Top Jams Exporting Countries

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Jams around the world

Global sales of jams shipped by exporting countries totaled US$3.1 billion during 2016. That amount represents an 8.3% increase since 2012 but a -0.3% downtick from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of exported jams during 2016 with shipments valued at $1.8 billion or 58.5% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 21.8% while 9.3% of worldwide shipments of jams originated from Latin America excluding Mexico. Smaller percentages came from North America (6.6%), Africa (2.8%) and Oceania including Australia (1%).

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

Fruit Jams Exports by Country

Countries

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

  1. France: US$354.2 million (11.5% of total exported jams)
  2. Turkey: $280.9 million (9.1%)
  3. Italy: $247.5 million (8%)
  4. Germany: $211.6 million (6.9%)
  5. Belgium: $178.3 million (5.8%)
  6. Spain: $177.7 million (5.8%)
  7. Chile: $135.7 million (4.4%)
  8. India: $131.7 million (4.3%)
  9. United States: $124.9 million (4.1%)
  10. Netherlands: $104.8 million (3.4%)
  11. China: $77.3 million (2.5%)
  12. Austria: $75.7 million (2.5%)
  13. Denmark: $67.3 million (2.2%)
  14. Poland: $55.5 million (1.8%)
  15. United Kingdom: $48.3 million (1.6%)
  16. The listed 15 countries shipped 73.7% of global jams exports in 2016 by value.

    Among the above countries, the fastest-growing jams exporters since 2012 were: Spain (up 94.9%), Austria (up 68.7%), India (up 60.5%) and United States (up 57.5%).

    Those countries that posted declines in their exported jams sales were led by: Chile (down -25.2%), China (down -21.4%), Poland (down -12.7%), Germany (down -10.9%) and United Kingdom (down -9.9%).

Advantages

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

  1. Turkey: US$271.2 million (net export surplus up 18.2% since 2012)
  2. Italy: $155.3 million (up 53.2%)
  3. France: $147.6 million (up 28.3%)
  4. India: $125 million (up 59.7%)
  5. Chile: $123.2 million (down -29.2%)
  6. Spain: $112.7 million (up 134.9%)
  7. Belgium: $96.2 million (down -20%)
  8. Denmark: $50.6 million (down -10.4%)
  9. Ecuador: $38.4 million (up 17%)
  10. Greece: $36.1 million (down -51.8%)
  11. Poland: $31.5 million (down -32.1%)
  12. Austria: $30 million (up 154%)
  13. Costa Rica: $28 million (down -58.1%)
  14. Mexico: $27.8 million (up 48.7%)
  15. Thailand: $22.6 million (down -1.4%)

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 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 imported jams purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$160.1 million (net export deficit up 17.4% since 2012)
  2. United Kingdom: -$124.4 million (up 13.5%)
  3. Russia: -$66.6 million (down -45.1%)
  4. Canada: -$61.7 million (up 184%)
  5. Germany: -$46.6 million (reversing a $18.5 million surplus)
  6. Australia: -$37.3 million (down -11.2%)
  7. Japan: -$36.7 million (down -33.4%)
  8. Ireland: -$31 million (up 8.5%)
  9. Saudi Arabia: -$27.4 million (down -4.1%)
  10. United Arab Emirates: -$25.1 million (down -11%)
  11. Sweden: -$24 million (up 52.5%)
  12. Hong Kong: -$21.1 million (up 20.4%)
  13. South Korea: -$19.4 million (up 46.7%)
  14. Finland: -$19.3 million (up 83.5%)
  15. Portugal: -$18.1 million (up 27.5%)

The United States 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:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on July 15, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 15, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on July 15, 2017

Alibaba, Supplier showroom for fruit jam. Accessed on July 15, 2017