Maple Syrup Exporters by Country

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Worldwide sales for maple syrup exporters totaled US$360.3 million during 2017 including revenue for maple sugar in solid form. That dollar figure reflects a 13.1% increase since 2013 when exported maple syrup sales amounted to $318.7 million. From 2016 to 2017, maple syrup exports gained by 2%.

Canada dominated over four-fifths (81.9%) of overall maple exports, with 63 other nations also selling maple syrup-related products on global markets.

From a continental perspective, sources are similarly concentrated. North American countries represent the highest dollar worth of exported maple syrup during 2017 with shipments valued at $320.7 million or 89% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 10.1%.

Much smaller percentages originated from suppliers in Africa (0.4%), Asia (0.3%), Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (0.08%) and in Oceanian nations Australia and New Zealand (0.07%).

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) code prefix is 170220 for maple syrup and related maple sugar products.

Maple Syrup Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of maple syrup-related products during 2017.

  1. Canada: US$295.2 million (81.9% of total maple syrup exports)
  2. United States: $25.4 million (7.1%)
  3. Netherlands: $10.8 million (3%)
  4. Germany: $9.1 million (2.5%)
  5. Denmark: $7.3 million (2%)
  6. France: $2.8 million (0.8%)
  7. United Kingdom: $2.7 million (0.7%)
  8. Egypt: $1.3 million (0.4%)
  9. Ireland: $1.1 million (0.3%)
  10. Czech Republic: $602,000 (0.2%)
  11. Hungary: $476,000 (0.1%)
  12. Indonesia: $392,000 (0.1%)
  13. Croatia: $290,000 (0.1%)
  14. Guatemala: $258,000 (0.1%)
  15. Austria: $248,000 (0.1%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.3% of global maple syrup exports in 2017.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing maple syrup exporters since 2013 were: Egypt (up 67,300%), Ireland (up 54,250%), Croatia (up 14,400%) and Indonesia (up 9,700%). In contrast, the world’s leading exporter of maple syrup-related products Canada grew its shipments by 9.4%.

Three suppliers posted declines in their exported maple syrup sales namely Austria (down -43.5%), the United Kingdom (down -13.2%), France (down -5.6%) and the United States (down -1.1%).

Advantages

Six countries posted positive net exports for maple syrup products 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 maple syrup and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Canada: US$282.3 million (net export surplus up 9.3% since 2013)
  2. Denmark: $1.8 million (up 129.2%)
  3. Egypt: $1.1 million (reversing a -$473,000 deficit)
  4. Indonesia: $287,000 (reversing a -$60,000 deficit)
  5. Croatia: $118,000 (reversing a -$143,000 deficit)
  6. Burkina Faso: $5,000 (reversing a -$3,000 deficit)

Canada has the highest surplus in the international trade of maple syrup products. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Canada’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for maple syrup products 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 maple syrup purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$157 million (net export deficit up 6.5% since 2013)
  2. Japan: -$22.7 million (down -27%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$17.1 million (up 29.1%)
  4. Australia: -$15.4 million (up 51.1%)
  5. Germany: -$14.4 million (down -10.2%)
  6. France: -$9.7 million (up 15.4%)
  7. South Korea: -$3.8 million (down -13.7%)
  8. Belgium: -$3.71 million (up 63.7%)
  9. Switzerland: -$3.66 million (up 21.6%)
  10. Italy: -$3.4 million (up 61.4%)
  11. Poland: -$3.1 million (up 100.1%)
  12. Austria: -$2.6 million (up 21.4%)
  13. Netherlands: -$2.3 million (up 84.7%)
  14. Ireland: -$2.2 million (up 158.4%)
  15. Czech Republic: -$2 million (up 90.4%)

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

Companies

Maple Syrup-Related Exporting Companies

Based on research using global trading platform Alibaba plus other online searches, the following suppliers are examples of maple syrup-trading exporters. The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses:

  • Bascom Maple Farms (United States)
  • Crown Maple Syrup (United States)
  • DG Global (Canada)
  • Ferme Vifranc (Canada)
  • Gervais Henri Florent (France)
  • Healthier Tastier Foods (Australia)
  • NutriBoost (Netherlands)
  • Seva Maple Water (Canada)


 

Searchable List of Maple Syrup Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2017 Maple Syrup Exports% World Total
1.CanadaUS$295.2 million81.9%
2.United States$25.4 million7.1%
3.Netherlands$10.8 million3%
4.Germany$9.1 million2.5%
5.Denmark$7.3 million2.0%
6.France$2.8 million0.8%
7.United Kingdom$2.7 million0.7%
8.Egypt$1.3 million0.4%
9.Ireland$1.1 million0.3%
10.Czech Republic$602,0000.2%
11.Hungary$476,0000.1%
12.Indonesia$392,0000.1%
13.Croatia$290,0000.1%
14.Guatemala$258,0000.1%
15.Austria$248,0000.1%
16.Latvia$240,0000.1%
17.Australia$223,0000.1%
18.Taiwan$151,0000.04%
19.Poland$145,0000.04%
20.Hong Kong$138,0000.04%
21.Italy$132,0000.04%
22.Greece$125,0000.03%
23.Singapore$114,0000.03%
24.Belgium$108,0000.03%
25.Russia$107,0000.03%
26.United Arab Emirates$103,0000.03%
27.South Africa$94,0000.03%
28.Sweden$73,0000.02%
29.Kuwait$72,0000.02%
30.Thailand$48,0000.01%
31.Spain$44,0000.01%
32.New Zealand$41,0000.01%
33.Macedonia$39,0000.01%
34.Mexico$32,0000.01%
35.Oman$30,0000.01%
36.Japan$27,0000.01%
37.Finland$27,0000.01%
38.Switzerland$24,0000.01%
39.Slovakia$23,0000.01%
40.Portugal$23,0000.01%
41.Costa Rica$21,0000.01%
42.Turkey$20,0000.01%
43.Dominican Republic$18,0000.005%
44.Estonia$12,0000.003%
45.Luxembourg$11,0000.003%
46.South Korea$10,0000.003%
47.Lithuania$9,0000.002%
48.Cyprus$8,0000.002%
49.Bulgaria$8,0000.002%
50.India$8,0000.002%
51.Malaysia$7,0000.002%
52.Slovenia$6,0000.002%
53.Burkina Faso$5,0000.001%
54.Israel$4,0000.001%
55.China$3,0000.001%
56.Saudi Arabia$3,0000.001%
57.Serbia$3,0000.001%
58.Romania$3,0000.001%
59.Philippines$3,0000.001%
60.Sri Lanka$2,0000.001%
61.Algeria$1,0000.0003%
62.Nepal$1,0000.0003%
63.Norway$1,0000.0003%
64.Syria$1,0000.0003%


See also Canada’s Top 10 Exports and Canada’s Top Trading Partners

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 9, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 9, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 9, 2018

Alibaba, Maple Syrup Suppliers. Accessed on June 9, 2018