Banana and melon consumption in Sweden 2000-2018

In the years from 2000 to 2018, Swedes’ total consumption volume of fresh bananas, melons and similar fresh fruit generally increased. As of 2018, it peaked at almost 260 million kilograms. The volume of the average per capita consumption grew as well. By the end of the period, 25.5 kilograms of fresh bananas, melons and other fresh fruits had been consumed on average per person in Sweden.  

 International trade with bananas 

     In recent years, the value of fresh or dried bananas imported into Sweden fluctuated. Peaks were recorded in 2015 and 2017, reaching an amount of approximately 1.6 billion Swedish kronor respectively. Originally, bananas came from Asia but today they come from all over the world. Also, Sweden exports fresh or dried bananas. The export value from the country amounted to 288 million Swedish kronor in 2018.

Fairtrade bananas

     Fairtrade helps to make fruit farming more sustainable by guaranteeing fair prices to the farmers. Since 2013, the sales value of fair-trade bananas in Sweden rose rapidly. As of 2015 and 2016, it reached a value of around 670 million Swedish kronor.

Annual consumption of fresh bananas, melons and similar fresh fruit in Sweden in selected years from 2000 to 2018

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary data.

Some figures have been taken from previous publications.

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