Globally, sales from exported sweet cherries by country totaled US$3.1 billion in 2018.
According to an article on worldstopexports.com, the overall value of exported sweet cherries expanded by an average 61.9% for all exporting countries since 2014 when sweet cherries shipments were valued at $1.9 billion. Year over year, sweet cherries exports rose by 38.6% from 2017 to 2018.
Sweet cherries exports by country
Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing sweet cherries exporters since 2014 were: Hong Kong (up 406.8%), Uzbekistan (up 192.9%), Azerbaijan (up 122.2%) and New Zealand (up 88.2%).
Three leading countries posted declines in their exported sweet cherries sales namely: Greece (down -26.4%), Spain (down -26%) and Austria (down -5.4%).
From a continental perspective, Latin America (excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean) sold the highest dollar worth of exported sweet cherries during 2018 with shipments valued at $1.1 billion or 35.8% of the global total. In second place were Asian exporters at 32.2% while 18.7% of worldwide sweet cherries shipments originated from North America. Smaller percentages came from Europe (9.9%), Oceania (3.4%) from only New Zealand and Australia, and Africa (0.1%).