Walnut Market in Uzbekistan
In value terms, walnut production declined to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production, however, posted a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2016; however, from 2017 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of walnuts in Uzbekistan plummeted to less than kg per ha in , with a decrease of % compared with . Over the period under review, the yield, however, posted prominent growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average walnut yield reached the maximum level at tons per ha in 2019; however, from to , the 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.
The walnut harvested area in Uzbekistan declined markedly to less than ha in , waning by % against the year before. Over the period under review, the harvested area, however, showed noticeable growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. The walnut harvested area peaked at ha in 2016; however, from 2017 to , the harvested area failed to regain momentum.
The value of the walnut market in Uzbekistan declined 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). Overall, consumption, however, saw a prominent expansion. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level at $ in 2018; however, from 2019 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.