The Best Suppliers and Producers of white Beans in Europe
The situation on the EU market changed this year, compared to the last one when export prices for beans, especially white navy beans and dark red kidney beans increased by 30-35% compared to the 2020 MY. The demand is constantly growing even though prices are gradually doing the same. Broken down supply capabilities from Ukraine and its logistic issues have been affecting the market as well.
White Beans Suppliers
When we talk about supplies from Ukraine, it’s worth mentioning that there is a substantial shortage of pinto beans in Ukraine and pretty much all other types due to a war, whereas the demand in the EU is constant and doesn’t change too much. In 2020/21 MY, the production of beans in Ukraine amounted to 80 thousand tons, which was 20% more than in 2019/20 season.
In Ukraine, beans are grown mainly in the western part of Ukraine. From 35 to 40% of all sown areas dedicated to beans are here. This is because of climatic conditions and obviously the proximity to the border. Ukraine exports 70% of its beans to the EU and is one of the biggest suppliers among the United States, Canada, Argentina and Ethiopia.
White beans as a category includes navy beans, great northern beans, cannellini beans, large white beans etc. These are the most popular types of white beans, however each type has its own unique peculiarities and features. Basically the main difference is the origin of these beans. In the EU beans are usually sold dried or in cans. White navy beans have a white or a pale ivory color. These beans are the smallest of other white beans varieties, have a mild flavor and soft texture is the main distinctive feature of white navy beans. Great northern beans are medium-sized and thin-skinned beans compared to smaller white navy variety, however still smaller than cannellini type. Their flavor is light. Cannellini beans are most popular white bean in the South of Italy. Cannellini beans are oval and large with a creamy texture and nutty flavor.
Benefits of White Beans
White beans or dried beans contain a high amount of fiber, minerals, vitamins, starch, and proteins. They provide health benefits, such as improved digestion, weight loss, maintain low blood pressure and reduce blood sugar levels, thus white beans are widely consumed across restaurants and households.
The European market potential for White Beans
Europe is one of the biggest markets for white beans. Main consumers here are Italy and the UK. Recent food priorities and plant based protein popularity means that the market still has a room to develop. In addition, for the recent couple of years food producers were able to make beans more attractive to buyers by highlighting their benefits. Hence, European population is much more interested in beans nowadays than it was even 10 years ago. Besides that, relatively low European consumption of beans and pulses and underpeopled market in comparison to other parts of the world all together give optimistic perspectives for suppliers.
Change in demand and prices for white beans during Covid-19
The impact of COVID-19 on global white bean consumption was sharp, because of logistics and business sustainability that were all all-affected by the pandemic. Prices went up and continue holding more or less same levels. Today, the impact of Covid is less significant however, the effects are still being felt. And now we are encountering global inflation strikes on our economies which may have similar repercussions price wise.
Demand and prices for white beans during the war in Ukraine
Even before Russia launched a war in Ukraine, the global food system was strained. Disordered supply chains and unpredictable weather patterns, often the result of climate change, had already pushed food prices to their highest level in about a decade. Two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, the prices of key agricultural products produced in the region have skyrocketed.
In more than a half of the last marketing year, Ukraine exported around 270 thousand MT of peas and more than 15 thousand MR of beans. Staple grains export shipment from Ukraine since the start of the 2021/22 season has made up 40.87 mln MT. As of Feb, 14, 2022, Ukraine exported 17.37 mln MT of wheat, 17.54 mln MT of corn and 5.5 mln MT of barley. And not at the end of the year situation deteriorated due to logistic issues caused by the war.
Manufacturers of white beans in Europe
The Mediterranean region holds main manufacturers of white kidney beans both in canning and packed forms. Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK are main manufacturers and consumers of beans. Besides that, there are many new trends, vegan for example. Nowadays, beans are gradually arising like a new trend for food manufacturers. They use beans in snacks, pasta, bakery products and high-protein food.
Best Quality White Beans Suppliers
If you supply to the EU it means that you already met the right high quality standards and requirements. However, suppliers always follow needs of their buyers. Therefore, the best supplier is the one who can supply top-notch quality on regular bases.
Why should you choose White Beans from GoldExim?
GOLD EXIM, Ltd. is an aspiring company in the field of processing and selling white beans other pulses and agricultural products. Our processing plant for cleaning and packing have a very high level of quality control thanks to the modern equipment.
Raw materials are thoroughly cleaned and examined by our professionals in a series of inspections, to guarantee the quality of each grain, ensuring that the final product is nothing short of the high standards, which our company upholds. Our team of professionals will make every effort to ensure the clients’ satisfaction.