Melon Market Overview in Peru
In value terms, melon production soared to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production, however, recorded a perceptible shrinkage. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2018 with an increase of % year-to-year. Melon production peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
The average yield of melons in Peru reduced slightly to tonnes per ha in 2019, with a decrease of -% against the year before. Overall, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average melon yield reached the peak level at tonnes per ha in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, 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 2019, the melon harvested area in Peru declined modestly to ha, waning by -% compared with 2018. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to melon production attained the peak figure at ha in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The value of the melon market in Peru stood at $ in 2019, growing 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). Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of % year-to-year. Melon consumption peaked at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.