Eggplant Market in the Philippines
In value terms, eggplant production rose sharply to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production posted strong growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in 2018; however, from 2019 to , production failed to regain the momentum.
In , the average yield of eggplants (aubergine) in the Philippines stood at tonnes per ha, remaining stable against 2019. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average eggplant yield reached the peak level in and is likely to see steady growth in years to come. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
The eggplant harvested area in the Philippines stood at ha in , almost unchanged from the year before. Over the period under review, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of % y-o-y. The eggplant harvested area peaked in and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.
The revenue of the eggplant market in the Philippines amounted to $ in , rising 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, the total consumption indicated prominent growth from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, consumption decreased by -% against 2018 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $ in 2018; however, from 2019 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.