Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Japan
In value terms, lemon and lime production fell modestly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production enjoyed a perceptible increase. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
In 2019, the average yield of lemons and limes in Japan rose slightly to tonnes per ha, surging by % on 2018 figures. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period 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 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average lemon and lime yield attained the peak level in 2019 and is likely to see gradual 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.
In 2019, approx. ha of lemons and limes were harvested in Japan; with an increase of % on the previous year's figure. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid 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 years to come.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in Japan expanded modestly to $ in 2019, surging 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, showed a slight downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.