Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Pakistan
In value terms, lemon and lime production rose significantly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production posted measured growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2017 to 2019, production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of lemons and limes in Pakistan amounted to tonnes per ha in 2019, with an increase of % compared with the previous year's figure. In general, the yield, however, recorded a noticeable descent. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 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.
In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of lemons and limes production in Pakistan rose remarkably to ha, with an increase of % against 2018. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a tangible increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area reached the peak level of ha. From 2017 to 2019, the growth of the lemon and lime harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in Pakistan skyrocketed 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). Overall, the total consumption indicated tangible growth from 2007 to 2019: its value 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, consumption decreased by -% against 2016 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Lemon and lime consumption peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.