Poland's export of concentrated apple juice
The year 2020 was not good for the export of concentrated apple juice (Combined CN categories: 20097911 - Apple juice, unfermented and not containing alcohol, whether or not containing added sugar, with a Brix value > 67, of <= 22 E per 100 kg net weight and 20097919 - Apple juice, unfermented and not containing alcohol, whether or not containing added sugar, with a Brix value > 67, of > 22 E per 100 kg net weight).
The volume of this export turned out to be the lowest since 2011, i.e. it was the second weakest result in the past decade. The export value in this category in 2020 compares slightly better with previous years, but not much better. Indeed, the 2020 result is the fourth lowest in the past decade.
Export volume in this category in 2020 amounted to 200.31 thousand tonnes and was 42 per cent lower year-on-year (note that 2019 was the best year by volume in the decade under review). The value of ZSJ exports in 2020 amounted to PLN 1082.61 million, i.e. slightly more than PLN 1 billion, and was worse in relation to 2019 by 18.5 per cent. The best result in terms of value was in 2013 (PLN 1432.09 million) and in relation to that year the value of ZSJ exports in 2020 fell by 24 per cent.
Both in terms of volume and value, Germany remains the largest importer of Polish concentrated apple juice. In 2020, this country imported 92.3 thousand tonnes of the product in question from Poland for PLN 502.6 million. The second and third places were occupied in the discussed ten-year period by three countries: Austria, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The year 2019 was an exception, when the United States entered the top three.