Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Qatar
In value terms, lemon and lime production stood at $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a precipitous descent. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Lemon and lime production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production remained at a lower figure.
In 2019, the average yield of lemons and limes in Qatar totaled kg per ha, almost unchanged from the year before. In general, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. 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 Qatar was estimated at ha, remaining constant against the previous year. Overall, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern.
The size of the lemon and lime market in Qatar skyrocketed to $ in 2019, with an increase of % 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, continues to indicate a sharp curtailment. Lemon and lime consumption peaked at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.