International sales of jams shipped by exporting countries totaled US$3.33 billion during 2019. That dollar amount reflects a 5.1% gain since 2015 but a -7.5% downtick from 2018 to 2019.
From a continental perspective, suppliers in European countries generated the highest dollar value worth of exported jams during 2019 with shipments valued at $2.1 billion or 63.3% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 19% while 9.4% of jams supplied worldwide originated from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean. Smaller percentages came from North America (5.6%), Africa (1.8%), and Oceania (1.1%) notably New Zealand and Australia.
For research purposes, the 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 2007 for jams, fruit jellies and marmalades.
Fruit Jams Exports by Country
Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of jams during 2019.
- France: US$409 million (12.3% of total exported jams)
- Italy: $276.3 million (8.3%)
- Spain: $261.3 million (7.9%)
- Germany: $236.8 million (7.1%)
- Turkey: $219.2 million (6.6%)
- Belgium: $196.4 million (5.9%)
- India: $157.4 million (4.7%)
- Chile: $136.7 million (4.1%)
- Netherlands: $120.9 million (3.6%)
- United States: $104.7 million (3.1%)
- Austria: $104.7 million (3.1%)
- Poland: $77.3 million (2.3%)
- China: $69.4 million (2.1%)
- Denmark: $58.5 million (1.8%)
- United Kingdom: $53.1 million (1.6%)
By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 74.6% of globally exported jams in 2019.
Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing exporters of jams since 2015 were: Spain (up 64.9%), Austria (up 52.5%), Poland (up 34.5%) and France (up 20.9%).
Four countries posted declines in their international sales of jams: Turkey (down -44%), China (down -17.1%), United States (down -13.7%) and Denmark (down -7%).
The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for jams during 2019. 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.
- Turkey: US$212.5 million (net export surplus down -43.9% since 2015)
- France: $210.4 million (up 51.5%)
- Spain: $189.5 million (up 86.4%)
- Italy: $169 million (up 13.9%)
- India: $147.6 million (up 15.7%)
- Chile: $125.8 million (up 6.3%)
- Belgium: $113.7 million (up 24.9%)
- Austria: $54.5 million (up 144.2%)
- Denmark: $41 million (down -16.2%)
- Ecuador: $40.3 million (down -9.3%)
- Poland: $38.8 million (up 2.7%)
- Greece: $36.7 million (down -17.1%)
- Thailand: $26.3 million (up 31.4%)
- Argentina: $23.9 million (up 20%)
- Costa Rica: $22.5 million (down -33.2%)
Turkey generated 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.
The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for jams during 2019. 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.
- United States: -US$239.8 million (net export deficit up 75.9% since 2015)
- United Kingdom: -$120.2 million (down -12.2%)
- Russia: -$84.1 million (down -14.3%)
- Canada: -$61.8 million (up 8%)
- Germany: -$54.3 million (down -0.4%)
- Australia: -$41.6 million (up 15.9%)
- Japan: -$35.9 million (down -8.1%)
- Saudi Arabia: -$35.3 million (up 27.8%)
- Portugal: -$33.6 million (up 131.8%)
- Ireland: -$30.4 million (down -15.2%)
- Israel: -$26.5 million (up 86.5%)
- China: -$25.9 million (reversing a $28.8 million surplus)
- Finland: -$22.7 million (up 44.7%)
- Hong Kong: -$22.5 million (up 11.4%)
- South Korea: -$20 million (up 1.3%)
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.
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)
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Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 27, 2020