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$1.3 billion in 2017, up by 12.4% for all pumpkin shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013. The value of globally exported pumpkins appreciated 9.9% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported pumpkin during 2017 with shipments valued at $611.6 million or 47% of the global total. In second place were North American exporters at 39.5% while 5% of worldwide shipments of pumpkins originated from Asia. Smaller percentages came from Oceania (3.8%) led by New Zealand, then Africa (2.4%) and Latin America (2.3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean.

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

Pumpkin Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of pumpkins during 2017.

  1. Mexico: US$435 million (33.4% of total pumpkins exports)
  2. Spain: $386.3 million (29.7%)
  3. United States: $65 million (5%)
  4. Netherlands: $60.7 million (4.7%)
  5. Italy: $47.1 million (3.6%)
  6. France: $44 million (3.4%)
  7. New Zealand: $39.8 million (3.1%)
  8. Turkey: $31.2 million (2.4%)
  9. Belgium: $22.9 million (1.8%)
  10. Portugal: $21.4 million (1.6%)
  11. Morocco: $20.3 million (1.6%)
  12. China: $17.5 million (1.3%)
  13. Canada: $15 million (1.2%)
  14. Germany: $10.1 million (0.8%)
  15. South Africa: $8 million (0.6%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 94% of global pumpkin exports in 2017 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing pumpkins exporters since 2013 were: China (up 386.9%), Portugal (up 77.1%), Canada (up 67.5%) and Mexico (up 20.4%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international pumpkins sales were led by: Germany (down -18.4%), Netherlands (down -15.2%), Italy (down -8.7%), Turkey (down -7.6%) and South Africa (down -6.9%).

Advantages

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

  1. Mexico: US$433.8 million (net export surplus up 20.3% since 2013)
  2. Spain: $364.3 million (up 4.7%)
  3. New Zealand: $38.1 million (down -6.3%)
  4. Turkey: $31.2 million (down -7.6%)
  5. Morocco: $20.3 million (up 3.1%)
  6. Italy: $15.9 million (down -31.6%)
  7. China: $15.3 million (up 432.4%)
  8. Portugal: $10.1 million (up 128.3%)
  9. Costa Rica: $8 million (up 174%)
  10. South Africa: $7 million (down -13.8%)
  11. Tonga: $4.6 million (up 83.5%)
  12. Chile: $4.5 million (up 1,267%)
  13. Argentina: $3.8 million (down -24.6%)
  14. Dominican Republic: $3.4 million (up 38.1%)
  15. Honduras: $3.2 million (up 15.5%)

Pumpkin powerhouse Mexico has the highest surplus in the international trade of pumpkin. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong Mexican competitive advantages for this specific product category.

Opportunities

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

  1. United States: -US$330.1 million (net export deficit up 13.6% since 2013)
  2. France: -$141.2 million (down -2.6%)
  3. Germany: -$134.2 million (up 15.8%)
  4. United Kingdom: -$97.2 million (down -15%)
  5. Japan: -$81 million (down -3.8%)
  6. Canada: -$42.7 million (up 9.7%)
  7. Austria: -$21.6 million (up 41.1%)
  8. Singapore: -$19.9 million (up 12.4%)
  9. Belgium: -$19.5 million (down -43.4%)
  10. Poland: -$13.7 million (up 39.8%)
  11. South Korea: -$13.3 million (down -2.4%)
  12. Russia: -$13.2 million (down -64%)
  13. Sweden: -$11.6 million (up 41.9%)
  14. Belarus: -$9.5 million (up 1,994%)
  15. Romania: -$7.6 million (up 143.8%)

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

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RankExporter2017 Pumpkins Exports% World Total
1.Mexico$435 million33.4%
2.Spain$386.3 million29.7%
3.United States$65 million5%
4.Netherlands$60.7 million4.7%
5.Italy$47.1 million3.6%
6.France$44 million3.4%
7.New Zealand$39.8 million3.1%
8.Turkey$31.2 million2.4%
9.Belgium$22.9 million1.8%
10.Portugal$21.4 million1.6%
11.Morocco$20.3 million1.6%
12.China$17.5 million1.3%
13.Canada$15 million1.2%
14.Germany$10.1 million0.8%
15.South Africa$8 million0.6%
16.Costa Rica$8 million0.6%
17.Chile$5.2 million0.4%
18.Austria$4.7 million0.4%
19.Tonga$4.6 million0.4%
20.Argentina$4.2 million0.3%
21.Dominican Republic$3.5 million0.3%
22.Honduras$3.3 million0.3%
23.Malaysia$3.2 million0.2%
24.Australia$2.5 million0.2%
25.New Caledonia$2.2 million0.2%
26.Bangladesh$2.2 million0.2%
27.Poland$2.2 million0.2%
28.United Kingdom$2.1 million0.2%
29.Panama$1.8 million0.1%
30.South Korea$1.8 million0.1%
31.India$1.7 million0.1%
32.Iran$1.6 million0.1%
33.Syria$1.4 million0.1%
34.Guatemala$1.3 million0.1%
35.Hungary$1.3 million0.1%
36.Peru$1.3 million0.1%
37.Czech Republic$1.2 million0.1%
38.Bulgaria$1.1 million0.1%
39.Brazil$909,0000.1%
40.Japan$898,0000.1%
41.Luxembourg$787,0000.1%
42.Albania$721,0000.1%
43.Denmark$716,0000.1%
44.Israel$660,0000.1%
45.Lithuania$657,0000.1%
46.Latvia$632,0000.05%
47.Armenia$548,0000.04%
48.Lebanon$541,0000.04%
49.Greece$536,0000.04%
50.Namibia$483,0000.04%
51.Vietnam$480,0000.04%
52.Senegal$476,0000.04%
53.Ukraine$422,0000.03%
54.Uruguay$407,0000.03%
55.Russia$397,0000.03%
56.Singapore$371,0000.03%
57.Croatia$323,0000.02%
58.Tunisia$314,0000.02%
59.Uganda$303,0000.02%
60.Egypt$292,0000.02%
61.Serbia$290,0000.02%
62.Slovenia$259,0000.02%
63.Jamaica$258,0000.02%
64.Pakistan$244,0000.02%
65.Oman$241,0000.02%
66.Indonesia$225,0000.02%
67.Myanmar$204,0000.02%
68.Ireland$193,0000.01%
69.Zimbabwe$141,0000.01%
70.Macedonia$135,0000.01%
71.Kyrgyzstan$111,0000.01%
72.Venezuela$96,0000.01%
73.Kazakhstan$91,0000.01%
74.Swaziland$90,0000.01%
75.Nicaragua$85,0000.01%
76.Macao$84,0000.01%
77.Uzbekistan$72,0000.01%
78.Slovakia$67,0000.01%
79.Sri Lanka$64,0000.005%
80.Hong Kong$61,0000.005%
81.Ethiopia$59,0000.005%
82.Bosnia and Herzegovina$57,0000.004%
83.Colombia$56,0000.004%
84.Sweden$54,0000.004%
85.Thailand$53,0000.004%
86.Philippines$49,0000.004%
87.Yemen$48,0000.004%
88.Belarus$47,0000.004%
89.Kenya$44,0000.003%
90.Cambodia$41,0000.003%
91.Taiwan$36,0000.003%
92.Ghana$33,0000.003%
93.Estonia$31,0000.002%
94.Mauritania$28,0000.002%
95.Finland$26,0000.002%
96.Ecuador$26,0000.002%
97.Jordan$24,0000.002%
98.Georgia$23,0000.002%
99.Tanzania$18,0000.001%
100.Azerbaijan$17,0000.001%
101.Fiji$14,0000.001%
102.Algeria$13,0000.001%
103.Trinidad/Tobago$13,0000.001%
104.Cyprus$12,0000.001%
105.Côte d'Ivoire$11,0000.001%
106.Laos$9,0000.001%
107.Romania$8,0000.001%
108.El Salvador$7,0000.001%
109.Rwanda$6,0000.0005%
110.Zambia$3,0000.0002%
111.Burkina Faso$3,0000.0002%
112.Madagascar$2,0000.0002%
113.Afghanistan$2,0000.0002%
114.Botswana$2,0000.0002%
115.Brunei Darussalam$1,0000.0001%
116.Bolivia$1,0000.0001%
117.Dominica$1,0000.0001%
118.Cuba$1,0000.0001%
119.Cameroon$1,0000.0001%
120.Lesotho$1,0000.0001%
121.Norway$1,0000.0001%
122.Curaçao$1,0000.0001%
123.Samoa$1,0000.0001%
124.United Arab Emirates$1,0000.0001%
125.Tokelau$1,0000.0001%
126.Switzerland$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

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on August 29, 2018

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on August 29, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on August 29, 2018

Wikipedia, Pumpkin. Accessed on August 29, 2018