Grape Market Overview in Japan
In value terms, grape production declined to $ in estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $ in 2019, and then declined in the following year.
The average yield of grapes in Japan fell modestly to tonnes per ha in , flattening at 2019 figures. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tonnes per ha. from 2013 to , the growth of the average grape 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 grape harvested area in Japan declined to ha in , leveling off at 2019 figures. In general, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 with a decrease of -% year-to-year. The grape harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the grape market in Japan shrank to $ in , declining 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). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2019, and then declined in the following year.