Cucumber And Gherkin Market Overview in the Czech Republic
In value terms, cucumber and gherkin production expanded modestly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.
In 2019, the average cucumber and gherkin yield in the Czech Republic reached tonnes per ha, surging by % on the year before. Over the period under review, the yield recorded noticeable growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average cucumber and gherkin yield reached the peak level at tonnes per ha in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, the yield failed to regain the momentum. 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 cucumbers and gherkins in the Czech Republic fell slightly to ha, approximately reflecting the previous year's figure. In general, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 when the harvested area increased by % y-o-y. The cucumber and gherkin harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The revenue of the cucumber and gherkin market in the Czech Republic declined to $ in 2019, shrinking 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % year-to-year. Cucumber and gherkin consumption peaked at $ in 2018, and then fell in the following year.