Top Jams Exporting Countries

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International sales of jams shipped by exporting countries totaled US$3.2 billion during 2017. That dollar amount reflects a modest 0.1% gain since 2013 and a 2.2% appreciation from 2016 to 2017.

From a continental perspective, European countries generated the highest dollar value worth of exported jams during 2017 with shipments valued at $2 billion or 61.1% of the global total.

In second place were Asian exporters at 20.2% while 9.3% of jams supplied worldwide originated from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean. Smaller percentages came from North America (5.6%), Africa (2.7%) and Oceania notably Australia (1.1%).

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 2007 for jams, fruit jellies and marmalades.

Fruit Jams Exports by Country

Countries

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

  1. France: US$386 million (12% of total exported jams)
  2. Italy: $270.3 million (8.4%)
  3. Turkey: $257.4 million (8%)
  4. Germany: $229 million (7.1%)
  5. Spain: $194.4 million (6%)
  6. Belgium: $176.3 million (5.5%)
  7. Chile: $142.5 million (4.4%)
  8. Netherlands: $136.5 million (4.2%)
  9. India: $110.2 million (3.4%)
  10. United States: $106.1 million (3.3%)
  11. Austria: $95.6 million (3%)
  12. China: $78.4 million (2.4%)
  13. Denmark: $63.3 million (2%)
  14. United Kingdom: $60.1 million (1.9%)
  15. Poland: $59.6 million (1.9%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 73.5% of total jams exported in 2017.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing jams exporters since 2013 were: Austria (up 92.4%), Spain (up 35.2%), United States (up 30.3%) and the Netherlands (up 29.6%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international sales of jams were led by: Belgium (down -24.9%), China (down -19.5%), Chile (down -19.1%), Denmark (down -11.9%) and Germany (down -8.4%).

Advantages

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

  1. Turkey: US$249.1 million (net export surplus up 3.3% since 2013)
  2. France: $179.3 million (up 29.8%)
  3. Italy: $171.6 million (up 27.1%)
  4. Chile: $131.8 million (down -22%)
  5. Spain: $125 million (up 32.9%)
  6. India: $103.9 million (down -5.9%)
  7. Belgium: $90.7 million (down -36.1%)
  8. Denmark: $44.2 million (down -24.4%)
  9. Austria: $41.5 million (up 196%)
  10. Ecuador: $40.6 million (up 10.2%)
  11. Greece: $36.2 million (down -28.1%)
  12. Poland: $29.6 million (down -34.1%)
  13. Costa Rica: $28 million (down -56%)
  14. Mexico: $22.5 million (up 2.1%)
  15. Thailand: $22.3 million (down -14.7%)

Turkey has the highest surplus in the international trade of jams. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Turkey’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

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

  1. United States: -US$175.8 million (net export deficit up 18% since 2013)
  2. United Kingdom: -$133.7 million (up 2.5%)
  3. Russia: -$91.5 million (down -38.1%)
  4. Germany: -$64.4 million (up 1,704%)
  5. Canada: -$59 million (up 140.9%)
  6. Australia: -$44.4 million (up 7%)
  7. Japan: -$41.4 million (down -18.6%)
  8. Portugal: -$27.8 million (up 71.4%)
  9. Ireland: -$27.3 million (down -10.3%)
  10. Sweden: -$26 million (up 37.6%)
  11. Saudi Arabia: -$25.9 million (down -54.6%)
  12. United Arab Emirates: -$24.4 million (down -4.9%)
  13. Netherlands: -$23.9 million (up 109.7%)
  14. Iraq: -$22.2 million (no 2013 data)
  15. Finland: -$21.1 million (up 49.2%)

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

Companies

Fruit Jams Exporting Companies

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

  • AB Trading (France)
  • Azienda Agricola Piccaratico (Italy)
  • Big Brands Group SP Z O O Spolka Komandytowa (Poland)
  • Dimitrov Handelsagentur E.K. (Germany)
  • Guangzhou Yilin Foodstuff Co. (China)
  • Helsan Gida Sanayi VE Ticaret Limited (Turkey)
  • Mazda Limited (India)
  • Minerve Trade (Belgium)
  • Panarro Foods S.L. (Spain)
  • Tenafly Ltd. (United Kingdom)










See also Highest Value French Export Products and France’s Top Trading Partners

Research Sources:
Alibaba, Supplier showroom for fruit jam. Accessed on June 12, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 12, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 12, 2018

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 12, 2018