Apple Market Overview in Lithuania
In value terms, apple production declined markedly to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a perceptible decrease. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $ in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.
In 2019, the average yield of apples in Lithuania shrank notably to tonnes per ha, waning by -% against the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the yield showed a deep slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tonnes per ha. From 2017 to 2019, the growth of the average apple 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.
In 2019, approx. ha of apples were harvested in Lithuania; leveling off at 2018 figures. Overall, the harvested area, however, showed a perceptible contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 with an increase of % y-o-y. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of ha. From 2013 to 2019, the growth of the apple harvested area remained at a somewhat lower figure.
The size of the apple market in Lithuania contracted dramatically to $ in 2019, which is down 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). In general, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of % year-to-year. Apple consumption peaked at $ in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.