Grape Market Overview in Albania
In value terms, grape production shrank notably to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production recorded a mild downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in 2009; however, from 2010 to , production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of grapes in Albania reduced slightly to tonnes per ha in , approximately mirroring the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of % y-o-y. The grape yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2011; however, from 2012 to , the yield failed to regain the momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , approx. ha of grapes were harvested in Albania; with an increase of % against the year before. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the harvested area increased by % y-o-y. The grape harvested area peaked at ha in 2017; however, from 2018 to , the harvested area remained at a lower figure.
The size of the grape market in Albania shrank to $ in , reducing 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 recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. from 2010 to , the growth of the market remained at a lower figure.