Sweet Potato Market Overview in Haiti
In value terms, sweet potato production plummeted to $ in estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a abrupt decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of % year-to-year. Sweet potato production peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , production remained at a lower figure.
In , the average sweet potato yield in Haiti fell to kg per ha, which is down by -% compared with the previous year. Overall, the yield recorded a abrupt curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tonnes per ha. from 2014 to , the growth of the average sweet potato 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 , the harvested area of sweet potato in Haiti fell to ha, approximately mirroring 2019 figures. Overall, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to sweet potato production attained the peak figure at ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to , the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The value of the sweet potato market in Haiti fell sharply to $ in , waning 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). In general, consumption showed a abrupt setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Sweet potato consumption peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.