Dried Onion Market Overview in Central Asia
In value terms, dried onion production rose markedly to $ in estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to ; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of % year-to-year. The level of production peaked in and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future.
The country with the largest volume of dried onion production was Uzbekistan ( tonnes), accounting for % of total volume. Moreover, dried onion production in Uzbekistan exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Turkmenistan ( tonnes), twofold. Tajikistan ( tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a % share.
From 2007 to , the average annual growth rate of volume in Uzbekistan was relatively modest. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Turkmenistan (+% per year) and Tajikistan (+% per year).
The revenue of the dried onion market in Central Asia shrank to $ in , 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market attained the maximum level at $ in 2018; however, from 2019 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in Kazakhstan, while dried onion consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, the largest dried onion markets in Central Asia were Kyrgyzstan ($), Tajikistan ($) and Turkmenistan ($), together comprising % of the total market. Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further %.
Kazakhstan saw the highest rates of growth with regard to market size, among the main consuming countries over the period under review, while dried onion market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The countries with the highest levels of dried onion per capita consumption in were Turkmenistan ( kg per persons), Kyrgyzstan ( kg per persons) and Tajikistan ( kg per persons).
From 2007 to , the biggest increases were in Kazakhstan, while dried onion per capita consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.