Potato Market Overview in Mali
In value terms, potato production expanded to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production posted resilient growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.
In 2019, the average yield of potatoes in Mali fell slightly to tonnes per ha, standing approx. at the previous year. In general, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average potato yield attained the maximum level at tonnes per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, the potato harvested area in Mali expanded remarkably to ha, growing by % on the previous year. Overall, the harvested area showed buoyant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. The potato harvested area peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.
The size of the potato market in Mali expanded significantly to $ in 2019, growing by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, consumption recorded a prominent expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. Potato consumption peaked in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.