Tomato Market Overview in Brunei Darussalam
In value terms, tomato production stood at $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production posted a prominent expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
In 2019, the average tomato yield in Brunei Darussalam stood at tonnes per ha, almost unchanged from the year before. In general, the yield, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average tomato yield attained the peak level at tonnes per ha in 2012; however, from 2013 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 total area harvested in terms of tomatoes production in Brunei Darussalam totaled ha, stabilizing at the previous year's figure. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. The tomato harvested area peaked at ha in 2017; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019.
The size of the tomato market in Brunei Darussalam reduced to $ in 2019, with a decrease of -% 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, saw a prominent increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $ in 2018, and then dropped in the following year.