Top Strawberries Exporters by Country

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Global export sales by all countries totaled US$2.6 billion during 2018 for fresh strawberries, while the value of shipments for frozen strawberries amounted to $1.1 billion.

Overall, the value of globally exported fresh strawberries increased in value by 9.6% since 2014 when fresh strawberries exports were valued at $2.4 billion. Shipments of frozen strawberries appreciated by a more aggressive 22.8% over the same 5-year period, up from $899.7 million in 2014.

Renown for its bright red color, juicy texture, sweetness and distinct aroma, a strawberry is a popular fruit eaten raw or consumed in prepared foods and drinks including puddings, jams, pies, ice cream, milkshakes and juices.

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 081010 for fresh strawberries while the 6-digit prefix for frozen strawberries is 081110.

Fresh Strawberries Exports by Top Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of raw strawberries during 2018.

  1. Spain: US$694 million (26.7% of exported fresh strawberries)
  2. United States: $475.2 million (18.3%)
  3. Mexico: $432.4 million (16.6%)
  4. Netherlands: $287.4 million (11.1%)
  5. Belgium: $180.9 million (7%)
  6. Egypt: $74.2 million (2.9%)
  7. Morocco: $47.3 million (1.8%)
  8. South Korea: $46.4 million (1.8%)
  9. Germany: $42.8 million (1.6%)
  10. Greece: $38.4 million (1.5%)
  11. France: $37.8 million (1.5%)
  12. Italy: $35.2 million (1.4%)
  13. Turkey: $23.8 million (0.9%)
  14. Japan: $23.2 million (0.9%)
  15. Australia: $20.4 million (0.8%)

The above countries produced 94.6% of globally exported fresh strawberries in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of raw strawberries since 2014 were: Japan (up 463.8%), Mexico (up 86%), Australia (up 73.3%), South Korea (up 46.8%) and Morocco (up 43.7%).

Five top exporters experienced declining international sales for fresh strawberries over the 5-year period: Greece (down -35%), France (down -19.6%), Netherlands (down -19.2%), Italy (down -17.3%) and Egypt (down -1.7%).
 



 

Frozen Strawberries Exports by Top Countries

The following list showcases the 15 nations that garnered the highest international sales of frozen strawberries in 2018.

  1. Poland: US$200.1 million (18.1% of exported frozen strawberries)
  2. Mexico: $143.5 million (13%)
  3. Egypt: $121.2 million (11%)
  4. China: $102.8 million (9.3%)
  5. Morocco: $92.1 million (8.3%)
  6. Netherlands: $66.8 million (6%)
  7. Chile: $62.4 million (5.6%)
  8. United States: $60.4 million (5.5%)
  9. Spain: $57.6 million (5.2%)
  10. Belgium: $38.1 million (3.4%)
  11. Turkey: $34.1 million (3.1%)
  12. Germany: $21.6 million (2%)
  13. Peru: $17.5 million (1.6%)
  14. France: $15.6 million (1.4%)
  15. Serbia: $10.8 million (1%)

The 15 countries listed immediately above shipped about 94.6% of all frozen strawberries exported during 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing international sellers of frozen strawberries since 2014 were: Egypt (up 159.7%), Chile (up 73.7%), Serbia (up 67.9%), Turkey (up 65.9%) and Germany (up 46.7%).

Exports of frozen strawberries from three top exporters fell in value over the 5-year period, namely: Peru (down -33.1%), Belgium (down -29.2%) and China (down -4.5%).

See also Apples Exports by Country, Bananas Exports by Country, Sweet Cherries Exports by Country and Kiwifruit Exports by Country

Research Sources:
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on July 12, 2019

Wikipedia, Strawberry. Accessed on April 19, 2018