Tomato Market Overview in Pakistan
In value terms, tomato production surged to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a perceptible downturn. Tomato production peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The average yield of tomatoes in Pakistan shrank modestly to tonnes per ha in , stabilizing at the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2019 with an increase of % against the previous year. The tomato yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , 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 , approx. ha of tomatoes were harvested in Pakistan; approximately reflecting 2019 figures. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to tomato production attained the maximum at ha in 2014; however, from 2015 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The value of the tomato market in Pakistan skyrocketed to $ in , 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 continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Tomato consumption peaked at $ in 2009; however, from 2010 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.