Pineapples Exports by Country

Pineapples Exports By Country

Pineapple export sales

Global sales from pineapples exports by country totaled US$2.1 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of pineapples exports rose by an average 18.7% for all exporting countries since 2013 when pineapples shipments were valued at $1.8 billion. Year over year, the value of global pineapples exports appreciated in value by 5.7% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, Latin American (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of pineapples exports during 2017 with shipments valued at $1.1 million or more than half (53.9%) of the global total. In second place were European exporters at 23% while 12% of worldwide shipments of the sweet fruit originated from Asia. Smaller percentages came from North America (6.7%), Africa (4.4%) then Oceania (0.01%) notably Australia, Tonga and New Zealand.

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 2017:

  1. Costa Rica: US$980.6 million (47.1% of exported pineapples)
  2. Netherlands: $230.9 million (11.1%)
  3. Philippines: $172.4 million (8.3%)
  4. Belgium: $110.4 million (5.3%)
  5. United States: $97 million (4.7%)
  6. Ecuador: $44.2 million (2.1%)
  7. Honduras: $41.1 million (2%)
  8. Mexico: $41 million (2%)
  9. Taiwan: $37.3 million (1.8%)
  10. Ghana: $36.3 million (1.7%)
  11. Spain: $32.8 million (1.6%)
  12. Côte d’Ivoire: $32.2 million (1.5%)
  13. Portugal: $29 million (1.4%)
  14. Panama: $18.9 million (0.9%)
  15. Italy: $18.7 million (0.9%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 92.3% of global pineapples exports in 2017 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing pineapples exporters since 2013 were: Ghana (up 705.1%), Taiwan (up 655.1%), Ecuador (up 70.9%) and Mexico (up 67.5%).

Two countries posted declines in their exported pineapples sales namely Belgium (down -26%) and the United States (down -13%).

Advantages

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

  1. Costa Rica: US$979.2 million (net export surplus up 17.8% since 2013)
  2. Philippines: $172.3 million (up 12.1%)
  3. Ecuador: $44.2 million (up 71.8%)
  4. Honduras: $40.4 million (up 6.6%)
  5. Mexico: $40.4 million (up 73.7%)
  6. Ghana: $36.3 million (up 705.1%)
  7. Taiwan: $34.7 million (up 1,008%)
  8. Côte d’Ivoire: $32.2 million (up 67%)
  9. Panama: $18.9 million (up 32.9%)
  10. Guatemala: $14.3 million (up 95.4%)
  11. Colombia: $10.5 million (up 514.7%)
  12. Dominican Republic: $8.7 million (up 94.2%)
  13. Malaysia: $7.3 million (up 61.1%)
  14. Thailand: $6 million (up 214.8%)
  15. Mauritius: $5.9 million (up 41.9%)

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 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 pineapples import purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$652.7 million (net export deficit up 25.6% since 2013)
  2. China: -$139 million (up 267.3%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$133 million (up 1%)
  4. Germany: -$126.8 million (down -7.4%)
  5. Japan: -$125.6 million (up 6.4%)
  6. Italy: -$114.2 million (up 9.2%)
  7. Spain: -$106.7 million (up 45%)
  8. France: -$106 million (up 17.8%)
  9. Canada: -$99.1 million (down -8.1%)
  10. South Korea: -$65.2 million (up 6.9%)
  11. Russia: -$49.4 million (down -15.7%)
  12. Switzerland: -$28 million (up 6.3%)
  13. Poland: -$25.3 million (up 142.8%)
  14. Belgium: -$22.4 million (up 1,714%)
  15. Portugal: -$21.7 million (up 5.2%)

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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RankExporter2017 Pineapples Exports% World Total
1.Costa RicaUS$980.6 million47.1%
2.Netherlands$230.9 million11.1%
3.Philippines$172.4 million8.3%
4.Belgium$110.4 million5.3%
5.United States$97 million4.7%
6.Ecuador$44.2 million2.1%
7.Honduras$41.1 million2%
8.Mexico$41 million2%
9.Taiwan$37.3 million1.8%
10.Ghana$36.3 million1.7%
11.Spain$32.8 million1.6%
12.Côte d'Ivoire$32.2 million1.5%
13.Portugal$29 million1.4%
14.Panama$18.9 million0.9%
15.Italy$18.7 million0.9%
16.Germany$17.4 million0.8%
17.United Kingdom$15.1 million0.7%
18.Guatemala$14.4 million0.7%
19.Colombia$10.6 million0.5%
20.France$9.6 million0.5%
21.Dominican Rep$8.8 million0.4%
22.Malaysia$8.2 million0.4%
23.China$6.8 million0.3%
24.Thailand$6 million0.3%
25.Mauritius$5.9 million0.3%
26.Cameroon$5.9 million0.3%
27.Indonesia$5.9 million0.3%
28.Sri Lanka$5 million0.2%
29.Togo$4.9 million0.2%
30.India$4.2 million0.2%
31.South Africa$4.1 million0.2%
32.Poland$2.6 million0.1%
33.Slovenia$2.1 million0.1%
34.Brazil$2 million0.1%
35.Austria$2 million0.1%
36.Saudi Arabia$2 million0.1%
37.Slovakia$1.7 million0.1%
38.Lithuania$1.3 million0.1%
39.Greece$1.1 million0.1%
40.Paraguay$857,0000.04%
41.Uganda$799,0000.04%
42.Croatia$778,0000.04%
43.Cuba$769,0000.04%
44.Denmark$768,0000.04%
45.Latvia$692,0000.03%
46.Canada$664,0000.03%
47.Czech Republic$652,0000.03%
48.United Arab Emirates$651,0000.03%
49.Luxembourg$600,0000.03%
50.Georgia$514,0000.02%
51.Ireland$480,0000.02%
52.Hong Kong$439,0000.02%
53.Bolivia$339,0000.02%
54.Russia$301,0000.01%
55.Benin$291,0000.01%
56.Vietnam$280,0000.01%
57.Peru$277,0000.01%
58.Hungary$265,0000.01%
59.Kenya$255,0000.01%
60.Tanzania$210,0000.01%
61.Kuwait$202,0000.01%
62.Sweden$193,0000.01%
63.Kyrgyzstan$171,0000.01%
64.Kazakhstan$166,0000.01%
65.Rwanda$158,0000.01%
66.Oman$152,0000.01%
67.Tajikistan$123,0000.01%
68.Switzerland$117,0000.01%
69.Guyana$96,0000.005%
70.Australia$87,0000.004%
71.Madagascar$82,0000.004%
72.Morocco$76,0000.004%
73.Nicaragua$76,0000.004%
74.Chile$69,0000.003%
75.Myanmar (Burma)$68,0000.003%
76.Turkey$57,0000.003%
77.Finland$52,0000.002%
78.Singapore$42,0000.002%
79.Serbia$39,0000.002%
80.Tonga$30,0000.001%
81.Japan$28,0000.001%
82.Dominica$27,0000.001%
83.Trinidad/Tobago$26,0000.001%
84.New Zealand$23,0000.001%
85.Mozambique$21,0000.001%
86.South Korea$21,0000.001%
87.Romania$20,0000.001%
88.Guinea$20,0000.001%
89.Lebanon$17,0000.001%
90.Senegal$15,0000.001%
91.Estonia$13,0000.001%
92.Burkina Faso$12,0000.001%
93.Norway$10,0000.0005%
94.Egypt$9,0000.0004%
95.Cambodia$9,0000.0004%
96.El Salvador$6,0000.0003%
97.Jamaica$6,0000.0003%
98.Iran$6,0000.0003%
99.Uruguay$6,0000.0003%
100.Cayman Islands$5,0000.0002%
101.Bangladesh$5,0000.0002%
102.Bulgaria$5,0000.0002%
103.Belize$4,0000.0002%
104.Cyprus$4,0000.0002%
105.Belarus$4,0000.0002%
106.Sudan$4,0000.0002%
107.Ukraine$3,0000.0001%
108.Br. Indian Ocean Terr$3,0000.0001%
109.Bosnia/Herzegovina$3,0000.0001%
110.Afghanistan$2,0000.0001%
111.Iceland$2,0000.0001%
112.Ethiopia$2,0000.0001%
113.Syria$2,0000.0001%
114.Saint Lucia$2,0000.0001%
115.St. Pierre/Miquelon$2,0000.0001%
116.Fiji$1,0000.00005%
117.Haiti$1,0000.00005%
118.Brunei Darussalam$1,0000.00005%
119.Cabo Verde$1,0000.00005%


See also Pineapples Imports by Country, Tomatoes Exports by Country, 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 May 31, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 31, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 31, 2018

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

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