Last year, world exports of figs increased by 4%


Last year, world exports of figs increased by 4%

07/06/2020

At the same time, Turkey provided 65% of the global export of figs.

In 2019, figs exported from Turkey amounted to 85 thousand tons, or 65% of the global export volume. The second place was taken by Spain (7.6 thousand tons) with a share of 5.6% of total exports. This was followed by Germany (3.8 thousand tons), the Netherlands (3.8 thousand tons), Syria (3.7 thousand tons), Greece (3.6 thousand tons), the USA (2.3 thousand tons) ), France (2 thousand tons) and Iran (2 thousand tons).

This was reported by the analytical agency IndexBox in a new report: “World – Figs – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights”, writes FruitNews.

It is noted that in 2019 the world export of figs increased by 4% – up to 130 thousand tons. At the same time, according to the report, in value terms, export of figs in 2019 decreased to $ 467 million.

In value terms, Turkey ($ 287 million) also became the largest country supplying figs in 2019, with a share of 61% of total exports. The Netherlands took second place in the ranking ($ 21 million) with a share of 4.5% of total exports. Spain is in third place with 4.4%.

In 2019, the average export price for figs fell to $ 3,521 per tonne, which is 6.4% less than in 2018. At the same time, the highest export prices were in the US market ($ 5,855 per tonne), and the lowest – in the Iranian market ($ 2,269 per tonne).

At the same time, the world import of figs last year increased to 162 thousand, which is 10% more compared to 2018.

The main countries importing figs were: India (27 thousand tons), Germany (18 thousand tons), France (15 thousand tons), the USA (12 thousand tons) and the United Kingdom (7.5 thousand tons). The combined share of these 5 countries reached 49% of total imports. This was followed by Russia (5.6 thousand tons), Austria (5.5 thousand tons), Italy (5.2 thousand tons), the Netherlands (4.7 thousand tons), Canada (4.1 thousand tons) ), Vietnam (3.6 thousand tons) and Switzerland (3.6 thousand tons). The combined share of these countries amounted to 20% of total imports.

In value terms, the largest importing countries were India ($ 96 million), Germany ($ 63 million) and France ($ 57 million). They accounted for 36% of imports of the total. Followed by: USA, UK, Austria, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Vietnam and Russia. The combined share of these countries is 33% of total imports.

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