Global pineapple exports down 2.2% in 2022

October 10, 2023 | Produce Report |

Global pineapple exports experienced a 2.2% decline in 2022 due to unfavorable weather conditions in major producing countries, as reported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The reduction in supply from Costa Rica, the world's largest pineapple exporter, played a significant role in this drop, with their exports decreasing by 4.7% to below 2 million metric tons. In contrast, the Philippines, the second-largest pineapple exporter, saw a notable 5.6% increase in exports, reaching 580,000 metric tons. China was the primary destination for Philippine pineapples, with a 16% year-on-year growth in shipments.

Meanwhile, global pineapple imports fell by 1%, primarily due to limited supply from Costa Rica. The United States and the European Union remained the primary import markets. The United States, driven by a strong U.S. dollar and the hospitality sector's recovery, increased imports by 3.9%. China, the third-largest pineapple importer, saw a 3.3% decrease in imports in 2022, influenced by economic conditions and favorable weather in domestic pineapple-producing regions.