3%
14.Japan$124.3 million2.1%
15.Poland$120.9 million2%
16.Belgium$114.9 million1.9%
17.Portugal$110.7 million1.9%
18.Vietnam$95.1 million1.6%
19.United Arab Emirates$94.5 million1.6%
20.Switzerland$81.4 million1.4%
21.Malaysia$76.6 million1.3%
22.Iraq$74.3 million1.3%
23.Bangladesh$68.4 million1.2%
24.Austria$61.5 million1%
25.Romania$60 million1%
26.Sweden$59.3 million1%
27.Ukraine$53.8 million0.9%
28.India$47.8 million0.8%
29.Denmark$44.8 million0.8%
30.Singapore$42.4 million0.7%
31.Norway$42.1 million0.7%
32.Czech Republic$39.3 million0.7%
33.Finland$31.6 million0.5%
34.Ireland$30.4 million0.5%
35.Belarus$27.9 million0.5%
36.Kuwait$26.8 million0.5%
37.Serbia$24.3 million0.4%
38.Australia$22.3 million0.4%
39.Slovenia$21.8 million0.4%
40.Oman$21.7 million0.4%
41.Slovakia$21.4 million0.4%
42.Jordan$20.9 million0.4%
43.Indonesia$20.5 million0.3%
44.Brazil$19.3 million0.3%
45.Lithuania$18.9 million0.3%
46.Croatia$18.8 million0.3%
47.Costa Rica$16.6 million0.3%
48.Hungary$15.9 million0.3%
49.Qatar$15.8 million0.3%
50.Philippines$15 million0.3%
51.New Zealand$13.1 million0.2%
52.Taiwan$12.7 million0.2%
53.Mexico$12.2 million0.2%
54.Bulgaria$12.2 million0.2%
55.Latvia$9.7 million0.2%
56.Bosnia/Herzegovina$9.2 million0.2%
57.Luxembourg$8.6 million0.1%
58.Bahrain$7.7 million0.1%
59.Turkey$7.6 million0.1%
60.Estonia$7.3 million0.1%
61.Armenia$7.2 million0.1%
62.Thailand$6.8 million0.1%
63.Kenya$6.6 million0.1%
64.North Macedonia$5.8 million0.1%
65.Azerbaijan$5.7 million0.1%
66.Georgia$5.7 million0.1%
67.Ecuador$5.3 million0.1%
68.Sri Lanka$5 million0.1%
69.Albania$4.9 million0.1%
70.Moldova$4.5 million0.1%
71.Peru$4.4 million0.1%
72.Argentina$4.3 million0.1%
73.Greece$3.6 million0.1%
74.Chile$3.6 million0.1%
75.Macao$3.5 million0.1%
76.Malta$3.3 million0.1%
77.Senegal$3.1 million0.1%
78.Montenegro$2.7 million0.05%
79.Iceland$2.7 million0.05%
80.Mauritius$2.4 million0.04%
81.Kazakhstan$2.4 million0.04%
82.Dominican Republic$2.4 million0.04%
83.Brunei Darussalam$2.3 million0.04%
84.Paraguay$2.1 million0.04%
85.Angola$2.1 million0.04%
86.Maldives$2 million0.03%
87.Guatemala$1.9 million0.03%
88.Cabo Verde$1.8 million0.03%
89.Panama$1.7 million0.03%
90.Gabon$1.7 million0.03%
91.Namibia$1.7 million0.03%
92.Fiji$1.7 million0.03%
93.Barbados$1.6 million0.03%
94.Nepal$1.5 million0.03%
95.Papua New Guinea$1.5 million0.02%
96.Afghanistan$1.5 million0.02%
97.Turkmenistan$1.5 million0.02%
98.Ivory Coast$1.4 million0.02%
99.Uzbekistan$1.3 million0.02%
100.Colombia$1.3 million0.02%
101.Djibouti$1.3 million0.02%
102.Bahamas$1.3 million0.02%
103.South Africa$1.3 million0.02%
104.Zambia$1.2 million0.02%
105.Botswana$1.2 million0.02%
106.French Polynesia$1.1 million0.02%
107.Uganda$1 million0.02%
108.El Salvador$1 million0.02%
109.Myanmar (Burma)$781,0000.01%
110.Lesotho$747,0000.01%
111.Bermuda$732,0000.01%
112.Cambodia$671,0000.01%
113.Aruba$605,0000.01%
114.Curaçao$600,0000.01%
115.Seychelles$589,0000.01%
116.New Caledonia$563,0000.01%
117.Greenland$558,0000.01%
118.Eswatini$556,0000.01%
119.Mali$550,0000.01%
120.Rwanda$543,0000.01%
121.Montserrat$523,0000.01%
122.Andorra$519,0000.01%
123.Uruguay$519,0000.01%
124.US Minor Outlying Is$496,0000.01%
125.Mozambique$493,0000.01%
126.Tonga$478,0000.01%
127.Kyrgyzstan$431,0000.01%
128.Equatorial Guinea$395,0000.01%
129.Cyprus$378,0000.01%
130.Democr. Rep. Congo$369,0000.01%
131.Suriname$349,0000.01%
132.Syrian Arab Republic$331,0000.01%
133.Congo$318,0000.01%
134.Central African Rep$315,0000.01%
135.Cameroon$305,0000.01%
136.Faroe Islands$295,0000.005%
137.Gibraltar$287,0000.005%
138.Tajikistan$275,0000.005%
139.Cayman Islands$250,0000.004%
140.Nicaragua$226,0000.004%
141.Guinea$225,0000.004%
142.Mongolia$219,0000.004%
143.Turks/Caicos Islands$215,0000.004%
144.Laos$198,0000.003%
145.British Virgin Islands$198,0000.003%
146.Malawi$175,0000.003%
147.Honduras$150,0000.003%
148.Vanuatu$147,0000.002%
149.Timor-Leste$145,0000.002%
150.Madagascar$141,0000.002%
151.Nauru$139,0000.002%
152.Somalia$138,0000.002%
153.Yemen$132,0000.002%
154.Samoa$121,0000.002%
155.Ghana$117,0000.002%
156.Nigeria$101,0000.002%
157.Sudan$92,0000.002%
158.Ethiopia$82,0000.001%
159.Burkina Faso$71,0000.001%
160.Solomon Islands$64,0000.001%
161.Wallis/Futuna Islands$61,0000.001%
162.Cook Islands$56,0000.001%
163.Zimbabwe$55,0000.001%
164.Liberia$48,0000.001%
165.Niger$47,0000.001%
166.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$45,0000.001%
167.Togo$42,0000.001%
168.Iran$41,0000.001%
169.Egypt$40,0000.001%
170.Sao Tome/Principe$37,0000.001%
171.Kiribati$32,0000.001%
172.Guyana$30,0000.001%
173.Tuvalu$27,0000.0005%
174.St. Pierre/Miquelon$23,0000.0004%
175.Guinea-Bissau$23,0000.0004%
176.Chad$16,0000.0003%
177.French S./Antarctic Terr$14,0000.0002%
178.Niue$13,0000.0002%
179.Morocco$12,0000.0002%
180.Dominica$11,0000.0002%
181.Antigua/Barbuda$10,0000.0002%
182.North Korea$8,0000.0001%
183.Saint Helena$8,0000.0001%
184.Marshall Islands$8,0000.0001%
185.Bhutan$7,0000.0001%
186.Benin$7,0000.0001%
187.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$6,0000.0001%
188.Tanzania$6,0000.0001%
189.Saint Kitts/Nevis$5,0000.0001%
190.Libya$4,0000.0001%
191.St Maarten (Dutch)$3,0000.0001%
192.British Indian Ocean Terr$3,0000.0001%
193.Sierra Leone$3,0000.0001%
194.Palau$2,0000.00003%
195.Pakistan$2,0000.00003%
196.Gambia$1,0000.00002%


See also Oranges Exports by Country, Netherlands Top Trading Partners and France’s Top 10 Imports

Research Sources:
Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 13, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 13, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 13, 2019