Garlic Market Overview in the USA
In value terms, garlic production amounted to $336M in 2010. Over the period under review, garlic production continues to indicate a slight curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when production volume increased by 9.7% y-o-y. In that year, garlic production reached its peak level of $384M. From 2009 to 2010, garlic production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
In 2010, the average yield of garlic in the U.S. totaled 18 tonne per ha, going down by -5.9% against the previous year. Overall, the garlic yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when yield increased by 3.6% against the previous year. In that year, the average garlic yield reached its peak level of 20 tonne per ha, and then declined slightly in the following year. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2010, approx. 9.2K ha of garlic were harvested in the U.S.; jumping by 2.8% against the previous year. Overall, the garlic harvested area, however, continues to indicate a moderate drop. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when harvested area increased by 2.8% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to garlic production reached its maximum at 10K ha in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2010, harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the garlic market in the U.S. amounted to $461M in 2010, going down by -4.3% 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, garlic consumption continues to indicate a noticeable drop. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the market value increased by 4.8% year-to-year. In that year, the garlic market reached its peak level of $530M. From 2009 to 2010, the growth of the garlic market remained at a lower figure.