Pumpkin Market Overview in Bahrain
In value terms, pumpkin production reduced to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a noticeable downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
In 2019, the average pumpkin yield in Bahrain expanded significantly to tonnes per ha, increasing by % on 2018 figures. Overall, the yield indicated prominent growth from 2007 to 2019: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average pumpkin yield attained the peak level in 2019 and is likely to continue 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 2019, the total area harvested in terms of pumpkin (squash and gourds) production in Bahrain reduced to ha, which is down by -% against the previous year's figure. Overall, the harvested area saw a abrupt decrease. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to pumpkin production attained the maximum at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The size of the pumpkin market in Bahrain reached $ in 2019, surging 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 enjoyed a remarkable increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level at $ in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.