Eggplant Market Overview in Asia
In value terms, eggplant production fell to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a resilient increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. The level of production peaked at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to , production remained at a lower figure.
China ( tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of eggplant production, accounting for % of total volume. Moreover, eggplant production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India ( tonnes), sixfold.
In China, eggplant production increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007-.
In , the average yield of eggplants (aubergine) in Asia totaled tonnes per ha, rising by % compared with the previous year's figure. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of % year-to-year. The level of yield peaked in and is expected to retain 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.
In , the eggplant harvested area in Asia was estimated at ha, remaining stable against the year before. In general, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 when the harvested area increased by % y-o-y. The level of harvested area peaked at ha in 2014; afterwards, it flattened through to .
The size of the eggplant market in Asia stood at $ in , stabilizing at 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 resilient growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. The level of consumption peaked at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to , the average annual growth rate of volume in China stood at +%.
In value terms, China ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by India ($).
From 2007 to , the average annual rate of growth in terms of value in China totaled +%.
From 2007 to , the average annual rate of growth in terms of the eggplant per capita consumption in China stood at +%.