Maple Syrup Exporters by Country

Global sales for maple syrup exporters totaled US$352.4 million during 2016. That figure represents a 19.3% increase since 2012 when exported maple syrup sales amounted to $295.4 million. From 2015 to 2016, maple syrup exports appreciated by 2.2%.

Canada dominated over four-fifths (81.7%) of that total, with 64 other nations also selling maple syrup-related products on global markets.

The continental perspective is even more concentrated.

North American countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported maple syrup during 2016 with shipments valued at $317.5 million or 90.1% of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 9.3% while just 0.3% of worldwide maple syrup shipments originated from Asia.

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

Maple Syrup Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of maple syrup during 2016:

  1. Canada: US$287.9 million (81.7% of total maple syrup exports)
  2. United States: $29.5 million (8.4%)
  3. Netherlands: $10.1 million (2.9%)
  4. Germany: $8.5 million (2.4%)
  5. Denmark: $6 million (1.7%)
  6. France: $3 million (0.8%)
  7. United Kingdom: $1.9 million (0.5%)
  8. Ireland: $1.1 million (0.3%)
  9. Czech Republic: $673,000 (0.2%)
  10. Hungary: $469,000 (0.1%)
  11. Australia: $402,000 (0.1%)
  12. Indonesia: $393,000 (0.1%)
  13. Austria: $377,000 (0.1%)
  14. Latvia: $264,000 (0.1%)
  15. Guatemala: $253,000 (0.1%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.5% of global maple syrup exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing maple syrup exporters since 2012 were: Indonesia (up 9,725%), Ireland (up 6,907%), Latvia (up 3,671%) and Hungary (up 1,463%).

Three countries posted declines in their exported maple syrup sales, specifically Denmark (down -17.4%), Austria (down -10.2%), and France (down -2.4%).

Advantages

Only five countries posted positive net exports for maple syrup during 2016. 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$271.3 million (net export surplus up 12.5% since 2012)
  2. Denmark: $782,000 (down -67.1%)
  3. Indonesia: $258,000 (down -292.5%)
  4. Egypt: $118,000 (down -86.5%)
  5. Uzbekistan: $1,000 (no change)

Canada has the highest surplus in the international trade of maple syrup. 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 during 2016. 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$148.5 million (net export deficit up 8.8% since 2012)
  2. Japan: -$22.6 million (down -27.3%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$17.5 million (up 45.6%)
  4. Germany: -$13.5 million (down -3.2%)
  5. Australia: -$12.4 million (up 44.9%)
  6. France: -$7.4 million (up 24.9%)
  7. Italy: -$5 million (up 38.5%)
  8. South Korea: -$3.9 million (down -38.5%)
  9. Poland: -$3.8 million (up 241.2%)
  10. Switzerland: -$3.6 million (up 27.6%)
  11. Belgium: -$3.2 million (up 62.7%)
  12. Austria: -$2.6 million (up 23.2%)
  13. Netherlands: -$2 million (up 33.4%)
  14. New Zealand: -$2 million (up 64.4%)
  15. Spain: -$1.9 million (up 5.1%)

The United States incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of maple syrup. 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 worldwide 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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RankExporter2016 Maple Syrup Exports% World Total
1.CanadaUS$287.9 million81.7%
2.United States$29.5 million8.4%
3.Netherlands$10.1 million2.9%
4.Germany$8.5 million2.4%
5.Denmark$6 million1.7%
6.France$3 million0.8%
7.United Kingdom$1.9 million0.5%
8.Ireland$1.1 million0.3%
9.Czech Republic$673,0000.2%
10.Hungary$469,0000.1%
11.Australia$402,0000.1%
12.Indonesia$393,0000.1%
13.Austria$377,0000.1%
14.Latvia$264,0000.1%
15.Guatemala$253,0000.1%
16.United Arab Emirates$207,0000.1%
17.Singapore$178,0000.1%
18.South Africa$154,0000.04%
19.Egypt$148,0000.04%
20.Taiwan$130,0000.04%
21.Greece$114,0000.03%
22.Italy$114,0000.03%
23.Belgium$94,0000.03%
24.New Zealand$67,0000.02%
25.Sweden$64,0000.02%
26.Malaysia$57,0000.02%
27.Poland$40,0000.01%
28.Finland$32,0000.01%
29.Portugal$31,0000.01%
30.Oman$28,0000.01%
31.Macedonia$28,0000.01%
32.Hong Kong$26,0000.01%
33.Costa Rica$24,0000.01%
34.Spain$14,0000.004%
35.Slovakia$13,0000.004%
36.Estonia$13,0000.004%
37.Philippines$11,0000.003%
38.India$10,0000.003%
39.Bahrain$9,0000.003%
40.Luxembourg$8,0000.002%
41.Kuwait$7,0000.002%
42.Lithuania$7,0000.002%
43.Kenya$6,0000.002%
44.Vietnam$6,0000.002%
45.Thailand$6,0000.002%
46.Bulgaria$5,0000.001%
47.Croatia$4,0000.001%
48.Dominican Republic$4,0000.001%
49.Slovenia$4,0000.001%
50.Romania$4,0000.001%
51.Japan$3,0000.001%
52.Mexico$2,0000.001%
53.Turkey$2,0000.001%
54.Uzbekistan$1,0000.0003%
55.South Korea$1,0000.0003%
56.Malta$1,0000.0003%
57.Russia$1,0000.0003%
58.Serbia$1,0000.0003%
59.Swaziland$1,0000.0003%
60.Switzerland$1,0000.0003%
61.Israel$1,0000.0003%
62.Honduras$1,0000.0003%
63.Democratic Rep. Congo$1,0000.0003%
64.Sri Lanka$1,0000.0003%
65.China$1,0000.0003%


See also Highest Value Canada Export Products and Canada’s Top Trading Partners

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on July 14, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 14, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on July 14, 2017

Alibaba, Maple Syrup Suppliers. Accessed on July 14, 2017