Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Italy
In value terms, lemon and lime production reduced to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, the total production indicated a slight expansion from 2007 to 2019: its value decreased 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, production increased by +% against 2012 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. From 2009 to 2019, production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
In 2019, the average yield of lemons and limes in Italy surged to tonnes per ha, growing by % against 2018. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. The lemon and lime yield peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future. 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 Italy contracted to ha in 2019, dropping by -% on 2018. In general, the harvested area showed a slight setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of % year-to-year. The lemon and lime harvested area peaked at ha in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in Italy shrank modestly to $ in 2019, declining 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, the total consumption indicated modest growth from 2007 to 2019: its value decreased 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, consumption increased by +% against 2012 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. Lemon and lime consumption peaked at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.