Sweet Cherries Exports by Country

Sweet Cherries Exports by Country

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Global sales from sweet cherries exports by country totaled US$2.2 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of exported sweet cherries rose by an average 37.1% for all exporting countries since 2013 when sweet cherries shipments were valued at $1.6 billion. Year over year, sweet cherries exports fell by -7.8% from 2016 to 2017.

Among continents, North American countries generated the highest dollar worth of exported sweet cherries during 2017 with shipments valued at $675.3 million or 30.8% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 25.4% while 24.2% of worldwide sweet cherries shipments originated from Latin American excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean. Smaller percentages were attributed to Europe at 14.8%, Oceania–mostly New Zealand and Australia–at 4.7%) and Africa (0.1%).

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 080929 for fresh cherries excluding sour cherries.

Sweet Cherries Exports by Country

Countries

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

  1. United States: US$618.2 million (28.2% of exported sweet cherries)
  2. Chile: $513.2 million (23.4%)
  3. Hong Kong: $301.6 million (13.7%)
  4. Turkey: $159 million (7.2%)
  5. Spain: $77.6 million (3.5%)
  6. Austria: $69.8 million (3.2%)
  7. Uzbekistan: $66.7 million (3%)
  8. New Zealand: $63.2 million (2.9%)
  9. Canada: $57.1 million (2.6%)
  10. Italy: $51 million (2.3%)
  11. Australia: $40.5 million (1.8%)
  12. Greece: $31.6 million (1.4%)
  13. Netherlands: $24.7 million (1.1%)
  14. Azerbaijan: $23.2 million (1.1%)
  15. Argentina: $17.2 million (0.8%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 96.4% of global sweet cherries exports in 2017.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing sweet cherries exporters since 2013 were: Hong Kong (up 284.6%), Argentina (up 256.7%), Azerbaijan (up 219.7%) and New Zealand (up 218.5%).

Two countries posted declines in their exported sweet cherries sales namely Greece (down -36.2%) and Austria (down -0.1%).

Advantages

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

  1. United States: US$541.4 million (net export surplus up 41.9% since 2013)
  2. Chile: $513.2 million (up 31.2%)
  3. Turkey: $159 million (up 2.8%)
  4. Spain: $69 million (up 15.3%)
  5. Uzbekistan: $66.7 million (up 57.6%)
  6. New Zealand: $62.6 million (up 225.2%)
  7. Italy: $32.7 million (up 27.9%)
  8. Greece: $31.4 million (down -36.4%)
  9. Australia: $26 million (up 45.5%)
  10. Azerbaijan: $23.2 million (up 220%)
  11. Argentina: $17.2 million (up 256.7%)
  12. Serbia: $12 million (up 99.5%)
  13. Moldova: $3.9 million (no 2013 data)
  14. Ukraine: $3.2 million (no 2013 data)
  15. Lebanon: $2.5 million (up 80.9%)

Overtaking the United States, in 2017 Chile earned the highest surplus in the international trade of sweet cherries. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Chile’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

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

  1. China: -US$770.7 million (net export deficit up 158.3% since 2013)
  2. Germany: -$179.6 million (up 48.3%)
  3. South Korea: -$160.4 million (up 78.5%)
  4. Hong Kong: -$143.3 million (up 18.3%)
  5. Taiwan: -$109.9 million (up 4,613%)
  6. Russia: -$94.5 million (down -22.5%)
  7. Canada: -$80.6 million (down -17.9%)
  8. United Kingdom: -$49.9 million (down -21.1%)
  9. Kazakhstan: -$47.3 million (up 18.4%)
  10. Japan: -$47 million (down -33.5%)
  11. Vietnam: -$17.9 million (up 498.6%)
  12. Switzerland: -$16.5 million (down -8.7%)
  13. Thailand: -$14.6 million (up 133.8%)
  14. Belgium: -$14.5 million (up 23.2%)
  15. Brazil: -$13.8 million (down -15.2%)

The People’s Republic of China incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of sweet cherries. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights China’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for sweet cherries-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Sweet Cherries Exporting Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following companies are also examples of sweet cherries-trading companies located in the country shown within parentheses:

  • AA Group, S. Coop (Spain)
  • Aldera Dis Ticaret Ve Danismanlik Limited Sirketi (Turkey)
  • Bay Street Mobile LLC (United States)
  • Gold Fuji Co Ltd (Australia)
  • Gounousi An. Helen (Greece)
  • Industrias Agricolas Sudamricanas LTDA (Chile)
  • Jining Eagle International Trade Co Ltd (China)
  • Macfarlane Consultancy BV (Netherlands)
  • MG-Fruits EU (Austria)
  • Sutherland S.A. Produce Inc (Canada)


 

Searchable List of Sweet Cherries Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2017 Sweet Cherries Exports% World Total
1.United StatesUS$618.2 million28.2%
2.Chile$513.2 million23.4%
3.Hong Kong$301.6 million13.7%
4.Turkey$159 million7.2%
5.Spain$77.6 million3.5%
6.Austria$69.8 million3.2%
7.Uzbekistan$66.7 million3%
8.New Zealand$63.2 million2.9%
9.Canada$57.1 million2.6%
10.Italy$51 million2.3%
11.Australia$40.5 million1.8%
12.Greece$31.6 million1.4%
13.Netherlands$24.7 million1.1%
14.Azerbaijan$23.2 million1.1%
15.Argentina$17.2 million0.8%
16.Serbia$14.2 million0.6%
17.Germany$12.6 million0.6%
18.France$10 million0.5%
19.Belgium$7 million0.3%
20.Sweden$4.3 million0.2%
21.Moldova$4.2 million0.2%
22.Ukraine$3.3 million0.1%
23.Lebanon$2.5 million0.1%
24.Bulgaria$2.3 million0.1%
25.Lithuania$1.6 million0.1%
26.South Africa$1.6 million0.1%
27.Denmark$1.6 million0.1%
28.Macedonia$1.5 million0.1%
29.Czech Republic$1.4 million0.1%
30.United Kingdom$1.3 million0.1%
31.Syria$1.2 million0.1%
32.Hungary$1.1 million0.05%
33.Poland$959,0000.04%
34.Kuwait$921,0000.04%
35.Latvia$918,0000.04%
36.Tajikistan$662,0000.03%
37.Romania$486,0000.02%
38.Estonia$474,0000.02%
39.Kyrgyzstan$345,0000.02%
40.China$340,0000.02%
41.Kazakhstan$338,0000.02%
42.Yemen$315,0000.01%
43.Israel$265,0000.01%
44.Iran$259,0000.01%
45.Slovenia$242,0000.01%
46.Tunisia$219,0000.01%
47.Norway$178,0000.01%
48.Portugal$139,0000.01%
49.United Arab Emirates$110,0000.01%
50.Croatia$104,0000.005%
51.Indonesia$93,0000.004%
52.Belarus$83,0000.004%
53.Luxembourg$82,0000.004%
54.Jordan$74,0000.003%
55.Switzerland$55,0000.003%
56.Singapore$52,0000.002%
57.Qatar$44,0000.002%
58.Bosnia/Herzegovina$33,0000.002%
59.Albania$33,0000.002%
60.Japan$29,0000.001%
61.Slovakia$23,0000.001%
62.Georgia$19,0000.001%
63.Zimbabwe$18,0000.001%
64.Morocco$17,0000.001%
65.India$16,0000.001%
66.Armenia$15,0000.001%
67.Russia$13,0000.001%
68.Mexico$11,0000.001%
69.Ireland$6,0000.0003%
70.Thailand$6,0000.0003%
71.Bangladesh$5,0000.0002%
72.Algeria$5,0000.0002%
73.Afghanistan$4,0000.0002%
74.Finland$4,0000.0002%
75.Tanzania$4,0000.0002%
76.Côte d'Ivoire$3,0000.0001%
77.Nicaragua$2,0000.0001%
78.Sierra Leone$2,0000.0001%
79.Pakistan$1,0000.00005%
80.South Korea$1,0000.00005%
81.El Salvador$1,0000.00005%


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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 11, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 11, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 11, 2018

Alibaba, Supplier Information for Fresh Cherries. Accessed on June 11, 2018