Pineapples Exports by Country

Pineapples Exports By Country

Pineapple export sales

Global sales for pineapples exports by country totaled US$2.1 billion in 2018.

Overall, the value of exported pineapples rose by an average 11.4% for all exporting countries since 2014 when pineapples shipments were valued at $1.9 billion. Year over year, the value of globally exported pineapples increased by 5.7% from 2017 to 2018.

Among continents, Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean generated the highest dollar worth in international sales of pineapples during 2018 with shipments valued at $1.2 billion or more than half (55.6%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 22.2% while 14.3% of worldwide shipments of the sweet fruit originated from Asia. Smaller percentages came from North America (5.8%), Africa (2%) then Oceania (0.01%) notably New Zealand.

For research purposes, the 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 080430 for fresh or dried pineapples.

Pineapples Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of pineapples during 2018.

  1. Costa Rica: US$1 billion (49.6% of total pineapples exports)
  2. Netherlands: $207.2 million (9.9%)
  3. Philippines: $192 million (9.2%)
  4. Belgium: $108.4 million (5.2%)
  5. United States: $90.4 million (4.3%)
  6. Taiwan: $43 million (2.1%)
  7. Ecuador: $40.6 million (1.9%)
  8. Spain: $40.3 million (1.9%)
  9. Honduras: $32.2 million (1.5%)
  10. Mexico: $30.6 million (1.5%)
  11. Portugal: $25.6 million (1.2%)
  12. Germany: $22.8 million (1.1%)
  13. United Kingdom: $20.7 million (1%)
  14. Panama: $18.1 million (0.9%)
  15. Italy: $16.8 million (0.8%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 92% of global pineapples exports in 2018.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing exporters of pineapples since 2014 were: Portugal (up 466.5%), Taiwan (up 368.3%), United Kingdom (up 265.7%) and Mexico (up 55.3%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported pineapples sales namely: Panama (down -43.4%), United States (down -21.5%), Netherlands (down -18.7%), Germany (down -12.1%) and Belgium (down -10.8%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for pineapples during 2018. 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$1 billion (net export surplus up 16.7% since 2014)
  2. Philippines: $192 million (up 30%)
  3. Taiwan: $41.1 million (up 453.5%)
  4. Ecuador: $40.6 million (up 50.7%)
  5. Honduras: $32.1 million (up 49.2%)
  6. Mexico: $30.1 million (up 60.5%)
  7. Panama: $17.9 million (down -42.9%)
  8. Guatemala: $14.2 million (up 83.6%)
  9. Ivory Coast: $12 million (down -25.3%)
  10. Ghana: $10.4 million (no 2014 data)
  11. Thailand: $10.3 million (up 328.2%)
  12. Colombia: $9.2 million (up 371.2%)
  13. Indonesia: $8.3 million (up 12,258%)
  14. Dominican Republic: $8.1 million (up 119.9%)
  15. Sri Lanka: $6.9 million (up 41.2%)

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 2018. 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$635.5 million (net export deficit up 8.5% since 2014)
  2. China: -$175.2 million (up 207.4%)
  3. Germany: -$134 million (down -7.7%)
  4. Japan: -$130.3 million (up 11%)
  5. Italy: -$118 million (up 1.9%)
  6. France: -$116.8 million (up 16.9%)
  7. United Kingdom: -$113.1 million (down -16.4%)
  8. Spain: -$104.2 million (up 6.9%)
  9. Canada: -$96.6 million (down -12.5%)
  10. South Korea: -$64 million (up 3%)
  11. Russia: -$57.5 million (up 7.3%)
  12. Belgium: -$26.9 million (up 42.2%)
  13. Switzerland: -$26.8 million (up 3.4%)
  14. Poland: -$25.5 million (up 126.3%)
  15. Portugal: -$22 million (down -7.4%)

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 in 2018

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RankExporterPineapples Exports (US$)%World Total
1.Costa Rica$1,038,152,00049.6%
2.Netherlands$207,244,0009.9%
3.Philippines$191,979,0009.2%
4.Belgium$108,377,0005.2%
5.United States$90,387,0004.3%
6.Taiwan$42,998,0002.1%
7.Ecuador$40,621,0001.9%
8.Spain$40,306,0001.9%
9.Honduras$32,175,0001.5%
10.Mexico$30,605,0001.5%
11.Portugal$25,568,0001.2%
12.Germany$22,841,0001.1%
13.United Kingdom$20,678,0001.0%
14.Panama$18,056,0000.9%
15.Italy$16,843,0000.8%
16.United Arab Emirates$16,279,0000.8%
17.Guatemala$14,672,0000.7%
18.Ivory Coast$12,051,0000.6%
19.Ghana$10,401,0000.5%
20.Thailand$10,309,0000.5%
21.Colombia$9,228,0000.4%
22.Indonesia$8,280,0000.4%
23.Dominican Republic$8,268,0000.4%
24.China$7,511,0000.4%
25.Sri Lanka$6,938,0000.3%
26.Malaysia$6,912,0000.3%
27.France$6,180,0000.3%
28.Togo$5,078,0000.2%
29.Cameroon$4,836,0000.2%
30.India$3,691,0000.2%
31.South Africa$3,487,0000.2%
32.Poland$2,942,0000.1%
33.Mauritius$2,325,0000.1%
34.Slovenia$2,296,0000.1%
35.Slovakia$2,203,0000.1%
36.Austria$1,774,0000.1%
37.Greece$1,625,0000.1%
38.Benin$1,536,0000.1%
39.Czech Republic$1,402,0000.1%
40.Uganda$1,357,0000.1%
41.Canada$1,346,0000.1%
42.Myanmar (Burma)$1,288,0000.1%
43.Lithuania$1,161,0000.1%
44.Denmark$885,0000.04%
45.Saudi Arabia$874,0000.04%
46.Dominica$820,0000.04%
47.Brazil$700,0000.03%
48.Latvia$623,0000.03%
49.Peru$585,0000.03%
50.Tanzania$552,0000.03%
51.Paraguay$536,0000.03%
52.Luxembourg$534,0000.03%
53.Croatia$521,0000.02%
54.Ireland$490,0000.02%
55.Georgia$482,0000.02%
56.Cuba$472,0000.02%
57.Russia$467,0000.02%
58.Sweden$458,0000.02%
59.Kenya$397,0000.02%
60.Hungary$331,0000.02%
61.Bahrain$319,0000.02%
62.Hong Kong$291,0000.01%
63.Rwanda$287,0000.01%
64.Kuwait$245,0000.01%
65.Guyana$228,0000.01%
66.Bolivia$175,0000.01%
67.French S./Antarctic Terr.$174,0000.01%
68.Vietnam$172,0000.01%
69.New Zealand$106,0000.01%
70.Switzerland$77,0000.004%
71.Serbia$72,0000.003%
72.Singapore$49,0000.002%
73.Madagascar$49,0000.002%
74.Turkey$38,0000.002%
75.Australia$30,0000.001%
76.Mozambique$29,0000.001%
77.Japan$28,0000.001%
78.Egypt$27,0000.001%
79.Lebanon$24,0000.001%
80.Trinidad/Tobago$23,0000.001%
81.Cambodia$23,0000.001%
82.Venezuela$21,0000.001%
83.Kazakhstan$20,0000.001%
84.Guinea$18,0000.001%
85.Romania$17,0000.001%
86.Norway$17,0000.001%
87.Nicaragua$15,0000.001%
88.Bulgaria$14,0000.001%
89.Estonia$13,0000.001%
90.Finland$10,0000.0005%
91.Israel$10,0000.0005%
92.Chile$10,0000.0005%
93.Morocco$10,0000.0005%
94.South Korea$7,0000.0003%
95.El Salvador$6,0000.0003%
96.Aruba$6,0000.0003%
97.Uruguay$6,0000.0003%
98.Angola$4,0000.0002%
99.Kyrgyzstan$4,0000.0002%
100.Iceland$4,0000.0002%
101.Fiji$3,0000.0001%
102.Burundi$3,0000.0001%
103.Ukraine$3,0000.0001%
104.Belarus$2,0000.0001%
105.Belize$2,0000.0001%
106.Cayman Islands$2,0000.0001%
107.Congo$1,0000.00005%
108.Bosnia/Herzegovina$1,0000.00005%
109.Botswana$1,0000.00005%
110.Samoa$1,0000.00005%
111.Syrian Arab Republic$1,0000.00005%
112.Mali$1,0000.00005%
113.Pitcairn$1,0000.00005%


See also Pineapples Imports by Country, Bananas Exports by Country, Apples Exports by Country and Oranges Exports by Country

Research Sources:
Agricola Industrial La Lydia, The Real Golden Pineapple Costa Rica. Accessed on May 31, 2018

Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 16, 2019

List of Companies In Worldwide, List of Pineapple Companies. Accessed on May 31, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 16, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 16, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on August 10, 2019