Pineapple Market Overview in American Samoa
In value terms, pineapple production reduced to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, the total production indicated a measured expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Pineapple production peaked at $ in 2018, and then contracted in the following year.
In 2019, the average pineapple yield in American Samoa amounted to kg per ha, flattening at the year before. Over the period under review, 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 pineapples production in American Samoa totaled ha, approximately mirroring 2018. Overall, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern.
The size of the pineapple market in American Samoa contracted to $ in 2019, dropping 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, the total consumption indicated measured 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. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % year-to-year. Pineapple consumption peaked at $ in 2018, and then declined in the following year.