September 22, 2019 by Daniel Workman
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Global sales from natural honey exports by country totaled US$2.264 billion in 2018.
Overall, the value of natural honey exports fell by an average -4% for all exporting countries since 2014 when natural honey shipments were valued at $2.4 billion. Year over year, global exports of natural honey decreased in value by -5.6% from 2017 to 2018.
Among continents, European countries sold the highest dollar value worth of natural honey exported during 2018 with shipments amounting to $878 million or 38.8% of overall international honey sales. That percentage compares with 24.2% from Asian exporters, 15% from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, and 12.3% from Oceania (mostly New Zealand and Australia). Smaller percentages came North America (9.1%) and Africa (0.6%).
For research purposes, the 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for natural honey is 0409.
Natural Honey Exports by Country
Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of natural honey during 2018.
- China: US$249.3 million (11% of total natural honey exports)
- New Zealand: $245.5 million (10.8%)
- Argentina: $169.7 million (7.5%)
- Germany: $140.5 million (6.2%)
- Mexico: $120.4 million (5.3%)
- Spain: $107.3 million (4.7%)
- India: $102.4 million (4.5%)
- Ukraine: $98.2 million (4.3%)
- Brazil: $95.4 million (4.2%)
- Hungary: $90.6 million (4%)
- Belgium: $77.6 million (3.4%)
- Vietnam: $67.6 million (3%)
- Canada: $61.2 million (2.7%)
- Romania: $49.4 million (2.2%)
- Poland: $42.9 million (1.9%)
By value, the listed 15 countries shipped about three-quarters (75.9%) of all natural honey exports during 2018.
Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing natural honey exporters since 2014 were: New Zealand (up 46%), Canada (up 33.1%), India (up 32.7%) and Belgium (up 6.2%).
Those countries that posted declines in their exported natural honey sales were led by: Vietnam (down -49.2%), Mexico (down -18.1%), Argentina (down -17%), Spain (down -13.6%) and Romania (down -9.1%).
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See alsoNatural Honey Imports by Country, Bananas Exports by Country and Sugar Exports by Country
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