The 5 biggest exporters of jams are France, Turkey, Italy, Germany and Spain. Combined, those 5 European suppliers accounted for 41.8% of the overall value for globally exported jams during 2020.
From a continental perspective, suppliers located in Europe generated the highest dollar value worth of exported jams during 2020 with shipments valued at $2.1 billion or 61.6% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 20.8%. Another 8.1% of jams supplied worldwide originated from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, with a further 6.1% furnished by North American exporters.
Smaller percentages came from Africa (2.2%) and Oceania (1.2%) mostly 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 2020.
- France: US$428.4 million (12.5% of total exported jams)
- Turkey: $272.2 million (7.9%)
- Italy: $256.5 million (7.5%)
- Germany: $242.7 million (7.1%)
- Spain: $229.7 million (6.7%)
- Belgium: $189.5 million (5.5%)
- India: $138.1 million (4%)
- Netherlands: $121.9 million (3.6%)
- United States: $121.2 million (3.5%)
- Chile: $111.1 million (3.2%)
- Austria: $99.9 million (2.9%)
- Poland: $93.6 million (2.7%)
- China: $84 million (2.5%)
- Denmark: $58.4 million (1.7%)
- Canada: $57.4 million (1.7%)
By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 73.2% of globally exported jams in 2020.
Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing exporters of jams since 2019 were: Turkey (up 23.3%), Poland (up 21.1%), China (up 21%) and Canada (up 16.3%).
Those countries that posted declines in their international sales of jams were led by: Chile (down -18.7%), India (down -14.7%), Spain (down -10.4%), Italy (down -6.5%) and Austria (down -2.4%).
The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for jams during 2020. 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$258.2 million (net export surplus down -4.8% since 2019)
- France: $219 million (up 48.5%)
- Spain: $157.5 million (up 41.6%)
- Italy: $143.9 million (down -7.2%)
- India: $133.9 million (up 7.1%)
- Belgium: $101.9 million (up 11.5%)
- Chile: $98 million (down -20.4%)
- Poland: $51.1 million (up 62.1%)
- Austria: $49.9 million (up 66.8%)
- Greece: $44.3 million (up 22.9%)
- Ecuador: $40.9 million (up 6.7%)
- Denmark: $39.5 million (down -17.3%)
- Thailand: $26.6 million (up 18%)
- Costa Rica: $24.6 million (down -12%)
- Argentina: $22.1 million (up 15.8%)
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 2020. 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$286.2 million (net export deficit up 75.5% since 2019)
- United Kingdom: -$123.2 million (down -0.7%)
- Russia: -$83 million (up 24.6%)
- Canada: -$76.6 million (up 29.7%)
- Germany: -$67.5 million (up 27.6%)
- Australia: -$45.2 million (up 21.1%)
- Ireland: -$37.9 million (up 23.2%)
- Japan: -$36.6 million (down -0.6%)
- Saudi Arabia: -$35 million (up 27.7%)
- Portugal: -$27.7 million (up 36.5%)
- Israel: -$27.4 million (up 55.8%)
- United Arab Emirates: -$25.5 million (up 1.5%)
- South Korea: -$25.2 million (up 30.0%)
- Hong Kong: -$21.9 million (up 3.8%)
- Finland: -$21.8 million (up 13.1%)
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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