Asparagus Market Overview in South Africa
In value terms, asparagus production fell to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a deep downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. from 2009 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of asparagus in South Africa was estimated at kg per ha in , therefore, remained relatively stable against 2019 figures. Overall, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
The asparagus harvested area in South Africa totaled ha in , almost unchanged from 2019 figures. Overall, the harvested area continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.
The value of the asparagus market in South Africa skyrocketed to $ in , growing 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. As a result, consumption reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.