Papaya Market Overview in Haiti
In value terms, papaya production shrank dramatically to $ in estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when the production volume increased by % y-o-y. As a result, production reached the peak level of $. from 2017 to , production growth remained at a lower figure.
In , the average papaya yield in Haiti shrank to tonnes per ha, with a decrease of -% compared with 2019. Over the period under review, the yield showed a perceptible contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the yield increased by % y-o-y. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tonnes per ha. from 2009 to , the growth of the average papaya yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
The papaya harvested area in Haiti expanded remarkably to ha in , increasing by % against the year before. Over the period under review, the total harvested area indicated notable growth from 2007 to : its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, papaya harvested area increased by +% against 2007 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2009 with an increase of % against the previous year. The papaya harvested area peaked in and is expected to retain growth in the near future.
The value of the papaya market in Haiti contracted modestly to $ in , flattening at 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 enjoyed a noticeable increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $. from 2015 to , the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.