Carrot And Turnip Market in Portugal
In value terms, carrot and turnip production declined markedly to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production recorded a perceptible contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , production failed to regain momentum.
In , the average yield of carrots and turnips in Portugal amounted to tons per ha, leveling off at the previous year. Overall, the yield indicated pronounced growth from 2007 to : its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last fourteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, carrot and turnip yield decreased by -% against 2018 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of %. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tons per ha. From 2019 to , the growth of the average carrot and turnip 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.
In , the total area harvested in terms of carrots and turnips production in Portugal declined notably to ha, waning by -% compared with the previous year's figure. Overall, the harvested area recorded a abrupt setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in when the harvested area increased by %. The carrot and turnip harvested area peaked at ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to , the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The value of the carrot and turnip market in Portugal contracted sharply to $ in , with a decrease of -% 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 recorded a noticeable slump. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.