Tomato Market Overview in Yemen
In value terms, tomato production surged to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2013 to 2019, production growth failed to regain the momentum.
In 2019, the average yield of tomatoes in Yemen reduced to tonnes per ha, therefore, remained relatively stable against 2018 figures. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha. From 2016 to 2019, the growth of the average tomato yield remained at a 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 tomato harvested area in Yemen shrank to ha, which is down by -% compared with 2018 figures. Over the period under review, the harvested area saw a abrupt decline. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. The tomato harvested area peaked at ha in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The value of the tomato market in Yemen rose notably to $ in 2019, picking up 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 recorded a noticeable curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2013 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.