Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Central Asia
In value terms, lemon and lime production expanded notably to $ in 2018 estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, showed a perceptible curtailment. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2018, production remained at a lower figure.
The countries with the highest volumes of lemon and lime production in 2018 were Tajikistan ( tonnes), Uzbekistan ( tonnes) and Kyrgyzstan ( tonnes).
From 2007 to 2018, the biggest increases were in Uzbekistan, while lemon and lime production for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the production figures.
The average lemon and lime yield reduced markedly to tonnes per ha in 2018, which is down by -% on 2017 figures. The yield indicated a pronounced increase from 2007 to 2018: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last eleven years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2018 figures, lemon and lime yield increased by +% against 2008 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha, and then contracted significantly in the following year. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2018, the total area harvested in terms of lemons and limes production in Central Asia reduced to ha, which is down by -% on 2017. Over the period under review, the harvested area recorded a noticeable shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % against the previous year. The level of harvested area peaked at ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2018, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in Central Asia dropped to $ in 2018, falling 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, however, continues to indicate a pronounced slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. From 2012 to 2018, the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of lemon and lime consumption, amongst the leading consuming countries, was attained by Mongolia, while lemon and lime consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
In value terms, Kazakhstan ($), Tajikistan ($) and Uzbekistan ($) constituted the countries with the highest levels of market value in 2018, with a combined % share of the total market. These countries were followed by Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, which together accounted for a further %.
Mongolia saw the highest growth rate of market size, in terms of the main consuming countries over the period under review, while lemon and lime market for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.
The countries with the highest levels of lemon and lime per capita consumption in 2018 were Tajikistan ( kg per persons), Kazakhstan ( kg per persons) and Kyrgyzstan ( kg per persons).
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of lemon and lime per capita consumption, amongst the key consuming countries, was attained by Mongolia, while lemon and lime per capita consumption for the other leaders experienced mixed trends in the per capita consumption figures.