Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Spain
In value terms, lemon and lime production reduced remarkably to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, enjoyed a resilient expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Lemon and lime production peaked at $ in 2018, and then reduced markedly in the following year.
In 2019, the average yield of lemons and limes in Spain dropped remarkably to tonnes per ha, which is down by -% compared with the previous year's figure. In general, the yield indicated notable growth 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. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of tonnes per ha. From 2015 to 2019, the growth of the average lemon and lime yield remained at a somewhat lower figure. 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 Spain amounted to ha in 2019, increasing by % on 2018 figures. In general, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous 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 see gradual growth in years to come.
The size of the lemon and lime market in Spain contracted rapidly to $ in 2019, with a decrease 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). Overall, consumption, however, showed a prominent expansion. 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 2018, and then contracted significantly in the following year.