Lemon And Lime Market Overview in France
In value terms, lemon and lime production contracted notably to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, recorded a resilient increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of % against the previous year. Lemon and lime production peaked at $ in 2018, and then contracted sharply in the following year.
The average yield of lemons and limes in France reduced rapidly to tonnes per ha in 2019, falling by -% compared with 2018 figures. Overall, the yield, however, recorded a temperate increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average lemon and lime yield reached the peak level at tonnes per ha in 2017; however, from 2018 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 harvested area of lemons and limes in France stood at ha, growing by % against the previous year. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to lemon and lime production attained the peak figure in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
The size of the lemon and lime market in France declined dramatically to $ in 2019, reducing 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, saw a measured increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Lemon and lime consumption peaked at $ in 2018, and then reduced rapidly in the following year.