Apple Market Overview in China
In value terms, apple production dropped to $ in estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, enjoyed resilient growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $ in 2019, and then reduced in the following year.
The average yield of apples in China declined to tonnes per ha in , waning by -% against the previous year. The yield figure increased at an average annual rate of +% from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of % year-to-year. The apple yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2019, and then fell in the following year. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the apple harvested area in China amounted to ha, leveling off at 2019. In general, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the harvested area increased by % y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to apple production attained the peak figure at ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to , the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the apple market in China dropped to $ in , waning 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 buoyant growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the market value increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the peak level at $ in 2019, and then reduced in the following year.