Year over year, the value of exported jams accelerated 13.4% from $3.49 billion one year earlier for 2020.
The 5 biggest sellers of jams on global markets are France, Italy, Turkey, Spain and Germany. Collectively, those 5 leading suppliers accounted for 41.2% of the overall value for globally exported jams during 2021.
From a continental perspective, suppliers located in Europe generated the highest dollar value worth of exported jams during 2021 with shipments valued at $2.4 billion or 60.6% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 22.7%. Another 7.4% of jams supplied worldwide originated from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, with a further 5.8% furnished by North American exporters.
Smaller percentages came from Africa (2.2%), then Oceania (1.2%) mostly New Zealand and Australia.
For research purposes, the 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 2007 encompassing jams, fruit jellies and marmalades.
Fruit Jams Exports by Country
Below are the 25 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of jams during 2021.
- France: US$504.1 million (12.7% of total exported jams)
- Italy: $323.7 million (8.2%)
- Turkey: $300.4 million (7.6%)
- Spain: $267.7 million (6.8%)
- Germany: $236.1 million (6%)
- Belgium: $225.6 million (5.7%)
- India: $202.6 million (5.1%)
- Netherlands: $146.3 million (3.7%)
- United States: $140.5 million (3.5%)
- Chile: $123.2 million (3.1%)
- Poland: $109.9 million (2.8%)
- China: $107 million (2.7%)
- Austria: $88.8 million (2.2%)
- Greece: $79.8 million (2%)
- Denmark: $60.4 million (1.5%)
- Ecuador: $54.7 million (1.4%)
- Canada: $53.4 million (1.3%)
- Russia: $46.8 million (1.2%)
- Thailand: $46.8 million (1.2%)
- United Kingdom: $46.8 million (1.2%)
- Iran: $41.7 million (1.1%)
- South Africa: $41.4 million (1%)
- Sweden: $37.9 million (1%)
- Mexico: $37.2 million (0.9%)
- Czech Republic: $33.5 million (0.8%)
By value, the listed 25 countries shipped 84.6% of globally exported jams in 2021.
Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing exporters of jams since 2020 were: India (up 46.7%), South Africa (up 40.4%), Greece (up 40.2%) and Thailand (up 32.9%).
Those countries that posted declines in their international sales of jams were led by: Czech Republic (down -26.1%), United Kingdom (down -14.6%), Austria (down -11.1%), Iran (down -8.3%) and Canada (down -7%).
Countries Generating Best Trade Surpluses from Jams
The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for jams during 2021. 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$287.4 million (net export surplus up 11.3% since 2020)
- France: $278.3 million (up 27.6%)
- Italy: $209.9 million (up 43.9%)
- India: $196.7 million (up 46.9%)
- Spain: $185.7 million (up 17.9%)
- Belgium: $129.4 million (up 22.6%)
- Chile: $100.2 million (up 3%)
- Poland: $65.4 million (up 27.9%)
- Greece: $62 million (up 40%)
- Ecuador: $45.1 million (up 10.1%)
- Thailand: $39.1 million (up 46.6%)
- Denmark: $37.2 million (down -2.5%)
- Costa Rica: $25.7 million (up 4.6%)
- South Africa: $25.4 million (up 64.1%)
- Serbia: $25.1 million (up 48.2%)
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.
Countries Causing Worst Trade Deficits from Jams
The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for jams during 2021. 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$311 million (net export deficit up 8.8% since 2019)
- United Kingdom: -$108.7 million (down -14.5%)
- Canada: -$105.8 million (up 38.1%)
- Russia: -$88.8 million (up 7%)
- Germany: -$87.9 million (up 28.7%)
- Australia: -$49.9 million (up 10.4%)
- Saudi Arabia: -$46.8 million (up 33.9%)
- Japan: -$45.3 million (up 23.8%)
- United Arab Emirates: -$33.9 million (up 115%)
- South Korea: -$29.2 million (up 15.9%)
- Israel: -$28.6 million (up 5%)
- Portugal: -$27.1 million (up 0.3%)
- Hong Kong: -$25.8 million (up 17.6%)
- Kazakhstan: -$23.4 million (up 11.9%)
- Finland: -$22.9 million (up 3.7%)
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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