Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Melons. In 2020, Melons were the world's 561st most traded product, with a total trade of $3.75B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Melons decreased by -0.089%, from $3.75B to $3.75B. Trade in Melons represent 0.022% of total world trade.

Melons are a part of Fruit and nuts, edible; peel of citrus fruit or melons. They include Melons (including watermelons), freshand Papaws (papayas), fresh.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Melons  were Spain ($889M), Mexico ($491M), Brazil ($264M), Morocco ($235M), and United States ($216M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Melons were United States ($788M), Germany ($492M), France ($343M), Netherlands ($264M), and United Kingdom ($231M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Melons was 22.7%, making it the 70th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

The countries with the highest import tariffs for Melons are Barbados (119%), Turkmenistan (100%), Thailand (94.9%), Lebanon (86.9%), and Turkey (85.9%). The countries with the lowest tariffs are Mauritius (0%), United Arab Emirates (0%), Hong Kong (0%), Kuwait (0%), and Oman (0%).

Ranking Melons ranks 969th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Melons. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): Spain, $889M

Top Destination (2020): United States, $788M

Melons are the world's 561st most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Melons were Spain ($889M), Mexico ($491M), Brazil ($264M), Morocco ($235M), and United States ($216M).

In 2020, the top importers of Melons were United States ($788M), Germany ($492M), France ($343M), Netherlands ($264M), and United Kingdom ($231M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): Honduras, $95.5M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Germany, $49.1M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Melons grew the fastest in Honduras ($95.5M), Morocco ($74.4M), Spain ($43.3M), Italy ($23M), and Uzbekistan ($22.4M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Melons were Germany ($49.1M), United States ($25.6M), Netherlands ($24M), France ($18.9M), and Spain ($13.9M).

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Market Concentration

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Melons.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 4.16. This means that most of the exports of Melons are explained by 17 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): Spain, $742M

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): United States, $572M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Melons. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Melons during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Melons were Spain ($742M), Mexico ($485M), Brazil ($264M), Morocco ($235M), and Guatemala ($195M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Melons were United States ($572M), Germany ($459M), France ($264M), Canada ($228M), and United Kingdom ($214M).

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In 2019, the world most traded Melons, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Melons (including watermelons), fresh ($3.43B)and Papaws (papayas), fresh ($320M)

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Melons.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Melons in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Import Tariffs

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In 2018, the average tariff for importing Melons was 22.7%. The countries with the highest tariffs for importing Melons were Barbados (119%), Turkmenistan (100%), Thailand (94.9%), Lebanon (86.9%), and Turkey (85.9%).

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Melons to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.