Sweet Cherries Exports by Country

Sweet Cherries Exports by Country

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Global sales from sweet cherries exports by country amounted to US$2.4 billion in 2016.

Overall, the value of sweet cherries exports were up by an average 44.1% for all exporting countries since 2012 when sweet cherries shipments were valued at $1.6 billion. Year over year, exported sweet cherries appreciated by 34.6% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, Latin American (excluding Mexico) and Caribbean countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported sweet cherries during 2016 with shipments valued at $819.6 million or 34.5% of global exports. In second place were Asian exporters at 25.9% while 21.7% of worldwide sweet cherries shipments originated from North America. Smaller percentages were attributed to Europe (13.9%), Oceania mostly New Zealand and Australia (3.8%) and Africa (0.3%).

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

Sweet Cherries Exports by Country


Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of sweet cherries during 2016:

  1. Chile: US$802.5 million (33.8% of exported sweet cherries)
  2. United States: $455.5 million (19.2%)
  3. Hong Kong: $347.6 million (14.6%)
  4. Turkey: $182.5 million (7.7%)
  5. Austria: $97.3 million (4.1%)
  6. Spain: $66.5 million (2.8%)
  7. Canada: $59.1 million (2.5%)
  8. Uzbekistan: $51.6 million (2.2%)
  9. New Zealand: $47.6 million (2%)
  10. Australia: $42.3 million (1.8%)
  11. Greece: $34.8 million (1.5%)
  12. Germany: $24.7 million (1.04%)
  13. Azerbaijan: $22.9 million (0.97%)
  14. Italy: $22.6 million (0.95%)
  15. Netherlands: $18.3 million (0.8%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 95.8% of global sweet cherries exports in 2016 by value.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing sweet cherries exporters since 2012 were: Uzbekistan (up 405.3%), Hong Kong (up 251.7%), New Zealand (up 226.7%) and Azerbaijan (up 138.6%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported sweet cherries sales were led by: Italy (down -52.2%), Netherlands (down -20.2%), United States (down -13.1%), Spain (down -7.7%) and Austria (down -7.4%).


The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for sweet cherries during 2016. 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. Chile: US$802.5 million (net export surplus up 112.7% since 2012)
  2. United States: $368.7 million (down -22.6%)
  3. Turkey: $182.5 million (up 16.8%)
  4. Spain: $60.2 million (down -5%)
  5. Uzbekistan: $51.6 million (up 405.3%)
  6. New Zealand: $47.2 million (up 243.5%)
  7. Greece: $34.6 million (up 52.3%)
  8. Australia: $29.8 million (reversing a -$10.7 million deficit)
  9. Azerbaijan: $22.9 million (up 138.4%)
  10. Argentina: $17.1 million (up 71.1%)
  11. Serbia: $8.5 million (up 34.2%)
  12. Poland: $4.6 million (down -51.9%)
  13. Syria: $3.3 million (down -65.1%)
  14. Lebanon: $3.3 million (up 178%)
  15. Somalia: $3 million (reversing a -$28,000 deficit)

Chile has 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.


The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for sweet cherries during 2016. 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$796.7 million (net export deficit up 160.4% since 2012)
  2. Hong Kong: -$187.5 million (up 25.6%)
  3. Germany: -$135.6 million (up 17.2%)
  4. South Korea: -$125 million (up 51.1%)
  5. Taiwan: -$87.4 million (up 54.3%)
  6. Russia: -$85.4 million (down -22.5%)
  7. United Kingdom: -$58.6 million (down -28.5%)
  8. Canada: -$48.4 million (down -58.8%)
  9. Japan: -$45.5 million (down -52.2%)
  10. Kazakhstan: -$41.8 million (up 420.7%)
  11. Austria: -$20.8 million (reversing a $6.4 million surplus)
  12. Belarus: -$16.9 million (up 692.6%)
  13. Switzerland: -$16.4 million (up 14.4%)
  14. Norway: -$13.1 million (up 19.2%)
  15. Vietnam: -$12.8 million (up 305.9%)

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.


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:

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


Searchable List of Sweet Cherries Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2016 Sweet Cherries Exports% World Total
1.ChileUS$802.5 million33.8%
2.United States$455.5 million19.2%
3.Hong Kong$347.6 million14.6%
4.Turkey$182.5 million7.7%
5.Austria$97.3 million4.1%
6.Spain$66.5 million2.8%
7.Canada$59.1 million2.5%
8.Uzbekistan$51.6 million2.2%
9.New Zealand$47.6 million2%
10.Australia$42.3 million1.8%
11.Greece$34.8 million1.5%
12.Germany$24.7 million1%
13.Azerbaijan$22.9 million1%
14.Italy$22.6 million1%
15.Netherlands$18.3 million0.8%
16.Argentina$17.1 million0.7%
17.France$11.9 million0.5%
18.Serbia$10.7 million0.4%
19.Belgium$8.4 million0.4%
20.Sweden$7.3 million0.3%
21.Poland$6.5 million0.3%
22.Lithuania$3.5 million0.1%
23.Syria$3.3 million0.1%
24.Lebanon$3.3 million0.1%
25.Somalia$3 million0.1%
26.Ukraine$2.1 million0.1%
27.Iran$2.1 million0.1%
28.South Africa$1.9 million0.1%
29.Moldova$1.9 million0.1%
30.Denmark$1.9 million0.1%
31.Czech Republic$1.7 million0.1%
32.Slovakia$1.7 million0.1%
33.Hungary$1.6 million0.1%
34.Macedonia$1.6 million0.1%
35.Belarus$1.3 million0.1%
36.Bulgaria$1.1 million0.05%
37.United Kingdom$889,0000.04%
48.Côte d'Ivoire$155,0000.01%
51.United Arab Emirates$116,0000.005%
59.Myanmar (Burma)$31,0000.001%
76.South Korea$2,0000.0001%
82.US Minor Outlying Is$1,0000.00004%

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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on July 17, 2017

Alibaba, Supplier Information for Fresh Cherries. Accessed on July 17, 2017