Lemon And Lime Market Overview in Uzbekistan
In value terms, lemon and lime production surged to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production showed a significant expansion. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of % year-to-year. Lemon and lime production peaked in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in the near future.
The average yield of lemons and limes in Uzbekistan dropped slightly to tonnes per ha in 2019, leveling off at the previous year. Overall, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % 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 Uzbekistan amounted to ha in 2019, with an increase of % on the previous year. In general, the total harvested area indicated noticeable 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 2017 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of % year-to-year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of ha. From 2016 to 2019, the growth of the lemon and lime harvested area remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the lemon and lime market in Uzbekistan contracted to $ in 2019, falling 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). Over the period under review, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.