Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Greece
In value terms, lemon and lime production dropped slightly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Lemon and lime production peaked at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.
In 2019, the average lemon and lime yield in Greece expanded remarkably to tonnes per ha, increasing by % on the year before. Overall, the yield posted a buoyant increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. The lemon and lime yield peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term. 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 Greece dropped to ha in 2019, which is down by -% compared with the year before. In general, the harvested area continues to indicate a deep setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the harvested area increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to lemon and lime production reached the maximum at ha in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The size of the lemon and lime market in Greece declined to $ in 2019, standing approx. at 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 recorded a pronounced curtailment. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of % against the previous year. Lemon and lime consumption peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.