Cucumber And Gherkin Market Overview in Poland
In value terms, cucumber and gherkin production reached $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2009 to 2019, production growth failed to regain the momentum.
The average yield of cucumbers and gherkins in Poland stood at tonnes per ha in 2019, increasing by % against the year before. The yield figure 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 growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of % year-to-year. The cucumber and gherkin yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2016; however, from 2017 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.
The cucumber and gherkin harvested area in Poland shrank modestly to ha in 2019, dropping by -% compared with 2018. Over the period under review, the harvested area continues to indicate a perceptible shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the harvested area increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to cucumber and gherkin production attained the maximum at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the cucumber and gherkin market in Poland dropped slightly to $ in 2019, approximately mirroring 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, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2009 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.