Lemon And Lime Market Overview in China
In value terms, lemon and lime production fell to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
The average yield of lemons and limes in China dropped modestly to tonnes per ha in 2019, stabilizing at the previous year. Over the period under review, the yield recorded a abrupt descent. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. The lemon and lime yield peaked 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, approx. ha of lemons and limes were harvested in China; with an increase of % on the previous year's figure. Overall, the total harvested area indicated prominent 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 harvested area increased by +% against 2015 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. The lemon and lime harvested area peaked at ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in China contracted slightly 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, consumption, however, recorded a mild setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. Lemon and lime consumption peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.