041 Fruit Exports
Trade in fruit constitutes 0.8% of international trade (when measured in US dollars).
The fruit category is made up of fresh and dried fruit and nuts (0.5% of international trade), and preserved and prepared fruit (0.2% of international trade). Figures do not sum precisely due to rounding.
Exports are products that are moved out of a territory prior to consumption. The data displayed here is only concerned with international exports. Net exports are the total exports of a product, minus the total imports of a product. When the result of this sum is positive, net exports have been recorded. If it is negative then the territory has net imports.
The data used is from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Handbook of Statistics On-line, 2005, Table 4.2. The data refer to international trade in 2002.
All data on food, goods, manufacturing and services are derived from international trade statistics so omit domestically produced and consumed items. Here data on items traded has been calculated by summing specific trade categories into broader categories. In the above section the proportion of total world imports that the category constitutes is given, along with the proportions of constituent items.
In 2002, the territories that UNCTAD reported data for imported 6449 billion US dollars worth of goods (this is all goods, not only fruit), but exported only 6263 billion US dollars worth. This discrepancy is partly explained because exports are normally valued when they leave port and imports are valued on arrival. The cost of transit adds value to imports. For each trade category exports have been inflated slightly to sum to imports (see excel sheets to see the source data, from which the scaling of each product can be calculated).
UNCTAD data refers to slightly different territories to those shown in Worldmapper maps. The table below shows which territories’ data have been combined:
Aruba, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles
Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, United Kingdom
Denmark, Faeroe Islands
France, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Saint Pierre & Miquelon
In 2002 UNCTAD did not record data for the territories below, which are also not mapped by Worldmapper. It was assumed that their values were already incorporated into the data of an associated territory. These territories are: Cocos (Keeling) Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Pitcairn, and Reunion.
Data for some territories was estimated, because it was not recorded by UNCTAD. It was assumed that the volume of imports and exports per person was the same as per person imports and exports for the regions the territories are in. The territories with estimated data are: Afghanistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cambodia, DPR Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gaza Strip & West Bank, Holy See, Iraq, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, and Western Sahara.
Given these adjustments, in particular the estimates made for territories missed, data used by Worldmapper has increased from 6449 to 6513 billion US dollars spent on world imports in 2002 and from 6263 to 6361 billion US dollars on exports.
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The quote used comes from the Phuket-Plaza website, 2005. The quote describes the papaya fruit. In February 2006, when this quote was sourced, it was available from the website below:
Below is an explanation of each of the columns in the excel file:
Column A = Unique numerical territory (see 001).
Column B = Region and territory names (see 001).
Column C = Region code (see 001).
Column D = The ISO 3 code, or ISO ALPHA-3 (see 001).
Column E = Net fruit exports, in millions of US dollars. This is calculated by multiplying net fruit exports per person (column F) by population in millions (column G) (E = F * G).
Column F = Net fruit exports in US dollars per person. This is calculated by dividing net fruit exports in millions of US dollars (column H) by total population in millions (column G) (F = H/G).
Column G = Population in 2002, in millions. See the technical notes for ‘Total Population’ for the sources of this data (002).
Column H = Net fruit exports 2002, in millions of US$. The value is taken from column D of the source data sheet, where the value of net exports is expressed in thousands of US$, this number is divided by 1000.
The source data is in the source data sheet. Net exports and net imports, are calculated as follows:
Net exports = exports minus imports. When imports are larger than exports the territory is not shown.
Net imports = imports minus exports. When exports are larger than imports the territory is not shown.