Cucumber And Gherkin Market Overview in Belarus
In value terms, cucumber and gherkin production reached $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a pronounced shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
The average yield of cucumbers and gherkins in Belarus stood at tonnes per ha in 2019, leveling off at 2018 figures. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average cucumber and gherkin yield hit record highs at tonnes per ha in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, the 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 2019, the total area harvested in terms of cucumbers and gherkins production in Belarus dropped slightly to ha, waning by -% against 2018 figures. In general, the harvested area saw a perceptible slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. The cucumber and gherkin harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The value of the cucumber and gherkin market in Belarus shrank modestly 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). Overall, consumption continues to indicate a deep slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.