Cucumber And Gherkin Market Overview in Australia
In value terms, cucumber and gherkin production fell to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The average yield of cucumbers and gherkins in Australia declined slightly to tonnes per ha in , reducing by -% on 2019. In general, the yield showed a noticeable decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha. from 2009 to , the growth of the average cucumber and gherkin yield remained at a somewhat 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 cucumbers and gherkins production in Australia reached ha, picking up by % against 2019 figures. Over the period under review, the harvested area saw a noticeable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. The cucumber and gherkin harvested area peaked at ha in 2017; afterwards, it flattened through to .
The revenue of the cucumber and gherkin market in Australia declined to $ in , dropping 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 relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.