Pulses Market Overview in Croatia
In value terms, pulses production totaled $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. In general, pulses production continues to indicate buoyant growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when production volume increased by % year-to-year. Pulses production peaked at $ in 2017, and then declined slightly in the following year.
In 2018, the average pulses yield in Croatia totaled tonne per ha, going up by % against the previous year. Overall, the yield indicated moderate growth from 2007 to 2018: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, pulses yield decreased by -% against 2016 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when yield increased by % y-o-y. In that year, the average pulses yield attained its peak level of tonne per ha. From 2017 to 2018, the growth of the average pulses yield remained at a somewhat 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, the total area harvested in terms of pulses production in Croatia stood at ha, lowering by -% against the previous year. Overall, the pulses harvested area continues to indicate a mild decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to pulses production attained its peak figure at ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2018, harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The revenue of the pulses market in Croatia amounted to $ in 2018, lowering 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, pulses consumption continues to indicate a measured descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the pulses market hit record highs at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of the volume of consumption of beans (dry) was relatively modest. With regard to the other consumed products, the following average annual rates of growth were recorded: peas (dry) (-% per year) and lentils (+% per year).
In value terms, beans (dry) ($) led the market, alone. The second position in the ranking was occupied by lentils ($). It was followed by peas (dry).
From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of the market volume of beans (dry) was relatively modest. With regard to the other consumed products, the following average annual rates of growth were recorded: lentils (+% per year) and peas (dry) (-% per year).