Tomato Market Overview in Kuwait
In value terms, tomato production rose significantly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, the total production indicated a moderate increase from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, production increased by +% against 2015 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2014 to 2019, production growth remained at a lower figure.
In 2019, the average yield of tomatoes in Kuwait amounted to tonnes per ha, growing by % against 2018. Over the period under review, the yield recorded notable growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average tomato yield reached the peak level in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of tomatoes production in Kuwait declined to ha, stabilizing at the year before. In general, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of % against the previous year. The tomato harvested area peaked at ha in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the tomato market in Kuwait declined 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). In general, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2014 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.