Apple Market in Kazakhstan
In value terms, apple production contracted sharply to $ in estimated in export price. Over the period under review, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $, and then dropped rapidly in the following year.
The average yield of apples in Kazakhstan shrank to tons per ha in , with a decrease of -% on the previous year. In general, the yield indicated a temperate increase from 2007 to : its figure increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last fourteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, apple yield increased by +% against 2015 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of %. The apple yield peaked at tons per ha in , and then dropped 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.
The apple harvested area in Kazakhstan dropped to ha in , therefore, remained relatively stable against . The harvested area 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 2010 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to apple production reached the maximum at ha in , and then contracted in the following year.
The size of the apple market in Kazakhstan dropped significantly to $ in , 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 continues to indicate a slight setback. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $, and then declined sharply in the following year.