Orange Market Overview in Benin
In value terms, orange production reduced to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From 2014 to 2019, production growth failed to regain the momentum.
The average yield of oranges in Benin declined to tonnes per ha in 2019, waning by -% on the previous year. Over the period under review, the yield recorded a abrupt descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average orange yield reached the maximum level at tonnes per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, 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.
In 2019, the orange harvested area in Benin rose notably to ha, with an increase of % compared with the previous year's figure. Overall, the harvested area showed a resilient expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 with an increase of % y-o-y. The orange harvested area peaked at ha in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The value of the orange market in Benin dropped to $ in 2019, 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). In general, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. From 2014 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.