Top Cookies Exporters by Country

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Oatmeal raisin cookies

Cookies exported by country totaled US$7.9 billion in 2017. That dollar amount reflects a 0.4% uptick for all cookies shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012. Year over year, the value of exported cookies appreciated by 5.1% from 2016 to 2017.

Also called sweet biscuits in some countries, a wide range of cookies are beloved snacks around the globe. In the United States, favorites include chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, white chocolate, sugar and shortbread cookies according to OnePoll.com.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported cookies during 2017 with shipments valued at $4.7 billion or 59.8% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 18.3% while 15.3% of worldwide cookies shipments originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Latin America (4%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (1.5%) and Oceania (1%) led by Australia and New Zealand.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for sweet biscuits is 190531.

Top Cookies Exporters by Country

Countries

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

  1. Germany: US$743.1 million (9.4% of total exported cookies)
  2. Netherlands: $715 million (9.1%)
  3. Mexico: $675.7 million (8.6%)
  4. Belgium: $598.9 million (7.6%)
  5. United Kingdom: $414.4 million (5.3%)
  6. Canada: $343.5 million (4.4%)
  7. Turkey: $333.2 million (4.2%)
  8. Poland: $313.1 million (4%)
  9. France: $293.5 million (3.7%)
  10. Italy: $275.5 million (3.5%)
  11. Indonesia: $260.6 million (3.3%)
  12. Spain: $253.3 million (3.2%)
  13. Denmark: $203.1 million (2.6%)
  14. United States: $188.1 million (2.4%)
  15. Czech Republic: $177 million (2.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped nearly three-quarters (73.5%) of all cookies exports in 2017 by value.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing cookies exporters since 2013 were: Mexico (up 96.4%), Indonesia (up 49.3%), Czech Republic (up 47.9%) and Italy (up 20.7%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported cookies sales were led by: Belgium (down -19.2%), United States (down -19.1%), United Kingdom (down -14.7%), France (down -14.2%) and Canada (down -10.3%).

Advantages

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

  1. Mexico: US$626.9 million (net export surplus up 108% since 2013)
  2. Netherlands: $412.3 million (up 11.8%)
  3. Turkey: $317.6 million (up 10.9%)
  4. Belgium: $315.7 million (down -19.7%)
  5. Germany: $254.5 million (down -26.5%)
  6. Indonesia: $235 million (up 49.3%)
  7. Poland: $214 million (up 20.9%)
  8. India: $163.4 million (down -5.7%)
  9. Denmark: $155.4 million (up 4.5%)
  10. Czech Republic: $123.6 million (up 1,278%)
  11. Spain: $113.1 million (up 8.4%)
  12. Canada: $106.7 million (down -33.1%)
  13. Italy: $105.5 million (up 93.3%)
  14. Malaysia: $100.6 million (up 31.9%)
  15. Ukraine: $59.5 million (down -49.3%)

Mexico has the highest surplus in the international trade of cookies. 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 cookies 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 cookies purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$1.1 billion (net export deficit up 38.1% since 2013)
  2. China: -$238.9 million (up 51.2%)
  3. France: -$218.6 million (down -19.4%)
  4. Saudi Arabia: -$109.6 million (up 6.7%)
  5. Ireland: -$103.7 million (up 5.2%)
  6. Hong Kong: -$94.1 million (up 79.8%)
  7. Iraq: -$92 million (no 2013 data)
  8. United Kingdom: -$75.6 million (reversing a $25.4 million surplus)
  9. Australia: -$73.3 million (down -8.2%)
  10. Vietnam: -$67.5 million (up 107.5%)
  11. Romania: -$60.7 million (down -0.2%)
  12. Portugal: -$56.5 million (up 38.8%)
  13. South Korea: -$48.6 million (up 109.2%)
  14. Norway: -$46.2 million (down -17.4%)
  15. Kuwait: -$44.8 million (up 19.5%)

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

Companies

Cookies Exporting Companies

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

  • Benfel Dis Ticaret Limited Sirketi (Turkey)
  • Blue Dots SRO (Czech Republic)
  • Dollaritemdirect.com Inc (United States)
  • Gusti d’Italia SRL (Italy)
  • Jens Schleicher GMBH (Germany)
  • LA International Trading Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • NV Solucious (Belgium)
  • Petitki (Poland)
  • Pt. Agel Langgeng (Indonesia)
  • RYS Trading Company BV (Netherlands)


 

Searchable List of Cookies Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2017 Cookies Exports% World Total
1.Germany$743.1 million9.4%
2.Netherlands$715 million9.1%
3.Mexico$675.7 million8.6%
4.Belgium$598.9 million7.6%
5.United Kingdom$414.4 million5.3%
6.Canada$343.5 million4.4%
7.Turkey$333.2 million4.2%
8.Poland$313.1 million4%
9.France$293.5 million3.7%
10.Italy$275.5 million3.5%
11.Indonesia$260.6 million3.3%
12.Spain$253.3 million3.2%
13.Denmark$203.1 million2.6%
14.United States$188.1 million2.4%
15.Czech Republic$177 million2.2%
16.India$169.5 million2.2%
17.Malaysia$159.4 million2%
18.Russia$98 million1.2%
19.Sweden$95.2 million1.2%
20.Austria$86.7 million1.1%
21.Thailand$79.8 million1%
22.Ukraine$67.9 million0.9%
23.Serbia$57.2 million0.7%
24.Portugal$51.7 million0.7%
25.China$48.7 million0.6%
26.Peru$48.4 million0.6%
27.Saudi Arabia$47 million0.6%
28.Switzerland$46.7 million0.6%
29.Australia$43.1 million0.5%
30.United Arab Emirates$43 million0.5%
31.Singapore$42.9 million0.5%
32.Brazil$41.4 million0.5%
33.South Africa$41 million0.5%
34.Costa Rica$39.5 million0.5%
35.Hong Kong$39.4 million0.5%
36.Oman$38.5 million0.5%
37.Egypt$37.4 million0.5%
38.Guatemala$37.1 million0.5%
39.Argentina$35.1 million0.4%
40.Colombia$31.6 million0.4%
41.New Zealand$30.3 million0.4%
42.Taiwan$30.1 million0.4%
43.Philippines$27.9 million0.4%
44.Slovakia$27.9 million0.4%
45.Bulgaria$25 million0.3%
46.Croatia$24.8 million0.3%
47.Dominican Republic$24.2 million0.3%
48.Hungary$20.6 million0.3%
49.El Salvador$17.7 million0.2%
50.Lithuania$16.7 million0.2%
51.Sri Lanka$15.4 million0.2%
52.Pakistan$14.8 million0.2%
53.Latvia$14.7 million0.2%
54.Vietnam$13.7 million0.2%
55.Bosnia/Herzegovina$13.3 million0.2%
56.South Korea$13.1 million0.2%
57.Greece$12.9 million0.2%
58.Romania$12.2 million0.2%
59.Macedonia$11.3 million0.1%
60.Zambia$10.6 million0.1%
61.Ireland$10.6 million0.1%
62.Jordan$10.5 million0.1%
63.Honduras$10.4 million0.1%
64.Trinidad/Tobago$9.9 million0.1%
65.Japan$9.6 million0.1%
66.Uganda$9.6 million0.1%
67.Macao$8.8 million0.1%
68.Slovenia$8.5 million0.1%
69.Barbados$8.1 million0.1%
70.Moldova$7.9 million0.1%
71.Kazakhstan$7.3 million0.1%
72.Kuwait$6.2 million0.1%
73.Fiji$6.1 million0.1%
74.Montenegro$6.1 million0.1%
75.Belarus$5.4 million0.1%
76.Tunisia$4.9 million0.1%
77.Bolivia$4.7 million0.1%
78.Lebanon$4.6 million0.1%
79.Chile$4.3 million0.1%
80.Bangladesh$4.2 million0.1%
81.Senegal$3.9 million0.05%
82.Finland$3.6 million0.05%
83.Morocco$3.4 million0.04%
84.Israel$3.1 million0.04%
85.Syrian Arab Republic$2.8 million0.04%
86.Jamaica$2.8 million0.04%
87.Iran$2.8 million0.04%
88.Kenya$1.7 million0.02%
89.Algeria$1.5 million0.02%
90.Luxembourg$1.4 million0.02%
91.Lesotho$1.4 million0.02%
92.Ecuador$1.2 million0.02%
93.Kyrgyzstan$1.1 million0.01%
94.Estonia$1 million0.01%
95.Uruguay$767,0000.01%
96.Togo$754,0000.01%
97.Zimbabwe$753,0000.01%
98.Cameroon$720,0000.01%
99.Norway$715,0000.01%
100.Nigeria$689,0000.01%
101.Gambia$623,0000.01%
102.Uzbekistan$557,0000.01%
103.Tanzania$502,0000.01%
104.Georgia$381,0000.005%
105.Yemen$380,0000.005%
106.Cabo Verde$360,0000.005%
107.Malta$289,0000.004%
108.Panama$243,0000.003%
109.Nepal$203,0000.003%
110.Azerbaijan$155,0000.002%
111.Ghana$149,0000.002%
112.Mauritius$130,0000.002%
113.Venezuela$117,0000.001%
114.Armenia$103,0000.001%
115.Brunei Darussalam$98,0000.001%
116.Madagascar$81,0000.001%
117.Iceland$77,0000.001%
118.Côte d'Ivoire$75,0000.001%
119.Cambodia$61,0000.001%
120.Malawi$56,0000.001%
121.Afghanistan$51,0000.001%
122.Suriname$44,0000.001%
123.Albania$32,0000.0004%
124.Palestine$32,0000.0004%
125.Swaziland$31,0000.0004%
126.Seychelles$30,0000.0004%
127.Libya$29,0000.0004%
128.Niger$24,0000.0003%
129.Ethiopia$24,0000.0003%
130.Guyana$22,0000.0003%
131.Haiti$21,0000.0003%
132.Samoa$18,0000.0002%
133.Tokelau$14,0000.0002%
134.Palau$12,0000.0002%
135.Bahrain$11,0000.0001%
136.Turkmenistan$11,0000.0001%
137.Anguilla$10,0000.0001%
138.Antigua/Barbuda$8,0000.0001%
139.Botswana$7,0000.0001%
140.Gibraltar$7,0000.0001%
141.Democratic Rep. Congo$6,0000.0001%
142.St. Pierre/Miquelon$6,0000.0001%
143.Tajikistan$5,0000.0001%
144.Paraguay$5,0000.0001%
145.Mongolia$4,0000.0001%
146.Grenada$3,0000.00004%
147.Cyprus$3,0000.00004%
148.Belize$3,0000.00004%
149.US Minor Outlying Is$3,0000.00004%
150.Bermuda$2,0000.00003%
151.Gabon$2,0000.00003%
152.Iraq$2,0000.00003%
153.Laos$1,0000.00001%
154.Namibia$1,0000.00001%
155.Curaçao$1,0000.00001%
156.Guinea$1,0000.00001%
157.Faroe Islands$1,0000.00001%
158.Cayman Islands$1,0000.00001%
159.Sudan$1,0000.00001%

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Huffington Post, The Definitive List of America’s Favorite Cookies. Accessed on September 10, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on September 10, 2018

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