Finland, an EU member since 1995, has redefined itself from a quiet agricultural based economy to a trend setting, global center for technology and design. The country is highly integrated into the global economy with international trade accounting for a third of GDP. U.S. agricultural exports to Finland were $42.0 million in 2017. The major products imported from the United States include processed fruit, hides & skins, wine & beer, forest products, and distilled spirits.
Trade Show Matchmaking
Each year, FAS The Hague participates in several European trade shows that we think will provide the best exposure and marketing opportunities to U.S. companies and producers in Europe for access to the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland. We are planning on attending one or more of the following trade shows where we will provide matchmaking services, market intelligence, and assistance.
1. ANUGA, Cologne, Oct. 5-9, 2019 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.
2. Fruit Logistica 2020, Berlin, Feb. 5-7, 2020 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.
3. BIOFACH 2020, Nuremberg, Feb. 12-15 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
Soy Regional Trade Exchange
December 03, 2019 - December 05, 2019 – Frankfurt am Main
U.S. Exhibitors Celebrated 100 Years of ANUGA
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne
SUSTA Webinar Nordic Market
May 23, 2019
|Product||Total Imports in 2018||Imports from U.S. in 2018||U.S. Market Share||Key Constraints on Market Development||Market Attractiveness for USA|
|264,236||5,899||2%||Wines from New World (Chile, South Africa and Australia) and Old World countries (Spain, Italy and France) are equally popular. The Finns are not too familiar with wines produced in states other than California.||Finland fully depends on imported wines and the Finns are among the most affluent consumers within the EU.|
|6,234||4,166||67%||Growing competition from other dried fruit (dates and bananas) and nut mixes and other supplying countries, such as Turkey.||Affluent consumer market, favorable image of products from the United States and growing awareness for healthy products.|
|27,556||3,386||12%||Alcoholic drinks are very expensive in Finland and the Finns are turning to drinks with a lower alcohol percentage.||There is a growing market for high-quality, new and innovative spirits like gins.|
|3,833||2,032||53%||Growing competition from other dried fruits (dates and bananas) and nut mixes and other supplying countries, such as Turkey.||Affluent consumer market, favorable image of products from the United States and growing awareness for healthy products.|
|43,375||1,243||3%||Competition from Finland, Germany and the UK. The Finns love Finnish beer.||Demand for specialty craft beers from microbreweries.|