The global market for seasonings, spices and herbs is likely to exceed US$6.5 billion per year in the near future. Supported by the growing demand in food service, home cooking and growing consumer fascination for different cuisines, the total flavouring markets maintain an upward trend in volumes and values. But, the numerous different spices and herbs, origins and markets, all have their own supply and demand dynamics. Each is subject to the disparate production environments in assorted origins, to trends in global trade conditions and to the whims of demand in distant markets.The Spices Market Insider collects, analyses and reports news, views, prices and underlying fundamentals in the global spice trades focusing on selected markets in Asia (India, China), Europe and Africa for 30 varieties of spices and herbs. Our coverage extends across the range of spices, from the high volume pepper, capsicum and ginger trades to the more speciality pimento and vanilla, and we monitor markets in around 15 herbs too. African suppliers have a key role here, whether it is ginger from Nigeria, vanilla from Madagascar and East Africa, chilies from Malawi, or herbs from Egypt, and cloves from Zanzibar.
Europe offers interesting opportunities for companies that export spices and herbs. Here you'll find answers to important questions published by the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) about how you can get spices and herbs on the market in Europe.