Date Market Overview in the Netherlands
In value terms, date production shrank to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a mild expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Date production peaked at $ in 2018, and then dropped slightly in the following year.
The average yield of dates in the Netherlands totaled kg per ha in 2019, remaining relatively unchanged against 2018 figures. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of dates production in the Netherlands totaled ha, flattening at the previous year. Overall, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern.
The value of the date market in the Netherlands contracted slightly to $ in 2019, stabilizing at 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, the total consumption indicated moderate growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, consumption decreased by -% against 2014 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. Date consumption peaked at $ in 2018, and then declined modestly in the following year.