Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Jordan
In value terms, lemon and lime production shrank markedly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, saw strong growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Lemon and lime production peaked at $ in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
In 2019, the average yield of lemons and limes in Jordan reduced modestly to tonnes per ha, which is down by -% against 2018 figures. Overall, the yield indicated a mild increase from 2007 to 2019: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, lemon and lime yield decreased by -% against 2015 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average lemon and lime yield hit record highs at tonnes per ha in 2015; however, from 2016 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 total area harvested in terms of lemons and limes production in Jordan reduced to ha, waning by -% on the year before. The harvested area 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 growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to lemon and lime production reached the peak figure at ha in 2018, and then fell in the following year.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in Jordan declined significantly to $ in 2019, which is down 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). In general, consumption, however, saw strong growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.