Global Cabbage Market Overview
In value terms, cabbage production totaled $29.3B in 2010 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +6.6% over the period from 2007 to 2010; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of 12% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global cabbage production attained its peak figure level at $29.5B in 2009, leveling off in the following year.
The country with the largest volume of cabbage production was China (31M tonnes), comprising approx. 47% of total volume. Moreover, cabbage production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (7.3M tonnes), fourfold. Russia (2.7M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 4.2% share.
From 2007 to 2010, the average annual growth rate of volume in China was relatively modest. The remaining producing countries recorded the following average annual rates of production growth: India (+9.3% per year) and Russia (+0.9% per year).
Global average cabbage yield totaled 29 tonne per ha in 2010, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year. Over the period under review, the cabbage yield, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of 2.2% y-o-y. In that year, the average cabbage yield reached its peak level of 29 tonne per ha. From 2009 to 2010, the growth of the average cabbage 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.
Global cabbage harvested area totaled 2.3M ha in 2010, remaining constant against the previous year. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +1.4% from 2007 to 2010; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded over the period under review. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 when harvested area increased by 2.2% y-o-y. The global cabbage harvested area peaked in 2010 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.
The global cabbage market revenue amounted to $30.1B in 2010, approximately reflecting 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +4.2% over the period from 2007 to 2010; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the market value increased by 8.9% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the global cabbage market attained its maximum level at $30.5B in 2009, and then declined slightly in the following year.
In China, cabbage consumption remained relatively stable over the period from 2007-2010. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+9.3% per year) and Russia (+1.4% per year).
In value terms, China ($10.3B) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($3.1B). It was followed by India.
From 2007 to 2010, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in China amounted to +3.7%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Japan (+15.3% per year) and India (+9.6% per year).
The countries with the highest levels of cabbage per capita consumption in 2010 were Romania (49 kg per person), South Korea (41 kg per person) and Ukraine (33 kg per person).
From 2007 to 2010, the most notable rate of growth in terms of cabbage per capita consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by India, while cabbage per capita consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.