Eggplant Market in Thailand
In value terms, eggplant production shrank notably to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, production faced a deep slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2010; however, from 2011 to , production remained at a lower figure.
In , the average eggplant yield in Thailand rose markedly to tonnes per ha, increasing by % compared with 2019 figures. In general, the yield recorded a strong increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. The eggplant yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2013; however, from 2014 to , 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 eggplant harvested area in Thailand shrank to ha in , declining by -% compared with the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the harvested area faced a abrupt downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. The eggplant harvested area peaked at ha in 2010; however, from 2011 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the eggplant market in Thailand declined notably to $ in , shrinking 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 saw a abrupt descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2010; however, from 2011 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.