Cabbage Market Overview in Spain
In value terms, cabbage production expanded sharply to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, the total production indicated a slight expansion from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, production increased by +% against 2015 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of % against the previous year. Cabbage production peaked in and is expected to retain growth in years to come.
The average yield of cabbage and other brassicas in Spain amounted to tonnes per ha in , growing by % on the previous year's figure. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2019 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average cabbage yield reached the maximum level in and is expected to retain growth in years to come. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , approx. ha of cabbage and other brassicas were harvested in Spain; reducing by -% against the previous year's figure. Overall, the harvested area saw a slight shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to cabbage production attained the maximum at ha in 2008; however, from 2009 to , the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The revenue of the cabbage market in Spain rose significantly to $ in , growing 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). Over the period under review, consumption, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Cabbage consumption peaked in and is expected to retain growth in the near future.