Year over year, worldwide exports of maple syrup and sugar appreciated by 11.3% from $499 million during 2020.
Maple syrup is commonly poured on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, porridge or French toast.
Maple syrup is also used as an ingredient for baked goods and as a sweetener or flavor agent for foods and drinks. Maple syrup candies and maple sugar are tasty treats.
The world’s top maple sweets exporter is Canada, accounting for about 85% of all maple syrup and sugar exported in 2021 by value.
From a continental perspective, 89.6% of exported sweet maple goods originated from North America albeit no maple syrup originated from Mexico. Another 9.7% came from sources in Europe.
Tinier percentages of maple sugar products originated from Asia (0.5%), Oceania (0.11%) mostly Australia, and Africa (0.07%).
For research purposes, the 6-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 170220. That code prefix encompasses maple syrup and maple sugar products in solid form.
Top Maple Syrup Exporters
Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of maple sweets during 2021.
- Canada: US$471.6 million (84.9% of maple syrup/sugar exports)
- United States: $25.8 million (4.6%)
- Netherlands: $13.2 million (2.4%)
- Denmark: $12.7 million (2.3%)
- Germany: $11.6 million (2.1%)
- France: $7.5 million (1.4%)
- United Kingdom: $2.7 million (0.5%)
- Sweden: $1.8 million (0.3%)
- Belgium: $1 million (0.2%)
- Czech Republic: $871,000 (0.2%)
- India: $848,000 (0.15%)
- Hungary: $660,000 (0.12%)
- Australia: $609,000 (0.11%)
- Italy: $363,000 (07%)
- Turkey: $359,000 (06%)
By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.3% of globally exported maple syrup and sugar in 2021.
Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing maple syrup exporters from 2020 to 2021 were: India (up 1,337%), Turkey (up 235.5%), Italy (up 93.1%) and Belgium (up 88.4%).
Two top 15 countries posted declines in their exported maple syrup and sugar sales, namely the United Kingdom (down -12.8%) and the United States of America (down -7.6%).
The most valuable international markets that buy imported maple syrup and sugar are led by the United States of America which consumed about half of maple sweets in 2021. Other top importers include Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, France, the Netherlands and Australia.
See also Sugar Exports by Country, Natural Honey Exports by Country, Top Jams Exporting Countries, Top Cookies Exporters by Country and Ice Cream Exporters by Country
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