Citrus Fruit Market in the Netherlands
In value terms, citrus fruit production expanded to $ in estimated in export price. In general, production, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Citrus fruit production peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
In , the average yield of citrus fruits in the Netherlands totaled less than kg per ha, leveling off at the previous year. Overall, 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 , the total area harvested in terms of citrus fruits production in the Netherlands stood at less than ha, remaining relatively unchanged against the year before. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern.
The value of the citrus fruit market in the Netherlands declined modestly to $ in , flattening at 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 saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.
From 2007 to , the average annual growth rate of the volume of consumption of oranges amounted to -%. With regard to the other consumed products, the following average annual rates of growth were recorded: tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas (+% per year) and grapefruits (+% per year).
In value terms, oranges ($), tangerines, mandarins, clementines, satsumas ($) and lemons and limes ($) were the products with the highest levels of market value in , together accounting for % of the total market. Grapefruits and citrus fruits not elsewhere classified lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further %.
Lemon and lime, with a CAGR of +%, saw the highest growth rate of market size, in terms of the main consumed products over the period under review, while market for the other products experienced more modest paces of growth.