Southeast Asia has a combined population of over 615 million consumers. The region’s rapid economic development is fueling growth among the middle class. Continued growth is projected – GDP is forecasted to increase 60% 2013-2023. In addition to being a growing consumer market, Southeast Asia is a fresh fruit producer and increased its exports 30% 2010-2013.
As Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam become more powerful consumer markets, imports of fresh fruits and vegetables continue to increase. That increase makes these attractive markets for PMA members who export worldwide, notably from the U.S., Mexico, Chile, South Africa and Australia. Singapore is the hub for trade in Southeast Asia.
These reports, fielded by United Base Company Ltd., are exclusive to PMA members. They include data from areas such as:
Country overview & environment for doing business
Consumer market potential
Informal market for produce
Domestic fresh produce production & investments
Import supply chain for fresh produce
Insights from these studies can help fresh produce suppliers and exporters assess their ability to enter, expand or better compete in the Southeast Asian fresh produce market.