Cabbage Market Overview in Cameroon
In value terms, cabbage production declined remarkably to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production showed a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $ in 2018, and then fell significantly in the following year.
In 2019, the average yield of cabbage and other brassicas in Cameroon stood at tonnes per ha, growing by % on the year before. Over the period under review, the yield indicated strong growth from 2007 to 2019: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, cabbage yield increased by +% against 2007 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % against the previous year. The cabbage yield peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, the cabbage harvested area in Cameroon contracted slightly to ha, almost unchanged from 2018 figures. Overall, the harvested area recorded a pronounced shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when the harvested area decreased by -% against the previous year. The cabbage harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The value of the cabbage market in Cameroon reduced to $ in 2019, waning 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 enjoyed buoyant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Cabbage consumption peaked at $ in 2018, and then contracted in the following year.