Green Bean Market in Portugal
In value terms, green bean production fell to $ in estimated in export price. Overall, production, however, showed a abrupt curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Green bean production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , production failed to regain momentum.
In , the average yield of green beans in Portugal contracted modestly to tons per ha, dropping by -% compared with the previous year. Overall, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when the yield increased by %. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tons per ha. From 2013 to , the growth of the average green bean 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 green bean harvested area in Portugal expanded remarkably to ha, growing by % on the previous year's figure. In general, the harvested area, however, showed a pronounced slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of %. The green bean harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the green bean market in Portugal shrank slightly to $ in , which is down 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). Over the period under review, consumption continues to indicate a noticeable setback. Green bean consumption peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to , consumption remained at a lower figure.