Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Turkey
In value terms, lemon and lime production declined to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, the total production indicated a tangible increase from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, production decreased by -% against 2017 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, production attained the peak level of $. From 2018 to 2019, production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of lemons and limes in Turkey fell rapidly to tonnes per ha in 2019, which is down by -% against 2018. Over the period under review, the yield continues to indicate a mild downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of % y-o-y. The lemon and lime yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, the yield stood 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.
In 2019, approx. ha of lemons and limes were harvested in Turkey; increasing by % on 2018. In general, the total harvested area indicated perceptible growth from 2007 to 2019: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, lemon and lime harvested area increased by +% against 2011 indices. As a result, the harvested area reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in Turkey expanded slightly to $ in 2019, growing 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, consumption showed a remarkable increase. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. From 2018 to 2019, the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.