GLOBAL FROZEN FRUIT IMPORTS INCREASED 3% LAST YEAR, REPORT FINDS
After doubling in size over the past decade, the global frozen fruit sector achieved a modest level of growth last year, a report has said.
According to the newly released study from IndexBox, global imports of frozen fruit rose 3% last year to 2.7 million tonnes and were worth $5.8 billion (€5.03 billion).
The report found that the United States and Germany remained the largest importers, accounting for just over one third of the global market.
Their imports weighed in at 544,000 tonnes (worth $1.1 billion or €950 million) and 376,000 tonnes (worth $675 million or €584.89 million) or respectively.
The IndexBox study reported that the average price of frozen fruit was $2,121 (€1,837.65) per tonne, an increase of 8.2% on the previous year.
The United States showed particularly brisk growth in the amount of frozen fruit it imported, with a 19.7% increase recorded.
Third place in terms of the volume of frozen fruits imported was France, with 186,000 tonnes, but China was in third place in terms of value, as it bought $428 million (€370.95 million).
While the United States and Germany were the biggest two frozen fruit importers last year in terms of both volume and value, Poland headed the list of exporters, with a total of 335,000 tonnes sent abroad in 2020.
Next up on the list of exporters was Serbia, which exported a total of 205,000 tonnes, just ahead of Canada, with 201,000 tonnes.
In other frozen food news, Sial Paris Newsroom recently reported that, according to a Deloitte report, more consumers are buying frozen food because they perceive that it is cheaper.