Mānuka Honey: New Zealand’s Sweet Success in the Global Honey Trade


This post is by Omri Wallach from Visual Capitalist


This infographic highlights Mānuka honey and global honey exports

Mānuka Honey and the Global Honey Trade

Did you know that the honey export industry today is worth billions? Over the past two decades, the demand for this sought-after pantry staple has grown across industries ranging from skincare to medicine. In this vibrant infographic, Edit Gyenge uses data from resourcetrade.earth to track the exponential growth in the global honey export industry from 2000 to 2020.

The Surge of Honey Money

Despite honey being harvested from beehives since antiquity, honey exports globally were only valued at $442 million in 2020. This number shot up to $2.3 billion in 2020.
RankHoney Exporting CountryValue
(2020 USD)
Weight
(2020 Tonnes)
1🇳🇿 New Zealand$333.34M16,547.36
2🇨🇳 China$229.62M127,132.51
3🇦🇷 Argentina$179.58M72,920.54
4🇩🇪 Germany$155.26M31,287.53
5🇺🇦 Ukraine$137.99M78,983.95
6🇪🇸 Spain$109.19M27,187.59
7🇧🇷 Brazil$100.27M45,733.41
8🇭🇺 Hungary$94.85M21,437.72
9🇮🇳 India$87.56M53,288.02
10🇻🇳 Vietnam$71.13M15,597.46
11🇲🇽 Mexico$68.72M21,101.57
12🇵🇱 Poland$58.07M23,472.43
13🇷🇴 Romania$49.99M13,925.81
14🇦🇺 Australia$44.62M6,287.35
15🇧🇪 Belgium$40.48M10,709.40
16🇧🇬 Bulgaria$39.28M13,373.22
17🇨🇦 Canada$35.09M9,112.48
18🇺🇾 Uruguay$31.71M15,842.94
19🇫🇷 France$29.83M4,342.84
20🇬🇧 United Kingdom$27.24M5,651.56
21🇹🇷 Turkey$25.53M5,695.40
22🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia$25.24M3,073.50
23🇮🇹 Italy$23.67M3,743.44
24🇺🇸 United States$20.77M6,002.50
25🇬🇷 Greece$20.09M4,256.29
26🇹🇭 Thailand$18.38M7,773.81
27🇾🇪 Yemen$17.11M1,167.04
28🇳🇱 Netherlands$15.73M3,057.09
29🇨🇺 Cuba$15.67M7,452.37
30🇩🇰 Denmark$15.11M3,158.17
31🇷🇸 Serbia$15.10M2,693.89
32🇵🇹 Portugal$13.47M7,293.22
33🇵🇰 Pakistan$12.44M4,975.70
34🇦🇹 Austria$11.38M1,890.84
35🇲🇩 Moldova (Read more…)