Global Pumpkin Market Overview
In value terms, pumpkin production reached $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of % against the previous year. Global production peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.
The countries with the highest volumes of pumpkin production in 2019 were China ( tonnes), India ( tonnes) and Ukraine ( tonnes), together accounting for % of global production.
From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of pumpkin production, amongst the leading producing countries, was attained by Ukraine, while pumpkin production for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In 2019, the global average pumpkin yield was estimated at tonnes per ha, therefore, remained relatively stable against 2018. In general, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The global yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2011; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, approx. ha of pumpkin (squash and gourds) were harvested worldwide; approximately reflecting 2018. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to pumpkin production reached the maximum in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.
The global pumpkin market value dropped slightly to $ in 2019, approximately equating 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $, leveling off in the following year.
From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Ukraine, while pumpkin consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, China ($), India ($) and the U.S. ($) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2019, together comprising % of the global market. These countries were followed by Russia, Ukraine, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Malawi, Cuba and Indonesia, which together accounted for a further %.
Among the main consuming countries, Russia saw the highest growth rate of market size, over the period under review, while pumpkin market for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The countries with the highest levels of pumpkin per capita consumption in 2019 were Cuba ( kg per person), Ukraine ( kg per person) and Malawi ( kg per person).
From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of pumpkin per capita consumption, amongst the main consuming countries, was attained by Ukraine, while pumpkin per capita consumption for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.