Total exporting quantity black pepper in Vietnam is more than 200,000 tons for 7 months of 2019.

               (Exporting of Black Pepper Whole ASTA grade)

According to customs information, for past 7 months of 2019, total exporting quantity of black pepper is 203.737 tons (182.712 tons black pepper and 21.025 tons white pepper). Hence, the exporting value os 520.9 million US dollar. In compare with 2018, total exporting quantity increased 37.5%. However, the total value reduced 0.08%. The average exporting price of black pepper for past 7 months of 2019 is USD 2501/MT, and white pepper price is USD3041/MT. After 1 year, the price of black pepper was fallen to 77.6% and price of white pepper down to 62.5%.

In 7 months of 2019, there are 109 countries where import Vietnamese black pepper. The Chinese is rank 1, with 51.741 tons, equal 25.4% total production of Vietnamese black pepper. They bought 29,516 tons more than 2018, 132.8% increased. On the contrary, other Asia markets have increased their importing quantity. For example: India increased 2.333 tons, Nepal increased 2.103 tons, Iran increased 1.565 tons, Thailand increased 1.143 tons…However, Singapore, Syria, Srilanka, Australia and Indonesia reduced their demand.

     (Checking quality of Black Pepper Whole before loading in container)

The EU countries became rank 2, with 38.373 tons, equal 18.8%. Especially, Ireland increased 2.757 tons, Germany increased 2.633 tons, Turkey increased 1.393 tons and Netherlands increased 1.287 tons. But some other markets reduced their total importingsuch as: Spain, Ukraine, Romania, Greek and Latvia.

The American market is rank 3, with 16.2% Vietnamese pepper. The USA imported 30.397 tons, equal 14.9%, increased 3005 tons in compared with last year.

The African market takes 6.8% in total. Main client of Vietnamese black pepper in this area is: Egypt, Senegal and South Africa. Senegal increased 400 tons, South Africa increased 300 tons while Egypt reduced 642 tons

                                                                                                                                                                          (Unit: tons)

Number

Market

7 months of 2017

7 months of 2018

7 months of 2019

1

China

8.260

22.225

51.741

2

America

22.448

27.392

30.397

3

India

9.328

13.109

15.442

4

Pakistan

6.380

7.734

8.110

5

Germany

4.759

5.230

7.863

6

United Arab

9.245

6.612

7.492

7

Egypt

6.600

6.336

5.694

8

Netherlands

3.956

4.279

5.566

9

Ireland

918

2.443

5.200

10

Thailand

3.053

3.548

4.691

11

Nepal

368

1.924

4.027

12

Iran

3.518

2.454

4.019

13

Philippine

2.783

3.105

3.644

14

Korea

3.800

3.081

3.530

15

Turkey

3.275

1.981

3.374

16

Russia

3.388

2.634

3.297

17

England

2.503

2.638

2.880

18

Myanmar

1.060

1.711

2.518

19

Saud Arabia

3.404

2.374

2.452

20

Senegal

1.906

1.634

2.034

 

Other

43.195

31.126

29.766

 

Total

147.147

153.570

203.737

In July 2019, the weather is very hot, keeping hot day by day. It is especially hot in the Middle and Tay Nguyen of Vietnam. However, the weather just changed suddenly in early August, it is heavy raining everywhere. This caused flood in pepper plantation. Hence, the bad weather effected directly to pepper production in these areas. But it will not effect to the total production of black pepper in coming months. The reason is huge expanding plantation in 2014-2016. These black pepper trees are being harvested after 4 years.

Vietnamese black pepper price in local market is average 45.000 VND per kg. In August, price is coming down to 43.000 VND per kg. In some area, the price of raw black pepper is only 42.500 VND per kg. The downing trend of price keeps continuing because new crop in Brazil and Indonesia would be released in September 2019.

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