Pumpkin Exports by Country

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Among the world’s exported squash and gourds, none is more prominent than the pumpkin particularly around October 31 each Halloween.

Pumpkin exports by country totaled US$1.26 billion in 2018, up by 17.1% for all pumpkin shippers over the five-year period starting in 2014. The value of globally exported pumpkins depreciated -4.3% from 2017 to 2018.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported pumpkin during 2018 with shipments valued at $614 million or almost half (48.6%) of the global total. In second place were North American exporters at 33.9% well ahead of the 6.3% worldwide shipments of pumpkins originating from Asia. Smaller percentages came from Africa (4.4%), Oceania (3.8%) led by New Zealand then Latin America (3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 070993 for pumpkins including other types of squash and gourds.

Pumpkin Exports by Country

Countries

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

  1. Spain: US$411.8 million (32.6% of exported pumpkins)
  2. Mexico: $347.5 million (27.5%)
  3. United States: $62.1 million (4.9%)
  4. Netherlands: $60.4 million (4.8%)
  5. Italy: $43.2 million (3.4%)
  6. Morocco: $40.9 million (3.2%)
  7. New Zealand: $40.4 million (3.2%)
  8. Turkey: $40 million (3.2%)
  9. France: $31 million (2.5%)
  10. Portugal: $22.7 million (1.8%)
  11. China: $19.2 million (1.5%)
  12. Canada: $18.5 million (1.5%)
  13. Honduras: $10.8 million (0.9%)
  14. South Africa: $10.4 million (0.8%)
  15. Germany: $9.5 million (0.8%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 92.6% of global pumpkin exports in 2018 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing pumpkins exporters since 2014 were: Honduras (up 368.7%), China (up 280%), Canada (up 176.6%) and South Africa (up 66.1%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported pumpkins sales namely: Netherlands (down -34.4%), Germany (down -20.9%), Italy (down -14.4%), France (down -13.4%) and United States (down -7.2%).

Advantages

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

  1. Spain: US$390.9 million (net export surplus up 38.5% since 2014)
  2. Mexico: $346.1 million (up 7.2%)
  3. Morocco: $40.9 million (no 2014 data)
  4. Turkey: $40 million (up 13.5%)
  5. New Zealand: $39.4 million (up 7.6%)
  6. Italy: $19.1 million (down -35.7%)
  7. China: $16.2 million (up 264%)
  8. Portugal: $12.7 million (up 20.3%)
  9. Honduras: $10.5 million (up 361.2%)
  10. South Africa: $9.5 million (up 79.3%)
  11. Costa Rica: $6.8 million (up 73%)
  12. Guatemala: $5.7 million (up 311.5%)
  13. Dominican Republic: $4.1 million (up 13.7%)
  14. Argentina: $3.3 million (down -18.1%)
  15. Malaysia: $3 million (up 108%)

Overtaking Mexico in 2018, Spain has the highest surplus in the international trade of pumpkin. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Spanish and Mexican competitive advantages for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for pumpkins 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 imported pumpkin purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$352.4 million (net export deficit up 20.3% since 2014)
  2. France: -$141.8 million (up 33.6%)
  3. Germany: -$136.1 million (up 34.3%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$97.9 million (down -15.8%)
  5. Japan: -$77.5 million (down -8.1%)
  6. Canada: -$38.9 million (down -20%)
  7. Russia: -$31 million (down -16.1%)
  8. Austria: -$22.5 million (up 43.9%)
  9. Singapore: -$20.1 million (up 6%)
  10. Belgium: -$19.7 million (down -6.3%)
  11. Poland: -$17.5 million (up 90.5%)
  12. Sweden: -$11.5 million (up 37.6%)
  13. South Korea: -$10.8 million (down -10.7%)
  14. Romania: -$8.3 million (up 108.6%)
  15. Denmark: -$7.1 million (up 33.2%)

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

Companies

Pumpkin Exporting Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers are examples of pumpkin-trading exporters. The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses:

  • AB2T (France)
  • Shouguang Peiling Vegetable & Food Co. (China)
  • Alfafood GmbH (Germany)
  • Algo Imports & Exports (United States)
  • HBE Trading (Netherlands)
  • Integrow Marketing Ltd (New Zealand)
  • Minerve Trade (Belgium)
  • Oyewale Akinpelumi (Turkey)
  • Sotrapex (Portugal)
  • W Agripacking S.A DE C.V (Mexico)


 

Searchable List of Pumpkin Exporting Countries in 2018

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RankExporterPumpkin Exports (US$)%World Total
1.Spain$411.8 million32.6%
2.Mexico$347.5 million27.5%
3.United States$62.1 million4.9%
4.Netherlands$60.4 million4.8%
5.Italy$43.2 million3.4%
6.Morocco$40.9 million3.2%
7.New Zealand$40.4 million3.2%
8.Turkey$40 million3.2%
9.France$31 million2.5%
10.Portugal$22.7 million1.8%
11.China$19.2 million1.5%
12.Canada$18.5 million1.5%
13.Honduras$10.8 million0.9%
14.South Africa$10.4 million0.8%
15.Germany$9.5 million0.8%
16.Belgium$8.8 million0.7%
17.Costa Rica$6.8 million0.5%
18.United Kingdom$6.2 million0.5%
19.Guatemala$5.8 million0.5%
20.Austria$5.1 million0.4%
21.Malaysia$4.4 million0.4%
22.Dominican Republic$4.2 million0.3%
23.Argentina$3.7 million0.3%
24.Poland$3.2 million0.3%
25.South Korea$2.8 million0.2%
26.Tonga$2.7 million0.2%
27.Australia$2.4 million0.2%
28.Iran$2.2 million0.2%
29.Uzbekistan$2.1 million0.2%
30.Brazil$2.1 million0.2%
31.New Caledonia$1.9 million0.1%
32.Senegal$1.7 million0.1%
33.India$1.7 million0.1%
34.Peru$1.5 million0.1%
35.Panama$1.3 million0.1%
36.Czech Republic$1.2 million0.1%
37.Egypt$1.2 million0.1%
38.Bulgaria$1.2 million0.1%
39.Hungary$1 million0.1%
40.Albania$1 million0.1%
41.Japan$938,0000.1%
42.Croatia$930,0000.1%
43.Luxembourg$915,0000.1%
44.Belarus$912,0000.1%
45.Slovenia$831,0000.1%
46.Israel$749,0000.1%
47.Pakistan$721,0000.1%
48.Bangladesh$719,0000.1%
49.Namibia$668,0000.1%
50.Latvia$642,0000.1%
51.Lithuania$626,0000.05%
52.Denmark$586,0000.05%
53.Lebanon$567,0000.04%
54.Macao$558,0000.04%
55.Nicaragua$539,0000.04%
56.Ukraine$533,0000.04%
57.Hong Kong$528,0000.04%
58.Greece$480,0000.04%
59.Kenya$399,0000.03%
60.Singapore$388,0000.03%
61.Russia$378,0000.03%
62.Armenia$340,0000.03%
63.Vietnam$339,0000.03%
64.Uruguay$279,0000.02%
65.Uganda$252,0000.02%
66.Serbia$220,0000.02%
67.Tunisia$198,0000.02%
68.Slovakia$191,0000.02%
69.Eswatini$189,0000.01%
70.Ireland$184,0000.01%
71.Sri Lanka$181,0000.01%
72.Chile$154,0000.01%
73.Colombia$146,0000.01%
74.Jamaica$144,0000.01%
75.Indonesia$114,0000.01%
76.Syrian Arab Republic$111,0000.01%
77.Thailand$84,0000.01%
78.Romania$84,0000.01%
79.Bosnia/Herzegovina$84,0000.01%
80.Sweden$72,0000.01%
81.Azerbaijan$67,0000.01%
82.Philippines$55,0000.004%
83.Yemen$53,0000.004%
84.Haiti$50,0000.004%
85.Jordan$44,0000.003%
86.Trinidad/Tobago$43,0000.003%
87.Taiwan$39,0000.003%
88.Georgia$38,0000.003%
89.Algeria$36,0000.003%
90.Cambodia$36,0000.003%
91.Ecuador$32,0000.003%
92.Estonia$31,0000.002%
93.Central African Rep$31,0000.002%
94.North Macedonia$26,0000.002%
95.Ghana$22,0000.002%
96.Tanzania$21,0000.002%
97.Madagascar$19,0000.002%
98.Guinea-Bissau$19,0000.002%
99.Finland$16,0000.001%
100.Cyprus$15,0000.001%
101.Kazakhstan$10,0000.001%
102.Laos$10,0000.001%
103.Fiji$7,0000.001%
104.El Salvador$6,0000.0005%
105.Antigua/Barbuda$6,0000.0005%
106.Saint Lucia$6,0000.0005%
107.Afghanistan$4,0000.0003%
108.Bolivia$3,0000.0002%
109.Mauritania$3,0000.0002%
110.United Arab Emirates$2,0000.0002%
111.Democr. Rep. Congo$2,0000.0002%
112.Grenada$2,0000.0002%
113.Dominica$1,0000.0001%
114.Iceland$1,0000.0001%
115.Congo$1,0000.0001%
116.Cameroon$1,0000.0001%
117.Bermuda$1,0000.0001%
118.Tajikistan$1,0000.0001%
119.Switzerland$1,0000.0001%
120.Kyrgyzstan$1,0000.0001%
121.Norway$1,0000.0001%


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

Research Sources:
Alibaba, Supplier showroom for pumpkins. Accessed on August 29, 2018

Forbes Global 2000 rankings, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 17, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 17, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 17, 2019

Wikipedia, Pumpkin. Accessed on August 29, 2018