Grapefruit Market Overview in Greece
In value terms, grapefruit production expanded to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a deep slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Grapefruit production peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The average yield of grapefruits in Greece shrank to tonnes per ha in , flattening at the year before. In general, the yield saw a slight reduction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. The grapefruit yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2013; however, from 2014 to , the yield failed to regain the momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the total area harvested in terms of grapefruits production in Greece declined to ha, which is down by -% on the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the harvested area saw a deep setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. The grapefruit harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The value of the grapefruit market in Greece contracted sharply to $ in , with a decrease of -% 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 saw a perceptible slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Grapefruit consumption peaked at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to , consumption failed to regain the momentum.