Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Algeria
In value terms, lemon and lime production reached $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production posted prominent growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of % year-to-year. Lemon and lime production peaked in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.
In 2019, the average yield of lemons and limes in Algeria surged to tonnes per ha, increasing by % on the year before. Over the period under review, the yield indicated measured growth from 2007 to 2019: its figure 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, lemon and lime yield increased by +% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. The lemon and lime yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, 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.
The lemon and lime harvested area in Algeria declined to ha in 2019, with a decrease of -% on 2018 figures. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to lemon and lime production attained the peak figure at ha in 2018, and then shrank in the following year.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in Algeria rose markedly to $ in 2019, increasing 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). Overall, consumption saw strong growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in years to come.