Pumpkin Market Overview in Germany
In value terms, pumpkin production contracted to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, the total production indicated a tangible expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, production decreased by -% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of % against the previous year. Pumpkin production peaked at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.
The average yield of pumpkin (squash and gourds) in Germany dropped to tonnes per ha in 2019, declining by -% against the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the yield recorded a noticeable curtailment. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average pumpkin yield attained the peak level at tonnes per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the yield remained at a lower figure. 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 in Germany; growing by % on the previous year's figure. In general, the harvested area enjoyed a remarkable increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the harvested area increased by % y-o-y. The pumpkin harvested area peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in years to come.
The revenue of the pumpkin market in Germany fell 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). Overall, consumption saw a buoyant expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of % year-to-year. Pumpkin consumption peaked at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.