Eggplant Market Overview in Greece
In value terms, eggplant production contracted rapidly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a abrupt shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of % y-o-y. Eggplant production peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.
In 2019, the average yield of eggplants (aubergine) in Greece contracted slightly to tonnes per ha, which is down by -% compared with the previous year. Over the period under review, the yield, however, saw a prominent increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tonnes per ha, and then dropped modestly in the following year. 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 eggplants (aubergine) in Greece declined significantly to ha, with a decrease of -% against the previous year. In general, the harvested area continues to indicate a deep downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of ha. From 2014 to 2019, the growth of the eggplant harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The size of the eggplant market in Greece shrank significantly to $ in 2019, 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). In general, consumption saw a deep downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.