Dry Bean Market Overview in Croatia
In value terms, dry bean production reduced notably to $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production recorded a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $ in 2017, and then contracted markedly in the following year.
The average yield of beans (dry) in Croatia reached tonnes per ha in 2018, increasing by % on 2017. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to 2018; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha. From 2009 to 2018, the growth of the average dry bean 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 2018, approx. ha of beans (dry) were harvested in Croatia; waning by -% compared with the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the harvested area continues to indicate a mild curtailment. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of % year-to-year. The dry bean harvested area peaked at ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2018, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The revenue of the dry bean market in Croatia dropped significantly to $ in 2018, 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). Over the period under review, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2009 to 2018, the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.