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News last update:6 Aug 2012

Global agricultural product market shows strong growth

The global agricultural products (excluding animal products) market grew by 5.9% in 2010 to reach a value of $1,720.9 billion according to the latest report from In 2015, the global agricultural products market is forecast to have a value of $2,307.6 billion, an increase of 34.1% since 2010.

The global agricultural products market in volume grew by 3% in 2010 to reach 4.5 billion tons. In 2015, it is forecast to have a volume of 5 billion tons, an increase of 10.9% since 2010.
Fruit, vegetables, roots & tubers is the largest segment of the global agricultural products market, accounting for 42.8% of the market's total value. Asia-Pacific accounts for 53.2% of the global agricultural products market value.
Agricultural Products: Global Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the Agricultural Products industry.
It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, and profiles of the leading companies. This incisive report provides expert analysis on a global, regional and country basis.
The report covers the global, European and Asia-Pacific markets as well as individual chapters on five major markets (France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US).
Market definition
The agricultural product market in the report is considered as having six segments:
  1. cereals (barley, wheat, maize, rice, etc);
  2. fruit, vegetables, roots and tubers (apples, cabbages, potatoes, etc);
  3. oil crops & pulses (lentils, soybeans, linseed, etc);
  4. sugar crops and sweeteners (represented here by raw and refined sugar expressed as raw sugar equivalent);
  5. spices and stimulants (coffee, ginger, etc); and
  6. nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc).
It excludes livestock and poultry, fisheries, forestry, etc.
The market volumes reflect supply (consumption) in each country, calculated on the basis of production plus imports minus exports. Agricultural products are valued at producer prices.

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