The season for strawberries – the most popular berries grown in Poland – began in May. Poland is one of the 10 largest exporters of this fruit in the world. Collections ranging from 175,000-205,000 metric tonnes make Poland the second-largest producer in the European Union after Spain and ninth in the world. Most of the strawberry harvest is exported.
Mainly industrial fruits are exported, while Polish dessert fruits mostly go to domestic consumers. Frozen strawberries were the largest export item. Their value is €137.8 million, or 13.1 percent of world export.
Currently, Poland is the second – after Mexico – largest global exporter of this fruit. At the same time, in 2017-2019 it was even a leader. Strawberry preserves are the second significant item. The value of their exports in 2020 reached €22.8 million. Polish frozen fruit found its way to 54 countries around the world. The main recipients were EU countries, including Germany (35 percent of all Polish exports of this commodity item). Among non-EU buyers, customers from Norway, Great Britain, Serbia, and Switzerland bought the most. Polish fruit also reached, among others, Japan, China, the USA, or Australia.