Apple Market in the Netherlands
In value terms, apple production expanded to $ in estimated in export price. In general, production, however, continues to indicate a slight descent. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level at $ in 2013; however, from 2014 to , production remained at a lower figure.
The average yield of apples in the Netherlands skyrocketed to tons per ha in , picking up by % compared with figures. Over the period under review, the yield, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of % against the previous year. As a result, the yield reached the peak level of tons per ha. From 2012 to , the growth of the average apple yield failed to regain momentum. 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 the Netherlands declined to ha, which is down by -% against . Over the period under review, the harvested area saw a pronounced downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the harvested area decreased by -%. The apple harvested area peaked at ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the harvested area failed to regain momentum.
The value of the apple market in the Netherlands skyrocketed to $ in , surging 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). Overall, consumption recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. Apple consumption peaked at $ in 2014; however, from 2015 to , consumption failed to regain momentum.