International sales of jams shipped by exporting countries totaled US$3.5 billion during 2018. That dollar amount reflects a 2.2% gain since 2014 and a 4% uptick from 2017 to 2018.
From a continental perspective, European countries generated the highest dollar value worth of exported jams during 2018 with shipments valued at $2.2 billion or 62.3% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 19.8% while 8.5% 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%) then Oceania (1.2%) notably New Zealand and Australia.
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 2018.
- France: US$415.4 million (12% of total jams exports)
- Italy: $296.5 million (8.6%)
- Germany: $255 million (7.4%)
- Turkey: $227 million (6.6%)
- Spain: $218.7 million (6.3%)
- Belgium: $202.5 million (5.8%)
- India: $153.3 million (4.4%)
- Chile: $146.5 million (4.2%)
- Netherlands: $120.5 million (3.5%)
- Austria: $107.4 million (3.1%)
- United States: $105.3 million (3%)
- China: $97.6 million (2.8%)
- Poland: $79.8 million (2.3%)
- Denmark: $66.1 million (1.9%)
- United Kingdom: $64.9 million (1.9%)
By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 73.8% of total jams exported in 2018.
Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing jams exporters since 2014 were: Austria (up 77.9%), India (up 34.4%), United Kingdom (up 32.5%) and Spain (up 30.6%).
Four countries posted declines in their exported jams sales namely: Turkey (down -30.2%), Chile (down -23.5%), Denmark (down -10.2%) and Belgium (down -3.4%).
The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for jams during 2018. 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$218.1 million (net export surplus down -31.8% since 2014)
- France: $192.2 million (up 32.7%)
- Italy: $175.1 million (up 2.3%)
- India: $144 million (up 31.5%)
- Chile: $134.4 million (down -25.1%)
- Spain: $131.2 million (up 15.4%)
- Belgium: $112.4 million (down -9%)
- Austria: $57.2 million (up 434.5%)
- Greece: $48.7 million (down -25.2%)
- Denmark: $47.9 million (down -17.1%)
- Poland: $44.2 million (down -11.8%)
- Ecuador: $40.2 million (up 0.2%)
- Mexico: $31.5 million (up 13.6%)
- Argentina: $28.7 million (up 90.9%)
- Costa Rica: $26.7 million (down -40.3%)
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.
The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for jams during 2018. 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-$219 million (net export deficit up 50.4% since 2014)
- United Kingdom: -$138.6 million (up 9.1%)
- Russia: -$110.5 million (down -27.1%)
- Germany: -$60.5 million (up 128.4%)
- Canada: -$59.3 million (up 31.6%)
- Saudi Arabia: -$48.1 million (up 111.3%)
- Japan: -$44.2 million (down -1.4%)
- Australia: -$42.6 million (down -2.4%)
- Ireland: -$32.4 million (down -1.4%)
- Portugal: -$28.8 million (up 78.9%)
- Sweden: -$28.3 million (up 2.7%)
- United Arab Emirates: -$25.3 million (down -38.7%)
- Netherlands: -$24.8 million (up 99.7%)
- Finland: -$24.5 million (up 32.4%)
- Israel: -$22.9 million (up 54.8%)
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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The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on July 15, 2019