Banana and Plantain Market in Uganda
In value terms, banana and plantain production fell dramatically to $ in estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a strong expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $, and then fell rapidly in the following year.
In , the average banana and plantain yield in Uganda fell to tonnes per ha, almost unchanged from the year before. Overall, the yield saw a pronounced downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of % against the previous year. The banana and plantain yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the yield stood 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 banana and plantain harvested area in Uganda reduced to ha, which is down by -% compared with the previous year's figure. In general, the harvested area, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of ha, and then reduced in the following year.
The value of the banana and plantain market in Uganda contracted notably to $ in , shrinking 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 modest growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2019 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $, and then contracted markedly in the following year.