Watermelon Market Overview in Uzbekistan
In value terms, watermelon production fell notably to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. from 2012 to , production growth remained at a somewhat lower figure.
In , the average yield of watermelons in Uzbekistan expanded notably to tonnes per ha, increasing by % against 2019 figures. In general, the yield indicated strong growth from 2007 to : its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, watermelon yield increased by +% against 2007 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. The watermelon yield peaked in and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the harvested area of watermelons in Uzbekistan contracted slightly to ha, waning by -% compared with 2019 figures. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a perceptible shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 with an increase of % year-to-year. The watermelon harvested area peaked at ha in 2016; however, from 2017 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the watermelon market in Uzbekistan fell to $ in , waning 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). In general, consumption, however, enjoyed slight growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. from 2012 to , the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.