Top Yogurt Exporters

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Worldwide sales for yogurt exports by country totaled US$2.4 billion in 2017. The overall value of yogurt exports declined by an average -10.8% for all exporting countries since 2013 when yogurt shipments were valued at $2.7 billion.

From 2016 to 2017, the value of globally exported yogurt improved by 2.6%.

Among continents, European countries generated the strongest international sales for exported yogurt during 2017 with shipments valued at $1.9 billion or more than three-quarters (79.3%) of the global total.

In second place were Asian exporters at 12.7% while 3.7% of worldwide yogurt shipments originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Africa (2.3%), Oceania mostly Australia and New Zealand (1%) and Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (also 1%).

The 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 040310 for yogurt including plain and sweetened versions.

Top Yogurt Exports by Country

Countries

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

  1. Germany: US$573.6 million (23.6% of total exported yogurt)
  2. France: $308 million (12.7%)
  3. Saudi Arabia: $208.1 million (8.6%)
  4. Greece: $155.4 million (6.4%)
  5. Austria: $133.7 million (5.5%)
  6. Spain: $110.8 million (4.6%)
  7. United Kingdom: $70.1 million (2.9%)
  8. Poland: $68 million (2.8%)
  9. Czech Republic: $55.3 million (2.3%)
  10. Thailand: $54.7 million (2.3%)
  11. Netherlands: $49.4 million (2%)
  12. Belgium: $47.9 million (2%)
  13. United States: $47.1 million (1.9%)
  14. South Africa: $44.7 million (1.8%)
  15. Luxembourg: $36.8 million (1.5%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 80.8% of global yogurt exports in 2017.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing yogurt exporters since 2013 were: Netherlands (up 203.9%), Luxembourg (up 122.6%), Greece (up 42.1%) and Thailand (up 39.7%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported yogurt sales were led by: France (down -31.5%), Austria (down -30.8%), Czech Republic (down -20.7%), Belgium (down -20.2%) and Spain (down -19.5%).

Advantages

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

  1. Germany: US$431.2 million (net export surplus down -2.7% since 2013)
  2. France: $240.9 million (down -36.1%)
  3. Saudi Arabia: $206.5 million (up 25.6%)
  4. Greece: $138.9 million (up 71.8%)
  5. Austria: $85.9 million (down -38.8%)
  6. Thailand: $51.1 million (up 38.6%)
  7. South Africa: $43.3 million (down -9.2%)
  8. Czech Republic: $29.6 million (down -18.5%)
  9. Canada: $29.3 million (up 33.2%)
  10. Poland: $27.1 million (down -45.1%)
  11. Australia: $17.9 million (up 85%)
  12. Luxembourg: $14.5 million (reversing a -$2.3 million deficit)
  13. Costa Rica: $10.9 million (up 14.4%)
  14. Serbia: $9.3 million (down -2.9%)
  15. Estonia: $9.2 million (down -25.6%)

Germany has the highest surplus in the international trade of yogurt. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms strong German competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

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

  1. Italy: -US$246.9 million (net export deficit up 0.8% since 2013)
  2. United Kingdom: -$171.1 million (up 5.3%)
  3. Portugal: -$109.5 million (down -29.8%)
  4. Sweden: -$107.5 million (down -17.8%)
  5. Belgium: -$94.6 million (up 3.4%)
  6. Netherlands: -$79.8 million (down -3.9%)
  7. Spain: -$79.2 million (down -56.7%)
  8. United Arab Emirates: -$61 million (down -14.6%)
  9. Oman: -$55.6 million (up 36.5%)
  10. China: -$53.1 million (up 330.3%)
  11. Kuwait: -$44.4 million (up 983.8%)
  12. Hungary: -$37.5 million (up 131.4%)
  13. Singapore: -$34.5 million (up 40.4%)
  14. Hong Kong: -$26 million (up 56.5%)
  15. Angola: -$25.6 million (down -41.2%)

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

Companies

Frozen Yogurt Companies

Below are stores, manufacturers and distributors in the frozen yogurt business. Shown within parenthesis is the city and country where each company’s headquarters is located.

  • Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company (Madison, United States)
  • Frosty Boy (Yatala, Australia)
  • Goji’s Frozen Yogurt (Moncton, Canada)
  • Jubili Frozen Yogurt and Cereal (San Francisco, United States)
  • Llaollao (Murcia, Spain)
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (Encino, United States)
  • Red Mango (Dallas, United States)
  • Spoon Me Frozen Yogurt (Salt Lake City, United States)
  • Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt (Fullerton, United States)
  • Yogen Früz (Thornhill, Canada)
  • Yogoberry (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


 

Searchable List of Yogurt Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2017 Yogurt Exports% World Total
1.GermanyUS$573.6 million23.6%
2.France$308 million12.7%
3.Saudi Arabia$208.1 million8.6%
4.Greece$155.4 million6.4%
5.Austria$133.7 million5.5%
6.Spain$110.8 million4.6%
7.United Kingdom$70.1 million2.9%
8.Poland$68 million2.8%
9.Czech Republic$55.3 million2.3%
10.Thailand$54.7 million2.3%
11.Netherlands$49.4 million2%
12.Belgium$47.9 million2%
13.United States$47.1 million1.9%
14.South Africa$44.7 million1.8%
15.Luxembourg$36.8 million1.5%
16.Ireland$32.8 million1.3%
17.Finland$32 million1.3%
18.Canada$32 million1.3%
19.Slovakia$29.5 million1.2%
20.Portugal$29.2 million1.2%
21.Romania$27.6 million1.1%
22.Australia$23.3 million1%
23.Russia$20 million0.8%
24.Switzerland$17 million0.7%
25.Slovenia$16.7 million0.7%
26.Denmark$16.5 million0.7%
27.Belarus$16.4 million0.7%
28.United Arab Emirates$16.2 million0.7%
29.Sweden$14.2 million0.6%
30.Bulgaria$13.9 million0.6%
31.Costa Rica$12.8 million0.5%
32.Mexico$11.8 million0.5%
33.Estonia$11 million0.5%
34.Italy$9.9 million0.4%
35.Serbia$9.9 million0.4%
36.Croatia$8.6 million0.4%
37.South Korea$8.1 million0.3%
38.Turkey$6.8 million0.3%
39.El Salvador$6.1 million0.3%
40.Morocco$4.5 million0.2%
41.Latvia$4.2 million0.2%
42.Malaysia$4.2 million0.2%
43.Kazakhstan$2.6 million0.1%
44.Zambia$2.5 million0.1%
45.Hong Kong$2.4 million0.1%
46.Hungary$2.3 million0.1%
47.Argentina$2.1 million0.1%
48.Lithuania$2 million0.1%
49.Ukraine$1.7 million0.1%
50.Nigeria$1.5 million0.1%
51.Bosnia/Herzegovina$1.4 million0.1%
52.New Zealand$1.2 million0.1%
53.Chile$998,0000.04%
54.Colombia$805,0000.03%
55.Indonesia$796,0000.03%
56.Honduras$727,0000.03%
57.Vietnam$713,0000.03%
58.Bahrain$587,0000.02%
59.Macedonia$566,0000.02%
60.Singapore$551,0000.02%
61.Togo$538,0000.02%
62.Japan$537,0000.02%
63.Kyrgyzstan$503,0000.02%
64.Israel$470,0000.02%
65.Benin$345,0000.01%
66.Uganda$313,0000.01%
67.Cameroon$309,0000.01%
68.Norway$301,0000.01%
69.Brazil$275,0000.01%
70.Algeria$273,0000.01%
71.Taiwan$221,0000.01%
72.Swaziland$167,0000.01%
73.Sri Lanka$160,0000.01%
74.Peru$149,0000.01%
75.Philippines$147,0000.01%
76.Iran$102,0000.004%
77.Kenya$100,0000.004%
78.Nicaragua$95,0000.004%
79.India$62,0000.003%
80.China$46,0000.002%
81.Mozambique$40,0000.002%
82.Oman$31,0000.001%
83.Armenia$28,0000.001%
84.Mongolia$27,0000.001%
85.Qatar$27,0000.001%
86.Kuwait$24,0000.001%
87.Cyprus$22,0000.001%
88.Egypt$20,0000.001%
89.Brunei Darussalam$18,0000.001%
90.Bangladesh$17,0000.001%
91.Iceland$16,0000.001%
92.Lebanon$14,0000.001%
93.Dominican Republic$9,0000.0004%
94.Namibia$7,0000.0003%
95.Montenegro$6,0000.0002%
96.Zimbabwe$6,0000.0002%
97.Azerbaijan$5,0000.0002%
98.Ecuador$4,0000.0002%
99.Senegal$4,0000.0002%
100.Syria$4,0000.0002%
101.Paraguay$3,0000.0001%
102.Haiti$3,0000.0001%
103.Jamaica$2,0000.0001%
104.Afghanistan$2,0000.0001%
105.New Caledonia$2,0000.0001%
106.Lesotho$2,0000.0001%
107.Malawi$2,0000.0001%
108.Tajikistan$1,0000.00004%
109.Antigua/Barbuda$1,0000.00004%
110.Barbados$1,0000.00004%
111.Georgia$1,0000.00004%
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See also Highest Value German Export Products and Germany’s Top Trading Partners

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 15, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 15, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 15, 2018

Wikipedia, List of frozen yogurt companies. Accessed on June 15, 2018