Pineapples Exports by Country

Pineapples Exports By Country

Pineapple export sales

Global sales from pineapples exports by country amounted to US$2 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of pineapples exports were up by an average 17.7% for all exporting countries since 2012 when pineapples shipments were valued at $1.7 billion. Year over year, the value of global pineapples exports appreciated in value by 16.2% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, Latin American (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of pineapples exports during 2015 with shipments valued at $1 million or 51.1% of global pineapples exports. In second place were European exporters at 23.8% while 14.7% of worldwide pineapples shipments originated from Asia trailed by North America at 7.2%. Africa accounts for 3.2% of international pineapples sales.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for fresh or dried pineapples is 080430.

Pineapples Exports by Country

Countries

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

  1. Costa Rica: US$905.3 million (45.1% of total pineapples exports)
  2. Netherlands: $265.8 million (13.2%)
  3. Philippines: $228.4 million (11.4%)
  4. Belgium: $105.4 million (5.3%)
  5. United States: $101.2 million (5%)
  6. Mexico: $42.6 million (2.1%)
  7. Taiwan: $38.8 million (1.9%)
  8. Ecuador: $37.5 million (1.9%)
  9. Ghana: $30.4 million (1.5%)
  10. Spain: $30.4 million (1.5%)
  11. Honduras: $26.4 million (1.3%)
  12. Côte d’Ivoire: $25 million (1.2%)
  13. Panama: $21.7 million (1.1%)
  14. Germany: $18.2 million (0.9%)
  15. Italy: $15.1 million (0.8%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 94.2% of global pineapples exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing pineapples exporters since 2012 were: Taiwan (up 1,008%), Ghana (up 895.7%), Philippines (up 125.3%) and Mexico (up 78.4%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported sales were led by: Germany (down -44.6%), Honduras (down -42.5%), Panama (down -41.5%), Belgium (down -31.4%) and the United States (down -9.5%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for pineapples 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 pineapples exports and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Costa Rica: US$902.7 million (net export surplus up 13.6% since 2012)
  2. Philippines: $228.4 million (up 125.3%)
  3. Mexico: $41 million (up 81.9%)
  4. Ecuador: $37.5 million (up 25%)
  5. Taiwan: $35.9 million (up 1,440%)
  6. Netherlands: $30.6 million (down -282.9%)
  7. Ghana: $30.4 million (up 895.7%)
  8. Honduras: $25.7 million (down -43.3%)
  9. Côte d’Ivoire: $25 million (up 7.3%)
  10. Panama: $21.7 million (down -40.8%)
  11. Guatemala: $10.2 million (up 34.9%)
  12. Dominican Republic: $10 million (up 303.4%)
  13. Colombia: $9.7 million (up 547.5%)
  14. Malaysia: $6.5 million (up 44.4%)
  15. Sri Lanka: $3.9 million (up 160.2%)

Costa Rica has the highest surplus in the international trade of pineapples. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Costa Rica’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for pineapples 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 pineapples import purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$620.3 billion (net export deficit up 27.1% since 2012)
  2. Germany: -$140.5 million (down -2.3%)
  3. Japan: -$127 million (down -10.9%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$119 million (down -5.1%)
  5. China: -$105.3 million (up 389.6%)
  6. Italy: -$103.5 million (down -7.4%)
  7. France: -$101.2 million (up 29.7%)
  8. Canada: -$98.4 million (down -6.9%)
  9. Spain: -$94.5 million (up 19%)
  10. South Korea: -$71.9 million (up 29.2%)
  11. Russia: -$36.4 million (down -36.5%)
  12. Switzerland: -$25.8 million (down -1.7%)
  13. Portugal: -$23.5 million (down -6.4%)
  14. Belgium: -$16 million (down -333.2%)
  15. Chile: -$15.5 million (up 14.2%)

United States has the highest deficit in the international trade of pineapples. In turn, this negative cashflow confirms America’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for pineapples-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand from US consumers.

Companies

Pineapples Exporting Companies

Below are global pineapples-related businesses that represent players in the worldwide pineapples market trade including canning operations and distributors as well as agricultural pineapple growers. Shown within parenthesis is the country where the company is headquartered.

  • Agricola Industrial La Lydia (Costa Rica)
  • Del Monte (United States)
  • Dole Food Company (United States)
  • Cocosong Food Industries (Malaysia)
  • Tipco Foods PCL (Thailand)
  • Fairteck Holding (Singapore)
  • Guangdong Harvest Canned Foods (China)
  • Billy Farming Industry (United States)
  • Ruby Pearl E-shop (Philippines)
  • Malool Tropical Foods Limited (India)


 

Searchable List of Pineapples Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2016 Pineapples Exports% World Total
1.Costa RicaUS$905.3 million45.1%
2.Netherlands$265.8 million13.2%
3.Philippines$228.4 million11.4%
4.Belgium$105.4 million5.3%
5.United States$101.2 million5%
6.Mexico$42.6 million2.1%
7.Taiwan$38.8 million1.9%
8.Ecuador$37.5 million1.9%
9.Ghana$30.4 million1.5%
10.Spain$30.4 million1.5%
11.Honduras$26.4 million1.3%
12.Côte d'Ivoire$25 million1.2%
13.Panama$21.7 million1.1%
14.Germany$18.2 million0.9%
15.Italy$15.1 million0.8%
16.United Kingdom$12.9 million0.6%
17.Guatemala$10.2 million0.5%
18.Dominican Republic$10 million0.5%
19.Colombia$9.8 million0.5%
20.France$9.3 million0.5%
21.Malaysia$7.5 million0.4%
22.Portugal$5.7 million0.3%
23.China$4.1 million0.2%
24.Sri Lanka$4 million0.2%
25.South Africa$3.4 million0.2%
26.India$3.2 million0.2%
27.Mauritius$3.1 million0.2%
28.Austria$2.9 million0.1%
29.Poland$2.2 million0.1%
30.United Arab Emirates$1.9 million0.1%
31.Cuba$1.7 million0.1%
32.Thailand$1.6 million0.1%
33.Brazil$1.6 million0.1%
34.Indonesia$1.5 million0.1%
35.Hong Kong$1.3 million0.1%
36.Slovenia$1.3 million0.1%
37.Slovakia$1.2 million0.1%
38.Lithuania$1.1 million0.1%
39.Paraguay$1.1 million0.1%
40.Saudi Arabia$1 million0.1%
41.Denmark$829,0000.04%
42.Greece$817,0000.04%
43.Togo$807,0000.04%
44.Canada$771,0000.04%
45.Sweden$746,0000.04%
46.Uganda$712,0000.04%
47.Czech Republic$661,0000.03%
48.Georgia$571,0000.03%
49.Bolivia$548,0000.03%
50.Croatia$485,0000.02%
51.Latvia$481,0000.02%
52.Hungary$445,0000.02%
53.Finland$366,0000.02%
54.Benin$360,0000.02%
55.Luxembourg$335,0000.02%
56.Russia$296,0000.01%
57.Chile$264,0000.01%
58.Ireland$247,0000.01%
59.Kuwait$227,0000.01%
60.Kenya$204,0000.01%
61.Tanzania$202,0000.01%
62.Guyana$172,0000.01%
63.Peru$152,0000.01%
64.Madagascar$143,0000.01%
65.Oman$139,0000.01%
66.Switzerland$120,0000.01%
67.Cameroon$112,0000.01%
68.Myanmar (Burma)$112,0000.01%
69.Vietnam$96,0000.005%
70.Serbia$88,0000.004%
71.Brunei Darussalam$64,0000.003%
72.Nicaragua$52,0000.003%
73.Japan$44,0000.002%
74.Rwanda$42,0000.002%
75.Turkey$39,0000.002%
76.New Zealand$38,0000.002%
77.Singapore$32,0000.002%
78.Trinidad/Tobago$27,0000.001%
79.Norway$27,0000.001%
80.Romania$26,0000.001%
81.Australia$26,0000.001%
82.Dominica$20,0000.001%
83.Sudan$19,0000.001%
84.Egypt$19,0000.001%
85.Jordan$19,0000.001%
86.Gabon$17,0000.001%
87.Bulgaria$16,0000.001%
88.Ethiopia$13,0000.001%
89.Estonia$13,0000.001%
90.Gibraltar$9,0000.0004%
91.Belarus$8,0000.0004%
92.Cyprus$8,0000.0004%
93.South Korea$6,0000.0003%
94.Uruguay$6,0000.0003%
95.Iceland$5,0000.0002%
96.El Salvador$5,0000.0002%
97.Mozambique$5,0000.0002%
98.Kazakhstan$4,0000.0002%
99.Burundi$4,0000.0002%
100.Jamaica$3,0000.0001%
101.Guinea$3,0000.0001%
102.Belize$2,0000.0001%
103.Botswana$1,0000.00005%
104.Bermuda$1,0000.00005%
105.Andorra$1,0000.00005%
106.Fiji$1,0000.00005%
107.Pakistan$1,0000.00005%
108.Pitcairn$1,0000.00005%
109.Morocco$1,0000.00005%
110.Tunisia$1,0000.00005%


See also Bananas Exports by Country, Tomatoes Exports by Country, Apples Exports by Country and Oranges Exports by Country

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 3, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 3, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 3, 2017

Agricola Industrial La Lydia, The Real Golden Pineapple Costa Rica. Accessed on June 3, 2017

List of Companies In Worldwide, List of Pineapple Companies. Accessed on June 3, 2017