Cabbage Market Overview in Italy
In value terms, cabbage production shrank to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From 2014 to 2019, production growth failed to regain the momentum.
The average yield of cabbage and other brassicas in Italy was estimated at tonnes per ha in 2019, therefore, remained relatively stable against 2018. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % year-to-year. The cabbage yield peaked in 2019 and is likely to see steady 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 harvested area of cabbage and other brassicas in Italy dropped modestly to ha, reducing by -% against the year before. Overall, the harvested area continues to indicate a pronounced setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. The cabbage harvested area peaked at ha in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The revenue of the cabbage market in Italy contracted to $ in 2019, which is down 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). Overall, consumption, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Cabbage consumption peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.