Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Australia
In value terms, lemon and lime production skyrocketed to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of % against the previous year. Lemon and lime production peaked at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
The average yield of lemons and limes in Australia reached tonnes per ha in 2019, flattening at the previous year. Over the period under review, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average lemon and lime yield attained the peak level at tonnes per ha in 2015; afterwards, it flattened through to 2019. 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 Australia amounted to ha, therefore, remained relatively stable against the year before. Overall, the harvested area, however, showed a mild descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. The lemon and lime harvested area peaked at ha in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The value of the lemon and lime market in Australia totaled $ in 2019, rising 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 mild contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.