Potato Market Overview in Mali
In value terms, potato production reduced modestly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, continues to indicate a significant expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Potato production peaked at $ in 2018, and then declined in the following year.
The average yield of potatoes in Mali contracted modestly to tonnes per ha in 2019, flattening at the previous year. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of % against the previous year. The potato yield peaked 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 harvested area of potatoes in Mali contracted modestly to ha, dropping by -% compared with 2018 figures. In general, the harvested area, however, posted a prominent increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of % year-to-year. The potato harvested area peaked at ha in 2018, and then shrank modestly in the following year.
The revenue of the potato market in Mali contracted modestly to $ in 2019, which is down 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). Overall, consumption, however, recorded a remarkable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $ in 2018, and then fell slightly in the following year.