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Germany: Overview on the German Cherry Sector

Germany is the third-largest importer of cherries in the world after China/Hong Kong and Russia. From 2010 to 2019, between 52 and 77 percent of the cherries consumed in Germany were imported, with the majority of imports originating in other EU member states. The largest non-EU cherry suppliers are Turkey for sweet cherries and Serbia for tart cherries. Total German cherry production for marketing year (MY ) 2020 is estimated at 53,490 MT. While this represents a decrease of 11 percent compared to MY 2019, it is still 12 percent above the historical (2010-2019) ten-year average. Opportunities for U.S. sweet cherries are best in August/September, after the German domestic growing season.

Source: USDA - Foreign Agriculture Service

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