Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Malaysia
In value terms, lemon and lime production shrank to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production showed a moderate increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
In 2019, the average yield of lemons and limes in Malaysia dropped to tonnes per ha, reducing by -% compared with 2018. Over the period under review, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. The lemon and lime yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, the yield failed to regain the momentum. 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 Malaysia was estimated at ha in 2019, increasing by % compared with the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area, however, saw a noticeable decline. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. As a result, the harvested area reached the peak level of ha. From 2014 to 2019, the growth of the lemon and lime harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The value of the lemon and lime market in Malaysia surged to $ in 2019, increasing 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 posted a prominent expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Lemon and lime consumption peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.