Melon Market Overview in Spain
In value terms, melon production rose markedly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a pronounced shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the production volume increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $ in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of melons in Spain amounted to tonnes per ha in 2019, leveling off at the previous year's figure. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the yield increased by % year-to-year. Over the period under review, the average melon yield hit record highs in 2019 and is likely to see gradual growth in the near future. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
The melon harvested area in Spain declined to ha in 2019, with a decrease of -% against 2018 figures. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a abrupt setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with a decrease of -% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to melon production attained the peak figure at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, the harvested area failed to regain the momentum.
The revenue of the melon market in Spain soared to $ in 2019, increasing 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, showed a abrupt slump. Melon consumption peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.