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Preserved Sweet Corn Market in the EU - Key Insights

The revenue of the preserved sweet corn market in the European Union amounted to $459M in 2017, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year.

This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +1.9% from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008, when the market value increased by 28% against the previous year. The level of preserved sweet corn consumption peaked at $505M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2017, consumption failed to regain its momentum.

Production in the EU

The preserved sweet corn production amounted to 350K tonnes in 2017, growing by 2.5% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.7% over the period from 2007 to 2017; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period.

 Preserved Sweet Corn Exports

Exports in the EU

In 2017, approx. 376K tonnes of sweet corn prepared or preserved were exported in the European Union; jumping by 4.7% against the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.1% over the period from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, preserved sweet corn exports totaled $474M (IndexBox estimates) in 2017. The preserved sweet corn exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, preserved sweet corn exports reached their peak figure at $582M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2017, exports failed to regain their momentum.

Exports by Country

Hungary was the largest exporter of sweet corn prepared or preserved in the European Union, with the volume of exports resulting at 187K tonnes, which was near 50% of total exports in 2017. France (105K tonnes) took a 28% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Spain (6.4%) and Belgium (5%). The following exporters - the Netherlands (9K tonnes), Germany (7.8K tonnes), Sweden (7.1K tonnes) and Italy (6.2K tonnes) each accounted for a 8% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of exports, amongst the main exporting countries, was attained by the Netherlands (+25.4% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest preserved sweet corn markets worldwide were Hungary ($198M), France ($153M) and Spain ($41M), together accounting for 83% of total exports. These countries were followed by Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Sweden, which together accounted for a further 14%.

Export Prices by Country

The preserved sweet corn export price in the European Union stood at $1.3 per kg in 2017, approximately reflecting the previous year. The the preserved sweet corn export price continues to indicate a mild shrinkage.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2017, the country with the highest export price was Spain ($1.7 per kg), while Sweden ($890 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of export prices was attained by Germany (+0.7% per year), while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the export price figures.

Preserved Sweet Corn Imports

Imports in the EU

In 2017, approx. 384K tonnes of sweet corn prepared or preserved were imported in the European Union; growing by 6.4% against the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.0% over the period from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years.

In value terms, preserved sweet corn imports stood at $470M (IndexBox estimates) in 2017. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +1.1% over the period from 2007 to 2017; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, preserved sweet corn imports attained their maximum at $562M in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2017, imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

The countries with the highest levels of preserved sweet corn imports in 2017 were Germany (75K tonnes), the UK (67K tonnes), Belgium (46K tonnes), Spain (42K tonnes), France (28K tonnes), Italy (23K tonnes), Sweden (18K tonnes), the Netherlands (17K tonnes) and Poland (16K tonnes), together accounting for 86% of total import.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of imports, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Belgium (+12.7% per year), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest preserved sweet corn markets worldwide were the UK ($88M), Germany ($86M) and Spain ($60M), together accounting for 50% of total imports. These countries were followed by Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands and Poland, which together accounted for a further 37%.

Import Prices by Country

The preserved sweet corn import price in the European Union stood at $1.2 per kg in 2017, reducing by -2.4% against the previous year. The the preserved sweet corn import price continues to indicate a slight contraction.

There were significant differences in the average import prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2017, the country with the highest import price was Sweden ($1.6 per kg), while Belgium ($888 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2017, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Poland (+0.1% per year), while the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the import price figures.


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