Updated Jan 22, 2023 00:18

Melon Market in Algeria

Market Overview
Please note: Annual data for 2022 are preliminary and subject to revision
The Algerian melon market surged to $ in , jumping 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 prominent increase. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, melon production contracted to $ in estimated in export price. 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 most prominent rate of growth was recorded in with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $ in 2019; however, from to , production failed to regain momentum.


Consumption
Please note: Annual data for 2022 are preliminary and subject to revision
In , consumption of melons in Algeria skyrocketed to tons, increasing by % on the previous year. Over the period under review, consumption showed a strong expansion. Over the period under review, consumption reached the maximum volume at tons in ; however, from to , consumption remained at a lower figure.

The revenue of the melon market in Algeria surged to $ in , rising 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 posted a strong increase. Melon consumption peaked at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.


Market Forecast
Please note: Annual data for 2022 are preliminary and subject to revision
Driven by increasing demand for melon in Algeria, the market is expected to continue an upward consumption trend over the next eight years. Market performance is forecast to decelerate, expanding with an anticipated CAGR of +% for the period from to , which is projected to bring the market volume to tons by the end of .

In value terms, the market is forecast to increase with an anticipated CAGR of +% for the period from to , which is projected to bring the market value to $ (in nominal prices) by the end of .


Market Structure
Please note: Annual data for 2022 are preliminary and subject to revision
In , the share of imports in total consumption accounted for % in value terms and % in physical terms. The share of imports decreased moderately (- percentage point) over the period under review.


Trade Balance
Please note: Annual data for 2022 are preliminary and subject to revision
Algeria remains a net exporter of melon; in physical and value terms, exports consistently exceeded imports from 2007 to . In , there was a significant trade surplus of tons, which was equal to $. This tangible trade surplus reflects the fact that the market remains buoyed by domestic production, and the industry is highly incorporated into the global market, which is likely to continue in the medium term.