Lettuce And Chicory Market in Portugal
In value terms, lettuce and chicory production reduced to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production recorded a abrupt descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when the production volume increased by %. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2010 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of lettuce and chicory in Portugal dropped slightly to tons per ha in , shrinking by -% compared with the previous year. In general, the yield, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average lettuce and chicory yield attained the maximum level at tons per ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to , the yield failed to regain momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the total area harvested in terms of lettuce and chicory production in Portugal dropped to ha, which is down by -% against . Over the period under review, the harvested area continues to indicate a perceptible contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to lettuce and chicory production attained the peak figure at ha in 2008; however, from 2009 to , the harvested area failed to regain momentum.
The revenue of the lettuce and chicory market in Portugal shrank slightly to $ in , reducing 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 showed a abrupt setback. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. From 2010 to , the growth of the market failed to regain momentum.