Architecture of Trade 2016-2017: Sauces & Ketchup Trade
- François-Xavier Branthôme
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The sauces and ketchup trade in 2016/2017
In this category of worldwide trade, it is mainly the outlet markets that are polarized, including the three biggest ones: the EU28, NAFTA and the Far East. These destinations absorbed 80% of the volumes traded last year (1.35 million mT of finished products). Unlike the canned tomato category or even, to a lesser extent, the paste category, the worldwide market for tomato sauces and ketchup involves a relatively high number of exporting countries, including several who only operate as second-stage processors.
The volumes of sauce absorbed over the past marketing year have only been 1.4% (16 200 mT) higher than those recorded the previous year. There were few significant shifts in trade flow last year and they were minimal. Two regions (NAFTA and EU13) recorded decreases in trade volumes, while four others (Far East, Central America, North Africa and Southern Africa) recorded increases.
In the final count, the world's two main leaders (USA and Netherlands) lost a few market shares, but these drops remained minimal. However, the very slight overall increase for this category benefited several secondary operators like Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Mexico, etc.
Source: IHS, Tomato News
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