Melon Market Overview in Saudi Arabia
In value terms, melon production surged to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a abrupt shrinkage. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of melons in Saudi Arabia stood at tonnes per ha in 2019, approximately equating the previous year. In general, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average melon yield attained the maximum level at tonnes per ha in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In 2019, the harvested area of melons in Saudi Arabia totaled ha, flattening at 2018. Overall, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to melon production reached the peak figure at ha in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The size of the melon market in Saudi Arabia fell to $ in 2019, with a decrease of -% 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 showed a abrupt downturn. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the market value increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.