Melon Market Overview in Argentina
In value terms, melon production declined modestly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a abrupt slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % year-to-year. Melon production peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of melons in Argentina shrank modestly to tonnes per ha in 2019, almost unchanged from 2018. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2009 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tonnes per ha. From 2010 to 2019, the growth of the average melon 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 2019, approx. ha of melons were harvested in Argentina; almost unchanged from the year before. In general, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the harvested area increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to melon production reached the peak figure in 2019 and is likely to continue growth in years to come.
The revenue of the melon market in Argentina dropped to $ in 2019, falling 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 recorded a pronounced contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % against the previous year. Melon consumption peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.