Guide to exporting nuts to Europe | Nutex nuts
What you are reading in this article ...Fruit export statistics and consumption in EuropeCategories of products in the export of nuts to EuropeDried fruit packaging in EuropeTypes of dried fruits considered in European countriesNut trade in EuropeExport dried fruit labels
exporting nuts to Europe
Fruit export statistics and consumption in Europe
The European Union is the world’s largest dried fruit market; It accounts for more than 40% of total world imports. The volume of dried fruit imports to Europe is constantly increasing. The outlook for dried fruit exports in Europe has been positive for a long time and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.
Since 2012, dried fruit imports have increased by 10% year-on-year, reaching $ 11 billion a year in 2016. During the same period, European imports in terms of annual quantity increased by 5% and reached 2.7 million tons.
The guide to exporting nuts to Europe will help you to better understand the very large market for exporting to Europe and to be able to have economic and export activities with more power. Iranian dried fruit is one of the best-selling Iranian products in the world, and 5% of total exports are related to dried fruit exports; According to available statistics, Iran’s dried fruit exports are more than two billion dollars annually.
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Categories of products in the export of nuts to Europe
Nuts are usually the fruit kernel, which consists of a hard shell and a seed, which is eaten. But in general, a wide range of dried seeds are also called nuts and include a number of seeds without hard shells (for example, almond kernels).
It is a dried fruit but a fruit from which large amounts of water have been removed in a process. This is done either naturally, through cleaning, or using specialized or dehydrated dryers.
This study contains general information about the nuts and dried fruits market in Europe that is of interest to producers in developing countries.
Dried fruit packaging in Europe
The high share of imports and the existence of large markets such as the Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom provide opportunities for the development of exporting countries. The Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and France have provided opportunities for dried fruit exports; While the UK is the largest importer of nuts, Germany is the largest importer of dried fruit. In addition to these large markets, emerging markets in Central Europe also provide opportunities for the import of dried fruits.
Fruit packaging in Europe is very advanced due to the existence of very strong industrial structures that prevent the loss of large amounts of resources and cause a very high preservation and durability of products. One of the leading countries in fruit packaging in Europe is the Netherlands, which is one of the largest exporters of fruit in Europe and has been able to obtain a significant amount of GDP from this area with optimal methods.
Many types of dried fruits and nuts are imported to Europe in bulk, which are transferred to processing and sorting plants after going through legal and hygienic processes. Dried fruits are packaged in food factories in Europe and then marketed. The use of modern processing methods as well as attractive packaging has made it difficult for other countries to compete in Europe, except by observing all the principles and rules of the European market.
Types of dried fruits considered in European countries
EU pistachio production is not enough to meet the demand of member countries and therefore imports from the United States and Iran; In fact, due to very limited production, the European Union is a net importer of pistachios and almost one hundred percent of the total market is supplied through the major purchase of pistachios from Iran and the United States and the United States is Iran’s biggest competitor in pistachio production and exports. Products that are facing increasing demand include almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts and prunes.
Nut trade in Europe
Due to the climatic conditions of Iran and the appropriate quality of agricultural products, dates and nuts, and its susceptible fields, a very good position can be provided in the field of exporting nuts to European markets. Natural products, low sugar and health are among the factors influencing the trend and increasing consumption of fruits and nuts in Europe.
Nuts and dried fruits are two different groups of dried fruits that are usually traded by a company in international trade due to their similar working and storage conditions as well as their longevity compared to fresh fruits and vegetables.
The most common requirements for exporting nuts to Europe are as follows:
Humidity level (maximum is defined for different types of products)
Size (varies for dried fruits and nuts)
The amount and type of preservatives
Export dried fruit labels
In the dried fruit trade, the following labels should be on the products.
Product name must be announced; It should be specified if it is naturally dried or sugar has been added (for some dried fruits).Information about nuts should contain specifications, especially if they are in the skin.
For some dried fruits that have seeds or kernels; The label must state this feature.
In addition to the rating, the specifications and year of manufacture of the product must be specified on the label.